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Thai Classical Singing: Its History, Musical Characteristics and Transmission
 

Thai Classical Singing: Its History, Musical Characteristics and Transmission (Hardback, New edition, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 CD-Audio)

By Swangviboonpong, Dusadee
Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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Thai classical singing is a genre that blossomed during the golden age of music in the royal court at Bangkok during the 19th century. It took a variety of forms including unaccompanied songs used for narration in plays, instrumental music that was used to accompany mimed actions..., and songs of entertainment accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. In contemporary times it is found widely outside the court, and its influence is evident in many traditional songs. This book provides a detailed study of Thai classical singing. Dusadee Swangviboonpong discusses the historical background to this long-established genre, the vocal techniques that it employs, the contexts in which it is performed, the degree of improvisation that performers use, the setting of texts and the methods used to teach the songs. Teaching methods still tend to focus on oral transmission, although there have been recent attempts by the Thai authorities to standardize the way singing is taught and practised. These controls are, argues the author, a threat to the variety in style and approach that has characterised this music and kept it alive. The book features transcriptions of Thai classical songs and a glossary of Thai terms, which should make it a useful introduction to the genre.
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ISBN 9780754607908
Released NZ 1 Apr 2006
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 CD-Audio
Series SOAS Studies in Music
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ISBN-13 9780754607908
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Released 1 Apr 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 CD-Audio
Contains Contains 1 Hardback and 1 CD-Audio
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Swangviboonpong, Dusadee
Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith
Series SOAS Studies in Music
Category Non-Western Music: Traditional & Classical
History of Specific Subjects
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 782.009593
Weight 522g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Singing, Thailand
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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