The Music of Malaysia: The Classical, Folk and Syncretic Traditions

2nd Edition

Patricia Matusky, Tan Sooi Beng

Routledge
April 9, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 464 Pages - 603 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367231538 - CAT# K422214
Series: SOAS Studies in Music Series

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Summary

The Music of Malaysia, first published in Malay in 1997 and followed by an English edition in 2004 is still the only history, appreciation and analysis of Malaysian music in its many and varied forms available 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. It is an excellent introduction to and exploration of the country's vibrant musical culture.

This new, fully revised and updated edition includes time lines, listening guides and two audio CDs of field recordings that are analysed and discussed in the text.

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