The Music of Malaysia: The Classical, Folk, and Syncretic Traditions
Patricia Ann Matusky, Sooi Beng Tan
Ashgate, 2004 - Music - 473 pages
The Music of Malaysia is a history, appreciation and analysis of Malaysian music in its many and varied forms. It was first published in Malay in 1997. This revised and updated edition is the first in English.
The book categorizes the types of music genres found in Malaysian society and provides an overview of the development of music in that country. Analyses of the music are illustrated with many examples transcribed from original field recordings. Genres discussed include theatrical and dance forms, percussion ensembles, vocal and instrumental music and classical music.
The Music of Malaysia is an excellent introduction to and exploration of the country's vibrant musical culture.
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