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The world's earliest music: traced to its beginnings in ancient lands, by collected evidence of relics, records, history, and musical instruments from Greece, Etruria, Egypt, China, through Asyria and Babylonia, to the primitive home, the land of Akkad and Sumer.

Author: Hermann Smith
Publisher: London, W. Reeves [1904]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Hermann, 1824-1910.
World's earliest music.
London, W. Reeves [1904]
(OCoLC)654325240
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Smith
OCLC Number: 1210317
Notes: With music.
Description: xv, [1], 362 pages, 1 leaf frontispiece, illustrations, folded plates 19 cm
Contents: 1. At the gates of the past --
2. In the land of myth --
the pursuit of the gods --
3. In the land of Egypt --
the Lady Maket and her flutes --
4. In the land of Egypt --
more Egyptian flutes --
the evidences of the scale --
the teachings of experiments --
5. In the land of Etruria --
the Greco-Etruscan double flutes --
the bulbed or subulo flutes --
6. In the land of Greece --
from Etruria to Athens --
the sweet monaulos --
7. In the land of Greece --
the silkworm flutes, or bombyx flutes --
8. In Oscan land --
Italia --
found at Pompeii --
the Greco-Roman flutes --
9. Back to the land of the Nile --
Egypt reveals the secret --
10. The isles of Greece --
Midas the glorious --
11. Near the city of Charites --
the mystery of the "slender brass" --
12. At the Delphic temple --
the music heard by the Greeks --
13. In the land of China --
the outspread phoenix --
14. The Mongols new home --
the mythical finding of the lus --
15. In the flowery kingdom --
the bird's nest --
16. By the yellow river --
the evolution of the sheng --
17. In the land of Siam --
the Siamese "phan" --
18. In the land of Japan --
Japanese pitch pipes and the Japanese clarionet and the sho --
19. In ancient China --
ceremonial instruments --
20. In ancient China --
the flutes of the Chinese --
21. In ancient China --
the favourite of Confucius --
22. In ancient China --
the trumpets of the Chinese --
23. The music heard in far Cathay --
the oldest written music --
24, Evolution of the lyre, harp, and lute --
the bow with the boat --
25. The choice of the Greeks --
the Delphic lyre --
26. How the music grew --
in the days of a thousand years --
27. At Alexandria --
the final settlement of the scale --
Index.
Responsibility: By Hermann Smith. Sixty-five illustrations.

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