A history of Japanese music

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Oxford University Press, 1973 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 720 pages
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This study provides a chronological survey of two thousand years of musical activity in Japan. It begins with evidence discovered in prehistoric excavations, and includes discussions of surviving instruments, pictorial evidence, written records of successive periods, and the modern acceptance of Western music. Offering a comprensive view of the changes, developments, and consistencies in Japanese music-making, Harich-Schneider presents the social and political climate of each musical phenomena. An extensive portrayal of ancient and mysterious music, this history will interest musicologists and students of Japanese culture.

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Contents

The Jomon Yayoi and Tumuli Periods
1
Kojiki and Nihongi
16
Shinto ceremonies
27
The Taikwa reform and its consequences
40
Other Evidence
53
Masks
68
PART 3
85
Music at Court
97
PART 6
436
The Christian Era and Tokugawa 15491867
443
The diffusion of western music after Xaviers departure
449
The misterios
455
Valignanos first visit and later developments
460
The legates Latin diary
467
Music printing and the making of Western musical instruments in Japan
473
Rodriguez Tcuzzu
479

Percussion Instruments
108
Stringed Instruments
122
Pictorial Evidence
139
The Kinkaju
181
Saibara
212
Roei
229
Literary evidence
242
Moronagas Jinchiyoroku
262
Kagura
283
The Hojo Regents
297
The first Buddhist music in Japan
311
Music theory in the Gyosan Taigaishu
327
Rod collections 343
358
Musical Manuscripts
376
Tokugawa
487
Traditional music
493
Semireligious and secular itinerant musicians and their instruments
511
Transcriptions
521
Music after fie Restoration
533
Musical education
540
Western and Eastern teaching methods
547
Mikagura
582
No
589
Attitudes to tradition and change the general outlook
595
General Index 0
619
Index of Musical Terms and Titles
629
Index of Names
652
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