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Composing for Japanese Instruments
By Minoru Miki, Philip Flavin (editor) and Martin Regan (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Rochester Pr
Publication date September 1, 2008
Pages 256
Binding Hardcover
Edition Har/com
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781580462730
ISBN-10 1580462731
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.38 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $80.00
§As reported by publisher
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The unique sounds of the biwa, shamisen, and other traditional instruments from Japan are heard more and more often in works for the concert hall and opera house. Composing for Japanese Instruments is a practical orchestration/instrumentation manual with contextual and relevant historical information for composers who wish to learn how to compose for traditional Japanese instruments. Widely regarded as the authoritative text on the subject in Japan and China, it contains hundreds of musical examples, diagrams, photographs, and fingering charts, and comes complete with two accompanying compact discs of musical examples. Its author, Minoru Miki, is a composer of international renown and is recognized in Japan as a pioneer in writing for Japanese traditional instruments. The book contains valuable appendices, one of works Miki himself has composed using Japanese traditional instruments, and one of works by other composers -- including Toru Takemitsu and Henry Cowell -- using Japanese traditional instruments.

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Har/com edition from Univ of Rochester Pr (September 1, 2008)
9781580462730 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.38 lbs | List price $80.00
About: The unique sounds of the biwa, shamisen, and other traditional instruments from Japan are heard more and more often in works for the concert hall and opera house.
Paperback
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With Marty Regan (other contributor) | from Univ of Rochester Pr (November 30, 2015)
9781580465526 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The unique sounds of the biwa, shamisen, and other traditional instruments from Japan are heard more and more often in works for the concert hall and opera house.

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