MERRIAM, Alan P.
Title: Ethnomusicology of the Flathead Indians. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Aldine Publishing Company, 1967,
Seller ID: 57245
MERRIAM, Alan P. Ethnomusicology of the Flathead Indians. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, (1967). Pp. 403. Illustrated with 29 plates and a musical analysis of 138 Flathead songs. Large 8vo, navy cloth, gilt titles to spine. A study of the relationship between the Flathead Indians and their particular form of music, tracing the ideas of the music within the tribe, the instruments used, and the various changes that have occurred over time. Contents: I: The Ethnography of Flathead Music: 1. The Sources of Music; 2. Ideas of Music and Musicianship; 3. Sound Instruments; 4. The Uses of Music; 5. Acculturation and Culture Change; 6. Some Problems of Interpretation. II: Songs and Analysis: 7. The Sample; 8. Analysis; 9. Some Conclusions and Further Problems. With appendices, bibliography, and index. Bookplate to front paste-down, spine ends bumped, else vg in dj (slight wear to spine ends and upper edges, spine sunned, some rubbing). 40.00