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Music in the world of Islam : a socio-cultural history

Author: Amnon Shiloah
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume describes the outstanding musical events that occurred in the Islamic world over a time span lasting from the 5th century to the present day. It does this against the background of major  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amnon Shiloah
ISBN: 0859679616 9780859679619
OCLC Number: 420884785
Description: xviii, 243 pages
Contents: Pre-Islamic music --
The rise of Islam --
The first dynastic caliphate --
Islam and music --
The science of music --
Decentralization and advent of local styles --
From Constantinople to Kashmir --
The advent of recent trends --
Scales, modes and rhythms --
Improvised and compound compositions --
Dance --
Folk musical traditions.
Responsibility: Amnon Shiloah.

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