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The Music of the Sumerians: And Their Immediate Successors, the Babylonians and Assyrians

Francis W. Galpin

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ISBN 10: 0521180635 / ISBN 13: 9780521180634
Published by Cambridge University Press
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Paperback. 160 pages. Dimensions: 9.9in. x 7.0in. x 0.6in.This book was originally published in 1937. Its author, Francis Galpin, has produced a thorough and carefully researched account of the music of the Sumerians and their immediate predecessors, the Babylonians and Assyrians. On its publication, this book was one of the few studies to concentrate on the music of the ancient civilisations of modern-day Iraq. Today, it still holds great value for all interested in the study of the ancient production and use of music and musical instruments. The works chapters focus in turn on percussion, wind and stringed instruments, before exploring the musical scales of these societies and the roles that music and performance have played in their history and culture. Numerous photographic plates also provide fascinating examples of Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian instruments, as well as documenting the ways in which the performance of music was represented on the tombs and tablets of these ancient societies. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521180634

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This book was originally published in 1937. Its author, Francis Galpin, has produced a thorough and carefully researched account of the music of the Sumerians and their immediate predecessors, the Babylonians and Assyrians. On its publication, this book was one of the few studies to concentrate on the music of the ancient civilisations of modern-day Iraq. Today, it still holds great value for all interested in the study of the ancient production and use of music and musical instruments. The work's chapters focus in turn on percussion, wind and stringed instruments, before exploring the musical scales of these societies and the roles that music and performance have played in their history and culture. Numerous photographic plates also provide fascinating examples of Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian instruments, as well as documenting the ways in which the performance of music was represented on the tombs and tablets of these ancient societies.

Book Description: A thorough and carefully researched 1937 account of the music of the Sumerians and their immediate predecessors, the Babylonians and Assyrians. On its publication, this book was one of the few studies to concentrate on the music of the ancient civilisations of modern-day Iraq, and is still valued today.

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