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Music of Malaysia : The Classical, Folk and Syncretic Traditions (Hardcover) (Patricia Matusky & Tan
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The Music of Malaysia, first published in Malay in 1997 and followed by an English edition in 2004 is still the only history, appreciation and analysis of Malaysian music available in English. The book categorizes the types of music genres in Malaysian society and provides an overview of the development of music in that country. Analyses of the music are illustrated with examples transcribed from original field recordings. Genres discussed include theatrical and dance forms, percussion ensembles, vocal and instrumental music and classical music. This new, fully revised edition includes time lines, listening guides and two audio CDs of recordings that are analysed and discussed in the text.