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Music from the Tang Court

Volume 6

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  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521044523

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  • This volume brings to an end the transcription and description of thirty-one items from the Court Entertainment Music of the Tang. Of particular interest are a tune for a birthplace-ode by the Taizong Emperor, music for spear throwing, and a piece imitating calls between sexual partners in a flock of geese. Important appendices discuss stylistic differences between music of the Tang and imitative Japanese compositions, Tang compositions with military associations, and relatedness between movements in suites from the Tang.

    • This volume completes the transcription of a sequence of entertainment pieces from the Tang Court
    • This is the life work of Laurence Picken (now in his eighties) and he is well-known in ethnomusicological circles for this work
    • With this volume we have changed the format from A4 paperback to a smaller, more user-friendly hardback format
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521044523
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.508kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Glossary of signs
    25. Suite: 'A New Prince of Luoling'
    26. Piece: '[Western] Liangzhou'
    27. Piece: 'Spear-Play'
    28. Suite: 'Bird(s) of the Qin River'
    29. Piece: 'Introit to 'Perfect Virtue''
    30. Piece: 'Introit to 'Peace-Music''
    31. Piece: 'Ten Devas'
    Cumulative bibliography.

  • Editors

    Laurence E. R. Picken, University of Cambridge

    Noël J. Nickson

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