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The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Southeast Asia

Edited by Terry E. Miller, Sean Williams

Routledge – 1998 – 1,050 pages

Series: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

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    978-0-8240-6040-4
    March 31st 1998

Description

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"This unique and thoroughly researched resource provides a dynamic and in depth perspective on world music… It strikes a balance between wonderful illustrations and comprehensive, scholarly entries. Each regional volume includes a CD sampler of that region's music. This source will have wide appeal to both the novice and expert." -- Dartmouth Medal Committee

"Volume 3 of the Garland set is the first to present a unified historical and contemporary picture of musical life in the United States and Canada… Because it is written in a readable style with liberal explanations of technical ideas and terms, this volume will appeal to a wide audience, from high school students to scholars and other readers from all backgrounds. It belongs on the shelf of every library serving a clientele of researchers interested in American and Canadian music, languages, and cultures." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly

"A 'must' for any in-depth collection serious about representing world music styles… Highly recommended: an exceptional volume." -- The Bookwatch

"Authored by unquestioned experts in the field. Since it is written in a readable style, with liberal explanations of technical ideas and terms, this volume will appeal to a wide audience, from high school students to scholars and other readers from all backgrounds. It belongs on the shelf of every library serving a clientele of researchers interested in southeast Asian music, language, and culture." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly

"Well organized . . . written in a readable style that should be accessible to nonspecialist readers. Recommended." -- Choice

"Unique in its scope and indispensable for those with a deep interest in Southeast Asian music, this volume would appear to be an essential purchase for any academic or large public library in the region." -- Straits Times (Singapore)

"Represents up-to-date research… A fresh approach to the field…One of the outstanding features of this book is the coverage of areas that were previously hardly mentioned in other major reference works. An excellent teaching aid for…college instructors [and]…high school teachers…Much of the value of the book is in the clarity of presentation and organization of material…The language is very compact and clear." -- Ethnomusicology Online

"An excellent multidisciplinary survey… written in a way that lets everybody have access to the information." -- The Cellar Book Shop

"With the publication of the Southeast Asia volume of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, one can say that Southeast Asian music is finally 'accessible.'…There is no doubt that in the future it will be remembered as the first comprehensive book on the field of Southeast Asian music. It is a must for every library." -- Crossroads

"…very pleasant reading. The book offers a wealth of information, and the glossary,the index, the general overviews, and the lists of published audio-visual materials , make it a book that cannot be missed by any music library." -- World of Music

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Description: Edited by Terry E. Miller, Sean Williams. First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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