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The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteries

Social and Ritual Contexts

The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteries( )
Author: Szczepanski, Beth
Series title:SOAS Studies in Music Ser.
ISBN:978-1-315-55671-0
Publication Date:Mar 2016
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Digital (delivered electronically)
List Price:USD $59.95
Book Description:

Beth Szczepanski examines how traditional and modern elements interact in the current practice, reception and functions of wind music, or shengguan, at monasteries in Wutaishan, one of China's four holy mountains of Buddhism. The book provides an invaluable insight into the political and economic history of Wutaishan and its music, as well as the instrumentation, notation, repertoires, transmission and ritual function of monastic music at Wutaishan, and how that music has adapted to...
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Pages:200



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