Rise of Music in the Ancient World by Curt Sachs
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Rise of Music in the Ancient World
By Curt Sachs

The Rise of Music in the Ancient World

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Rise of Music in the Ancient World by 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.A survey of music in early societies leads to examinations of comparative musicology and its methods, melodic styles, rhythm and instrumental music, and polyphony. Advancing to the Western Orient and Eastern Asia, the author discusses musical systems in general, along with the concepts of scales, melody and rhythm, and notation. Subsequent chapters explore India's Vedic chants and ragas, the early modes of Greece and Rome, and the influence of the music of Islam. The book concludes with a look at the puzzle of medieval tonality and the conflict between European vocal and instrumental styles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486466613
ISBN-10: 0486466612
Format: Paperback / softback
(231mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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