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Title: Sangitasiromani: A Medieval Handbook of Indian Music. Edited with Introduction and Translation
Author: Nijenhuis, Emmie te (ed)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1992
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004094987
Volumes: 1; Pages: x, 622
List Price in Cloth: $393.00 Our price: $334.99
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The Sangitasiromani, "Crest-jewel of Music", is a major Sanskrit work on Indian musicology, composed in 1428 A.D. by scholars from all parts of India who participated in a musicological congress organized by Sultan Malika Sahi at Kada (near Allahabad). Designed as a standard text-book on music the work summarizes and explains the opinions of older and contemporary authors. It deals with all the aspects of traditional Indian musicology, such as tone-system, scale, melody, rhythm, composition, variation and vocal technique. The complete English translation and the extensive introduction will familiarize the reader with the characteristic Indian concepts of music and the problems of their interpretation.