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Albanian traditional music : an introduction, with sheet music and lyrics for 48 songs

Author: Spiro J Shetuni
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg, Tosk, Lab and Urban. The origins, fundamental features, musical styles and genres of the four dialects are discussed. An historical and demographic analysis of Albania, history of Albanian ethnomusicology and classifications in Albanian music are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spiro J Shetuni
ISBN: 9780786464494 0786464496
OCLC Number: 692291454
Description: vii, 205 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Albania : a historical, ethnic, and demographic synopsis --
History of Albanian ethnomusicology --
Classification in Albanian traditional music --
Gheg musical dialect --
Polyphonic traditional music --
Tosk musical dialect --
Lab musical dialect --
Urban musical dialect --
Lyrics --
Musical notations.
Responsibility: Spiro J. Shetuni.

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"This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg, Tosk, Lab and Urban. The origins, fundamental features, musical styles and genres of the four dialects are discussed. An historical and demographic analysis of Albania, history of Albanian ethnomusicology and classifications in Albanian music are discussed"--Provided by publisher.

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"comprehensive yet easily understandable...highest praise and recommendation. No other book or article in English comes close to capturing the nuances of traditional Albanian music while at the same Read more...

 
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