Musical Instruments of South-East Asia
A century ago, the sound of Javanese gamelan orchestra made a deep and lasting impression upon the young Debussy, and many composers after him, including Ravel, Messiaen, and Britten, have found inspiration in the characteristic principles of the region's ancient musical traditions and in its distinctive sonorities. Inevitably, contact with a different musical language at once prompts many questions; and this book is an attempt to set the scene and to answer the most essential of these, in as non-technical a way as possible. It focuses on the most immediately arresting feature of South-East Asian music, the instruments themselves, with the instruments set in the context of their musical function and of the history, beliefs, and social customs which the music expresses. The author is Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Durham, and was a founder of the Durham Oriental Music Festival. ix, 84 pp., 23 colour and 26 b&w plates, bibliography, index. Bookseller Inventory # 000795
Title: Musical Instruments of South-East Asia
Publisher: Oxford in Asia
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hard bound
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: n/a
Edition: First Edition
Payment Methods Accepted by Seller
Money Order PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer
All prices net, FOB Bangkok, Thailand. Prepayment required except for bona fide institutional buyers. If
payment is direct to us and not via the ABE payment service, PayPal is the preferred payment method.
However, for larger purchases, we reserve the right to request payment only by bank transfer for first
purchase by new customers. We do accept personal cheques and drafts, providing the purchase is above
$200, but books will only ship following cheque / draft clearance. (We will accept cheques...
Orders usually ship within 2 business days (PLEASE READ FURTHER BELOW ON DELIVERY TIMES). Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to request an extra shipping charge, as required. Overseas postage options include Surface or SAL (for books less than $200), Air, Speedpost or commercial courier service. We regret that we are not able to ship books or multiple-book orders valued at $200 or more by surface post.
****** PLEASE NOTE: Thai Post does not offer surface mail service to some Asian and Middle Eastern destinations, such as (but not limited to) China (PRC), Indonesia, Japan, Korea (ROK), Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan (ROC), UAE. On receipt of orders to ship to these countries we will send by next least expensive method (usually SAL) and may have to contact you for additional shipping costs if required.
****** DELIVERY TIMES: Orchid Press GUARANTEES prompt packing and shipment of your order following order processing. Most orders are dispatched by latest the day following your order acceptance and many will depart the very same day. Orchid Press CANNOT GUARANTEE the time it will take the postal system to transport your order to your destination address. Increasingly frequently, due to political and other global conditions, delivery times are stretching beyond the 25-45 working day (surface) or 8-14 working day (airmail) estimates that the ABE site quotes. Our delivery completion record is near 100%--that is, we virtually NEVER lose a parcel that we have dispatched. We ask you to please be patient with the current postal situation which is beyond the influence or control of all of us.
Store Description: BOOKS ON ASIA Bangkok's first bookshop dedicated only to new and out-of-print books on the arts, cultures, religions, languages, histories, politics and personalities of the world's most dynamic region.