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Gamelan : cultural interaction and musical development in central Java

Author: Sumarsam.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1995.
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work analyzes the music of Java and the development of the gamelan, an ensemble dominated by bronze percussion instruments. Drawing on sources ranging from 12th-century poetry to 20th-century  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sumarsam.
ISBN: 0226780104 9780226780108 0226780112 9780226780115
OCLC Number: 31656991
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Cornell University, 1992, originally presented under title: Historical contexts and theories of Javanese music.
Description: xviii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. From Hindu to Islam: The Early History of Javanese Music --
2. Javanese Interaction with European Colonialism, Islam, and the Peranakaa Chinese: A Period of Intensive Cultural Development --
3. The Impact of Western Thought on Javanese Views of Music --
4. Current Theories of Gendhing.
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Sumarsam.
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