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World Musics

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The World Musics series promotes the publication of books that focus on music traditions and musicians within the context of the cultures to which they belong and thereby advance understanding and appreciation of their historical, intellectual, and cultural milieu.

“Silk and Bamboo” Music in Shanghai

| Filed under: Music, World Musics
Witzleben Book Cover

“Of all the world’s major musical cultures, that of China may well be the least thoroughly understood and most often misunderstood by Western scholars and music lovers,” writes J. Lawrence Witzleben. Witzleben adds to the understanding of this musical culture with the first book-length study…

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The Indispensable Harp

| Filed under: Art, World Musics
Schechter Book Cover

A musical instrument that has played a vital role in Latin American music cultures—the harp—is the subject of this new work, the first study of its kind to be published in English. John Schechter presents a history of the harp in Spain, traces its…

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The Way of the Pipa

| Filed under: Music, World Musics
Pipa Book Cover

“Over the centuries a repertoire of solo pipa pieces has developed and this study focuses on those found in the Hua collection, which encompasses the pieces in the repertoire of the Hua family, and was printed, using the wooden block technique, in 1819.  Among the…

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The Melodic Tradition of Ireland

| Filed under: Music, World Musics
Cowdery Book Cover

This is a major work, at once synthetic and analytical. The author has drawn on previous studies of Irish music and general melodic theory to describe the inner workings of a rich melodic tradition. Irish folk music, resting upon monophonic melodies which are…

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