Beginning with the earliest manifestations of rhythm, life, death, Sachs explores the association of sound with primitive rites of fertility, and rebirth. He traces the evolution of folk and ritual instruments to tools of entertainment and art, the rise of a professional class of singers and musicians, and the musical revolution that flowered during the Renaissance.
The History of Musical Instruments Dover Books on Music #ad - . Sachs chronicles the foundation of the modern orchestra during the baroque period and its subsequent development, concluding with the modern-day rise of electric and jazz instruments. A pleasure to read as well as a valuable resource, this classic work is enhanced with 24 plates and 167 illustrations. This first comprehensive history of musical instruments, this book ranges from prehistoric times to the 20th century.
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Eight plates of illustrations depict players and orchestras from China, India, Korea, Burma, and Egypt. A survey of music in early societies leads to examinations of comparative musicology and its methods, rhythm and instrumental music, melodic styles, and polyphony. It ranges from the ecstatic singing and shaman songs of early civilizations to the development of more structured styles in Egypt, Rome, Greece, the Middle East, India, East Asia, and Europe.
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