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History of Arabian Music

By: Farmer, Henry George

Language: English


This book traces the history of Arabic Music right from the ‘Days of Idolatry’ to the decline and falls of the Abbasid Dynasty. The social and political factors which determined the general musical culture, the details of the theory and practice of music, and the biographies of all the celebrated people connected with music of the different periods have been dealt with.

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By:Farmer, Henry George
Pages: 264 pp
Dimensions:14 x 21 cm
Topic:Arabic Music - History

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About the Author:
Henry George Farmer was a British musicologist specializing in Arabic music. In his writings, he argued passionately for the strong influence of Arabic music over the musical traditions of Europe. He was born in Ireland, where his father was serving in the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment of the British Army. He was the only participant in the 1932 Cairo Congress of Arab Music from the United Kingdom. He also wrote about Turkish, Scottish, and Irish music, as well as British military music. A collection of Farmer's papers is housed at the Special Collections Department of the Glasgow University Library at the University of Glasgow.

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