By D. R. M. Irving
In this groundbreaking examine, D. R. M. Irving reconnects the Philippines to present musicological discourse at the early glossy Hispanic global. For a few and a part centuries, the Philippine Islands have been firmly interlinked to Latin the United States and Spain via transoceanic relationships of politics, faith, exchange, and tradition. the town of Manila, based in 1571, represented a necessary intercultural nexus and an important conduit for the neighborhood diffusion of Western tune. inside its ethnically diversified society, imported and native musics performed a vital position within the institution of ecclesiastical hierarchies within the Philippines and in propelling the paintings of Roman Catholic missionaries in neighboring territories. Manila's spiritual associations resounded with luxurious vocal and instrumental performances, whereas an annual calendar of festivities introduced jointly many musical traditions of the indigenous and immigrant populations in advanced sorts of creative interplay and opposition.
Multiple kinds and genres coexisted based on strict rules enforced through nation and ecclesiastical experts, and Irving makes use of the metaphors of eu counterpoint and enharmony to critique musical practices in the colonial milieu. He argues that the advent and institutionalization of counterpoint acted as a strong agent of colonialism during the Philippine Archipelago, and that contrapuntal constructions have been mirrored within the social and cultural reorganization of Filipino groups less than Spanish rule. He additionally contends that the energetic appropriation of song and dance via the indigenous inhabitants constituted an important contribution to the method of hispanization. Sustained "enharmonic engagement" among Filipinos and Spaniards resulted in the synthesis of hybrid, syncretic genres and the emergence of functionality types which may contest and subvert hegemony. Throwing new mild on a nearly unknown region of track historical past, this publication contributes to present figuring out of the globalization of track, and repositions the Philippines on the frontiers of analysis into early smooth intercultural exchange.
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Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila (Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music) by D. R. M. Irving