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Music from the Tang Court : Music from the Tang Court - Laurence Picken

Music from the Tang Court

Music from the Tang Court

Paperback Published: 25th January 1988
ISBN: 9780521318341
Number Of Pages: 152

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During the two centuries before 841, the Japanese Court borrowed a large amount of secular entertainment music from China, chiefly music of the Sui and Tang Courts. This music, known as 'Tang Music' is preserved in manuscripts written between the eighth and thirteenth centuries and to be seen today in the library of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo and in other Japanese libraries. Fourteen items, from the second scroll of pieces belonging to the Ichikotsu-cho mode-key group (Mixolydian on D), are offered in this fourth fascicle of Music from the Tang Court. With the exception of two items, each consisting of Prelude and Broaching, all are single movements. The first piece, in two movements, is overtly linked with Sogdiana, the Central Asian State which exerted so great an influence on the entertainment-music of the Tang Court. That some of the Togaku repertory had its roots in popular music is plainly shown by the title of this piece: 'Sogdians Drinking Wine'.

Glossary
Abbreviations
The Whirl-Around
The Singing of Spring Warblers
Åî-dai hajin-raku
Aspects of the suite-form in East Asia
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ISBN: 9780521318341
ISBN-10: 0521318343
Series: Music from the Tang Court : Book 4
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 25th January 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.38