A history of Japanese music, Volumes 1-3

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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
3
PART
5
Kojiki and Nihongi
16
Shinto ceremonies
27
The Taikwa reform and its consequences
40
Other Evidence
53
Masks
68
Musical Texts
77
Other musical manuscripts
368
Musical Manuscripts
376
The Taigensho
382
Popular Music and the Rise of the
410
Dengaku
417
Other treatises by Zeami
425
The music of No
432
PART 6
436

PART 3
85
General Developments in Politics and Music
91
Music at Court
97
Music and Musical Instruments of the Period
104
The Chinese Musical Background io1
108
A Chinese and Japanese Music Theory
133
Pictorial Evidence
139
The Kinkafu
181
PART 4
187
Sahara
212
Roei
229
The Later Fujiwara Period
239
Songs and Dances Motomasas Ryutneisho
253
The Historical Background
295
The position of music
305
Musical Manuscripts
353
Mikagura collections
362
The Christian Era and Tokugawa 15491867
443
The diffusion of western music after Xaviers departure
449
The tnisterios
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
Historical survey
487
Traditional music
493
Transcriptions
521
Other genres of Western music
534
Western and Eastern attitudes to music
545
Mikagura
579
Urban songs and regional folksongs
594
General Index
619
Index of Names
652
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