Analytical Studies in World Music : includes CD: includes CD

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Michael Tenzer Professor of Music University of British Columbia
Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 28, 2006 - Music - 456 pages
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Combining the approaches of ethnomusicology and music theory, Analytical Studies in World Music offers fresh perspectives for thinking about how musical sounds are shaped, arranged, and composed by their diverse makers worldwide. Eleven inspired, insightful, and in-depth explanations of Iranian sung poetry, Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, Afro-Cuban drumming, flamenco, modern American chamber music, and a wealth of other genres create a border-erasing compendium of ingenious music analyses. Through description of contexts of performance and creation, and especially compositional and formal construction, each chapter proposes stimulating ways to hear, conceive, and imagine these repertoires. Selections on the companion CD are carefully matched with extensive transcriptions and illuminating diagrams in every chapter. Opening rich cross-cultural perspectives on music, this volume addresses the practical needs of students and scholars in the contemporary world of fusions, contact, borrowing, and curiosity about music everywhere.
 

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Contents

Analysis Categorization and Theory of Musics of the World
2
SECTIONAL PERIODICITIES POETRY SONG RITUAL
38
Navai A Musical Genre of Northeastern Iran
40
How to Spin a Good Horo Melody Mode and Musicianship in the Composition of Bulgarian Dance Tunes
57
Flamenco in Focus An Analysis of a Performance of Soleares
91
An AfroCuban Bata Piece for Obatala King of the White Cloth
119
ISOPERIODICITY FROM STRICT TO DISCURSIVE WITH VARIATIONS
160
Aka Polyphony Music Theory Back and Forth
162
Flexing the Frame in Javanese Gamelan Music Playfulness in a Performance of Ladrang Pangkur
236
LINEAR COMPOSITION IN PERIODIC CONTEXTS
272
Yangs Eight Pieces Composing a Musical SetPiece in a Chinese Local Opera Tradition
274
Architectonic Composition in South Indian Classical Music The Navaragamalika Varnam
302
Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G Major K 453 Movement I
331
Autonomy and Dialog in Elliott Carters Enchanted Preludes
376
Contents of the Compact Disk
414
Index
416

Oleg Tumulilingan Layers of Time and Melody in Balinese Music
204

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