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The Yellow Bell: A brief sketch of the History of Chinese Music.

by Chao-Mei-Pa

Condition: AS NEW


New York: Gordon Press, 1974. Reprint Cloth AS NEW 8vo (6-1/4 x 9-1/4), 61 pp including Bibliography. Hardbound book is FINE -- Unrmarked, Unread, and AS NEW. Red cloth with gold lettering, no DJ as issued. Reprint of the 1934 English translation of the French "La Cloche jaune." Clearly written book will be attractive and useful for anyone wanting an entree to Chinese Classical music, whether for cultural understanding or for a musician who wants to get the sense of the Chinese musical structure -- it covers the music theory the 5 and 7 tone scales, the eight sonorous bodies underlying the development of traditional instruments, moral and philosophical influences, popular song and includes the musical notation for the Chinese Opera "The Heavenly Maiden Scattering Flowers." Gift quality reprint.



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