FTX-788 THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED - 8 CDs -
This World Music Course introduced by Alan Lomax, the leader of the team
who put it together in the 1960s, was originally titled "Cantometrics - the
measure of song". As "Folk Song Style and Culture" it was published by The American
Assocation for the Advancement of Science in 1968 and in 1976, the team published
the recorded samples from the Lomax field recordings as well as others from
outstanding international field collections, and thus produced an ethno-musicology
course with tests for researchers and students. So now, "Music from around the
World" is available on 8 CDs together with a ninth forming a final Graduation
CD. Peter Kennedy used this course with his students at Dartington College of
Arts from 1972 and found it particularly successful in all three: Art, Music
and Theatre depts.
THE LEVEL OF MELODIC VARIATION (16C) - Melodic variation is most strongly
associated with complex productive systems, particularly with metal tools and
animal husbandry, as if the juxtaposition of these resources in a certain setting
suddenly increased the scope of man's ability to innovate.
COMPLEX MELODIC FORMS (16B) - There has been no test of the canon form.
The setting for complex litany seems to be the culture with a prevalence of
stable work teams with a variable work load, and/or a high value placed on innovation.
MELODIC SHAPE (15)
THE MELODIC RANGE (20)
POLYPHONIC TYPE (22)