The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteries

The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteries

by Beth Szczepanski


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409427438
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Series: SOAS Musicology Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 19.00(d)

About the Author

Dr Beth Szczepanski, Lecturer, Ohio State University, USA

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part I The Music of Mañjusrī's Mountain: A history of Wutaishan Buddhist music; Wutaishan and its Buddhist music today. Part II Music in Ritual at Wutaishan: Donor-sponsored ritual; Funeral observances; Calendrical observances. Part III Wutaishan's Shengguan Music: Shengguan instrumentation; Notation; Transmission of Shengguan practice; Shengguan repertoires. Part IV Buddhist Music in a Material World: Buddhist Shengguan in concerts, festivals and recordings; The politics of Buddhist music; The business of Buddhist music; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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