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What is modal music? Why did the ancient consider music the key of sciences, related to metaphysics? Is there a relation between Indian music, jazz, cante jondo, Gregorian chant? How should we understand African music? What are the relations between music and religion? And between music and magic, or therapy?

This collection of texts, covering a wide range of subject, concerns the amateur music lover as well as the professional musician. The renowned musicologist Alain Danielou here explains clearly and simply the profound concepts relating music to its essential roots.

Excerpts from Reviews

"Tradition is inevitably the basis on which innovations can develop. Change, if it results in the lost of tradition, is more often that not a loss rather than a gain."

"People who loss their language and their music cease to exist as a cultural and national entity and have no further contribution to make to world culture."

Alain Danielou

"Today, 'music from far afield' has become a reference for many specialists and connoisseurs. These treasures have inspired many contemporary composers. We owe all this to Alain Danielou. Today the existence all over the world, and especially in the Orient, of music, which is as classical as that of Bach and Mozart, is universally acknowledged: we owe that fact to Alain Danielou's farsightedness and unstinting efforts."

 

Noriko Aikawa
Director of the Intangible Heritage section of UNESCO

 

Contents

 

 
The Mleccha's Exercise Books
9
 
Alain Danielou and the Musical Renaissance
11
I
THE ORIGINS OF THE MUSICAL LANGUAGES
 
1
The Origins of Sacred Music
15
2
Symbolism in the Musical Theories of the Oriented
27
3
The Magic of Sound
35
4
Magic and Pop Music
40
II
TRADITION AND MODERNITY
 
5
Tradition and Innovation
43
6
Model Music and Harmonic Music
47
7
Can Harmony be Introduced in Indian Music?
56
8
Harmonic Aggression
62
9
The Musical Cultures of the East in the Face of Western Hegemony
69
10
Musical Nationalism and Universal Music
78
11
The Musical Language of Black Africa
82
12
The Impact of Writing and Recording on Musical Creativity
90
13
Music in the Modern World
93
14
Music and Meditation
101
III
THE SOURCE OF FUTURE
 
15
Music, an International Language?
107
16
Popular Religious Music in the Twentieth Century
118
17
The Training of Professional Musicians
131
18
Improvisation
136
19
Basic Elements in the Vocabulary of Sound
138
20
Comparative Musicology: Principles, Problems, Methods
159
21
Categories of Intervals of Sruti-Jatis
165
22
Elements of Formation of Scales
171
23
Mantra Principles of Language and Music According to the Hindu Mythology
182
24
Publicaition of Sanskrit Treatises
199
 
The Semantic by Christian Braut
202
 
Alain Danielou A Brief Biography by Jacques Cloarec
207
 
Alain Danielou's Musical and English Bibliography
213
 
Discography
219
 
Origin of the text forming this book
223
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SACRED MUSIC Its Origins, Powers, and Future (Traditional Music in Today's World)

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About the Book

What is modal music? Why did the ancient consider music the key of sciences, related to metaphysics? Is there a relation between Indian music, jazz, cante jondo, Gregorian chant? How should we understand African music? What are the relations between music and religion? And between music and magic, or therapy?

This collection of texts, covering a wide range of subject, concerns the amateur music lover as well as the professional musician. The renowned musicologist Alain Danielou here explains clearly and simply the profound concepts relating music to its essential roots.

Excerpts from Reviews

"Tradition is inevitably the basis on which innovations can develop. Change, if it results in the lost of tradition, is more often that not a loss rather than a gain."

"People who loss their language and their music cease to exist as a cultural and national entity and have no further contribution to make to world culture."

Alain Danielou

"Today, 'music from far afield' has become a reference for many specialists and connoisseurs. These treasures have inspired many contemporary composers. We owe all this to Alain Danielou. Today the existence all over the world, and especially in the Orient, of music, which is as classical as that of Bach and Mozart, is universally acknowledged: we owe that fact to Alain Danielou's farsightedness and unstinting efforts."

 

Noriko Aikawa
Director of the Intangible Heritage section of UNESCO

 

Contents

 

 
The Mleccha's Exercise Books
9
 
Alain Danielou and the Musical Renaissance
11
I
THE ORIGINS OF THE MUSICAL LANGUAGES
 
1
The Origins of Sacred Music
15
2
Symbolism in the Musical Theories of the Oriented
27
3
The Magic of Sound
35
4
Magic and Pop Music
40
II
TRADITION AND MODERNITY
 
5
Tradition and Innovation
43
6
Model Music and Harmonic Music
47
7
Can Harmony be Introduced in Indian Music?
56
8
Harmonic Aggression
62
9
The Musical Cultures of the East in the Face of Western Hegemony
69
10
Musical Nationalism and Universal Music
78
11
The Musical Language of Black Africa
82
12
The Impact of Writing and Recording on Musical Creativity
90
13
Music in the Modern World
93
14
Music and Meditation
101
III
THE SOURCE OF FUTURE
 
15
Music, an International Language?
107
16
Popular Religious Music in the Twentieth Century
118
17
The Training of Professional Musicians
131
18
Improvisation
136
19
Basic Elements in the Vocabulary of Sound
138
20
Comparative Musicology: Principles, Problems, Methods
159
21
Categories of Intervals of Sruti-Jatis
165
22
Elements of Formation of Scales
171
23
Mantra Principles of Language and Music According to the Hindu Mythology
182
24
Publicaition of Sanskrit Treatises
199
 
The Semantic by Christian Braut
202
 
Alain Danielou A Brief Biography by Jacques Cloarec
207
 
Alain Danielou's Musical and English Bibliography
213
 
Discography
219
 
Origin of the text forming this book
223
Sample Page

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