Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index.
On colonial difference and musical frontiers: directions for a postcolonial musicology -- pt. 1. Transatlantic savagery. Protestant imperialism and the metaphysics of New World song -- The voice of possession -- The voice of prophecy -- pt. 2. Staging the Indian. Musicking Indians in the Stuart court masque -- Savage Lully -- Rameau's Les sauvages and the aporia of musical nature -- Conclusion: opera, elsewhere.