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Back Book Title Keys to the Kingdom : A History of the Pipe Organ in China

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Keys to the Kingdom : A History of the Pipe Organ in China
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- David Francis Urrows
- Belgium
- Ferdinand Verbiest Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium
- 9789492768025
- 2017
- 432p.
- XXXVIII (38)
- Leuven Chinese Studies
- 800 gms.
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Keys to the Kingdom: A History of the Pipe Organ in China is a music-historical study – a detailed account of the title’s organological subject running over four centuries. Beginning at the start of the China Roman Catholic mission around 1600, passing through the contentious Rites Controversy of the Eighteenth century, the explosive era of the Opium Wars and the high-water mark of mission activity in the later Nineteenth century, to the destruction of all of China’s pipe organs by 1950, and the strange renaissance of pipe organ culture in the past twenty years, Prof. David Francis Urrows weaves musical narrative together with political history in an extended exercise in histoire croisee; an ‘entangled history’ in which the pipe organ is caught as both a musical instrument, a cultural and religious symbol, and a technological marvel. Above all, this book is a meta-study made up of micro-historical records in Chinese, European, and North American archives and libraries, and represents over twenty-five years of research and field work pursued by The Pipe Organ in China Project (www.organcn.org).

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