Pro/Am Book of Music and Mythology: An Encyclopaedia Reading Reference Guide to the Appearance of Music in the World's Great Mythologies

Pro/Am Book of Music and Mythology: An Encyclopaedia Reading Reference Guide to the Appearance of Music in the World's Great Mythologies

by Thomas P. Lewis
     
 

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Focusing on ancient instruments, practices, and beliefs, Lewis provides excerpts on 400 principal topics drawn from 250 original sources on music and mythology. Unfortunately, he is neither comprehensive nor always faithful to his sources (e.g., passages are sometimes dropped without added ellipses). Also, the supplementary material should have been integrated into the central text to avoid the labyrinth created by the two current volumes. However, although most libraries with the various Grove publications (e.g., New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians , LJ 12/15/80, and New Grove Dictionary of Opera , 1992, both Grove's ``Dictionaries of Music'') and The Golden Bough (St. Martin's, 1969) will find this work redundant, it merits inclusion in large academic and public libraries as a compact source that can lead to better works. A third volume, Essay on Myth and Reality , is scheduled for release in April 1993.-- Anthony J. Adam, Prairie View A&M Univ. Lib., Tex.

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ISBN-13:
9780912483511
Publisher:
Bold Strummer, Limited, The
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
860
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x (d)

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