Music in Egypt

Oxford University Press

Item No. 821502
Alt. Part # 019514645X
UPC Code 9780195146455
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Music in Egypt Global Music Series By Scott L. Marcus Book and CD;200 pages, This is part of the Global Music Series which introduces world music with a focus on how people make music meaningful and useful in their lives.This book provides an overview of the music of Egypt as well as an in-depth
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Music in Egypt Global Music Series By Scott L. Marcus Book and CD;200 pages, This is part of the Global Music Series which introduces world music with a focus on how people make music meaningful and useful in their lives.This book provides an overview of the music of Egypt as well as an in-depth look at specific Egyptian musical traditions, paying attention to performers and the various contexts in which performances;occur. The author acknowledges the pervasive presence of Islam by focusing on 2 Muslim performance genres and including the voices of many of the performers on the enclosed CD. Music in Egypt contains eyewitness accounts of performances, interviews with performers, listening examples, and song lyrics that enable students to interact with the text.Contents:Foreword,Preface, CD Track List1.; The Call to Prayer: A Communal Endeavor2.; The Eastern Arab Melodic Modes:;The Maqamat3.; Madh: A Genre of Sufi Religious Music4.; The Eastern Arab Rhythmic Modes5. ;Upper Egyptian Folk Music for Weddings and Festivals: Mizmar (folk oboe) Ensembles6.; Islam and Music: Is Music Haram?7.; Art Music of the Late-Nineteenth/Early-Twentieth Centuries: Takht Ensembles,8.; Art Music of the Mid-Twentieth Century: Umm Kulthum and the Long-Song Tradition9. ;Zaffa (Wedding Processions) Music10. Present-Day Pop Music: Hakim and the Sha'bi and Shababi Genres; Afterword, Glossary, References, Resources, IndexCD Track List:1-26 The Call to Prayer and Six Music Examples27-33 Educational Examples - Maqam Examples34-43 Educational Examples - Rhythm Examples;
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