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The instrumental music of Wutaishan's Buddhist monasteries : social and ritual contexts

Author: Beth Szczepanski
Publisher: Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series: SOAS musicology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how traditional and modern elements interact in the practice, reception and functions of wind music, or shengguan, at monasteries in Wutaishan, one of China's four holy mountains of Buddhism. This book provides an insight into the political and economic history of Wutaishan and its music.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Szczepanski
ISBN: 9781409427438 1409427439 9781409427445 1409427447
OCLC Number: 749115642
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--Ohio State University, 2008) presented under title: Sheng Guan in the past and present.
Description: xix, 174 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: A history of Wutaishan Buddhist music --
Wutaishan and its Buddhist music today --
Donor-sponsored ritual --
Funeral observances --
Calendrical observances --
Shengguan instrumentation --
Notation --
Transmission of shengguan practice --
Shengguan repertoires --
Buddhist shengguan in concerts, festivals, and recordings --
The politics of Buddhist music --
The business of Buddhist music.
Series Title: SOAS musicology series.
Responsibility: Beth Szczepanski.

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Examines how traditional and modern elements interact in the practice, reception and functions of wind music, or shengguan, at monasteries in Wutaishan, one of China's four holy mountains of  Read more...

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'Though primarily an ethnography of contemporary shengguan practice, the book traces this music back to its legendary origins in the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE) and follows it through more recent Read more...

 
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