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The Philippine rondalla: recreating musical heritage in contemporary Australasia.
(University of Canterbury. Centre for Fine Arts, Music and Theatre, 2012)
This thesis examines the Philippine rondalla, a plucked-string ensemble, in contemporary Australia and New Zealand. Recreations of a remembered heritage, rather than the continuance of a living tradition, these groups are ...
The pukl and Chodsko: Aspects of linkage between a bagpipe and an ethnographic region
(University of Canterbury. Music, 2012)
The pukl, commonly called dudy, is a bellow-blown bagpipe whose origin and development can be traced to older forms known as grosser Bock and polnischer Bock. The instrument is an important feature in the identity of ...
Les Prétentions du Violoncelle: The Cello as a Solo Instrument in France in the pre-Duport Era (1700-1760)
(University of Canterbury. School of Music, 2012)
When Hubert Le Blanc published his Défence de la basse de viole in 1741, the cello had already established itself as a solo instrument in Parisian musical life. Several cellists, both French and foreign, had performed to ...