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Author Ling, Jan, 1934-2013.

Title A history of European folk music / Jan Ling ; translated from the Swedish by Linda and Robert Schenk.

Published Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.620094 LING    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Europas musikhistoria. English
Physical description 249 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index.
Contents Introduction: What Do We Mean By Folk, Folk Song, and Folk Music? -- 1. In Search of "The Songs of the People" -- 2. Music at Work -- 3. Melodies Marking the Pendulum of Life and the Changing Seasons -- 4. "Bursting into Song" (I): The JOJK, Narrative Song, and Ballad -- 5. "Bursting into Song" (II): The Lyric Song and the Hymn -- 6. The Playing of Folk Music (I): Spontaneous Sound Makers, Acoustic Working Equipment -- 7. The Playing of Folk Music (II): The Transformation of Musical Instruments -- 8. The Playing of Folk Music (III): Musical Instruments for the People -- 9. Folk Music Ensembles -- 10. Movement and Dance, Song and Instrumental Music -- 11. Folk Music Between Town and Country -- 12. European Folk Music: A Uniform Diversity.
Summary The aim of this study is to increase the reader's understanding of folk music within an historical, European framework, and to keep the genre alive as a dynamic and changing artform. The book addresses a plethora of questions through its detailed examination of a wide range of music from vastly different national and cultural identities. It also attempts to elucidate the connections among and the development of contemporary folk music across Europe, firstly by examining the ways in which scholars of different ideological and artistic ambitions have collected, studied, and performed it, then by investigating the relationship between folk and popular music. This book will serve well as either a textbook for upper-level, undergraduate courses or as a research tool for postgraduate study. Ethnomusicologists will also have a distinct interest in the opinions postulated and examined herein.
Subject Folk music -- Europe -- History and criticism.
ISBN 1878822772 (alk. paper)