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The rise of music in the ancient world, East and West

Author: Curt Sachs
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1943.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this groundbreaking, all-encompassing work, an eminent musicologist explores the evolution of music. It ranges from the ecstatic singing and Shaman songs of early civilizations to the development of more structured styles in Egypt, East Asia, India, Greece, Rome, the Middle East, and Europe. Eight plates of illustrations depict players and orchestras from China, Korea, Burma, India, and Egypt."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Music, Greek and Roman
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sachs, Curt, 1881-1959.
Rise of music in the ancient world, East and West.
New York, W.W. Norton & Co. [1943]
(OCoLC)593035095
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curt Sachs
OCLC Number: 395923
Notes: "First edition."
Description: 324 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of music. Music in early society ; Comparative musicology and its methods ; Melodic styles ; Rhythm and instrumental music ; Polyphony ; Conclusion --
The western Orient. High civilization and music ; Musical systems in general ; Music in the ancient west Orient ; Conclusion --
East Asia. General features ; The lü's ; The scales ; Melody and rhythm ; Notation ; Polyphony ; Orchestras --
India. The Vedic chant ; Pictorial and literary evidences ; Scales ; Rāgas ; Rhythm and form ; Conclusion --
Greece and Rome. The sources ; Notation ; The genera ; The shades ; Early modes ; The perfect system ; The relics ; Ethos ; Health and education ; Counterpoint? ; Accents and rhythms ; Form ; Rome --
The Greek heritage in the music of Islam. Scales and modes ; Maqām ; Rhythm ; Polyphony ; Form --
Europe and the road to major and minor.
Responsibility: Curt Sachs.

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"In this groundbreaking, all-encompassing work, an eminent musicologist explores the evolution of music. It ranges from the ecstatic singing and Shaman songs of early civilizations to the development of more structured styles in Egypt, East Asia, India, Greece, Rome, the Middle East, and Europe. Eight plates of illustrations depict players and orchestras from China, Korea, Burma, India, and Egypt."--Back cover.

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