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A History of European Folk Music - Jan Ling

A History of European Folk Music

Hardcover Published: 22nd December 1998
ISBN: 9781878822772
Number Of Pages: 256

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The aim of this study is to increase understanding of folk music within an historical, European framework, and to show the genre as a dynamic and changing art form. The book addresses a plethora of questions through its detailed examination of a wide range of music from vastly different national and cultural identities. It attempts to elucidate the connections between, and the varying development of, the music of peoples throughout Europe, firstly by examining the ways in which scholars of different ideological and artistic ambitions have collected, studied and performed folk music, then by investigating the relationship between folk and popular music. JAN LING is Professor of Musicology at Goteborg University, Sweden.

Introduction: What Do We Mean By Folk, Folk Song, and Folk Music?p. 1
In Search of "The Songs of the People"p. 15
Music at Workp. 22
Melodies Marking the Pendulum of Life and the Changing Seasonsp. 45
"Bursting into Song" (I): The JOJK, Narrative Song, and Balladp. 75
"Bursting into Song" (II): The Lyric Song and the Hymnp. 103
The Playing of Folk Music (I): Spontaneous Sound Makers, Acoustic Working Equipmentp. 123
The Playing of Folk Music (II): The Transformation of Musical Instrumentsp. 134
The Playing of Folk Music (III): Musical Instruments for the Peoplep. 154
Folk Music Ensemblesp. 167
Movement and Dance, Song and Instrumental Musicp. 179
Folk Music Between Town and Countryp. 199
European Folk Music: A Uniform Diversityp. 220
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9781878822772
ISBN-10: 1878822772
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd December 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 19.68  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79