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Bands structured around western wind instruments are among the most widespread instrumental ensembles in the world. Although these ensembles draw upon European military traditions that spread globally through colonialism, militarism and missionary work.
This book explores art song as an emblem of musical modernity in early twentieth century East Asia and Australia. It appraises the lyrical power of art song¿a solo song set to a poem in the local language in Western art music style accompanied by pianöas a vehicle for creating a localized musical identity.
Archaic Bamboo Instruments explores how current residents of Bandung, Indonesia, have (re-) adopted bamboo musical instruments to forge meaningful bridges between their past and present¿between traditional and modern values.
The Routledge Companion to Music and Human Rights is a collection of case studies spanning a wide range of concerns about music and human rights in response to intensifying challenges to the wellbeing of individuals, peoples, and the planet.
More than two decades since the Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares choir was awarded a Grammy (1990), there is no scholarly study of the captivating sounds of Bulgarian vertical sonorities. This book offers an in-depth study of the Bulgarian harmonic system is long overdue.
Presents a series of case studies that demonstrate the persistence of Japanese sung narratives in a multiplicity of genres over ten centuries, including the way they flourished and declined, together with factors contributing to development and change in narrative performance.
"First edition published by Ashgate 2004."