The World's Earliest Music
Traced to Its Beginnings in Ancient Lands
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The World's Earliest Music Traced to Its Beginnings in Ancient Lands

By Hermann Smith
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  • THE World’s Earliest Music: TRACED TO ITS BEGINNINGS IN ANCIENT LANDS,
    • FOREWORD.
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • CHAPTER I. At the Gates of the Past.
    • CHAPTER II. In the Land of Myth. THE PURSUIT OF THE GODS.
    • CHAPTER III. In the Land of Egypt. THE LADY MAKET AND HER FLUTES.
    • CHAPTER IV. In the Land of Egypt. MORE EGYPTIAN FLUTES: THE EVIDENCES OF THE SCALE.
      • THE TEACHINGS OF EXPERIMENTS.
    • THE TEACHINGS OF EXPERIMENTS.
    • CHAPTER V. In the Land of Etruria. THE GRECO-ETRUSCAN DOUBLE FLUTES.
    • CHAPTER VI. In the Land of Greece. FROM ETRURIA TO ATHENS.
      • THE SWEET MONAULOS.
    • THE SWEET MONAULOS.
    • CHAPTER VII. In the Land of Greece. THE SILKWORM FLUTES, OR BOMBYX FLUTES.
    • CHAPTER VIII. In Oscan Land.—Italia. FOUND AT POMPEII.
    • CHAPTER IX. Back to the Land of the Nile. EGYPT REVEALS THE SECRET.
    • CHAPTER X. The Isles of Greece. MIDAS THE GLORIOUS.
    • CHAPTER XI. Near the City of Charites. THE MYSTERY OF THE “SLENDER BRASS.”
    • CHAPTER XII. At the Delphic Temple. THE MUSIC HEARD BY THE GREEKS.
    • CHAPTER XIII. In the Land of China. THE OUTSPREAD PHŒNIX.
    • CHAPTER XIV. The Mongols’ New Home. THE MYTHICAL FINDING OF THE LÜS.
    • CHAPTER XV. In the Flowery Kingdom. THE BIRD’S NEST.
    • CHAPTER XVI. By the Yellow River. THE EVOLUTION OF THE SHENG.
    • CHAPTER XVII. In the Land of Siam. THE SIAMESE “PHAN.”
    • CHAPTER XVIII. In the Land of Japan. JAPANESE PITCH PIPES AND THE JAPANESE CLARIONET AND THE SHO.
    • CHAPTER XIX. In Ancient China. CEREMONIAL INSTRUMENTS.
    • CHAPTER XX. In Ancient China. THE FLUTES OF THE CHINESE.
    • CHAPTER XXI. In Ancient China. THE FAVOURITE OF CONFUCIUS.
    • CHAPTER XXII. In Ancient China. THE TRUMPETS OF THE CHINESE.
    • CHAPTER XXIII. The Music Heard in Far Cathay. THE OLDEST WRITTEN MUSIC.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. Evolution of the Lyre, Harp, and Lute. THE BOW WITH THE BOAT.
    • CHAPTER XXV. The Choice of the Greeks. THE DELPHIC LYRE.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. How the Music Grew. IN THE DAYS OF A THOUSAND YEARS.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. At Alexandria. THE FINAL SETTLEMENT OF THE SCALE.
    • Index.
    • ERRATA.
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