Music in New Guinea: Three Studies by Jaap Kunst (auth.)

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16066) Iid. (Mus. Bat. Soc. No. 16132) ]nose-flute (LUSCHAN I pl. XXXIII fig. 2) id. (LUSCHAN I pl. XXXIII fig. 6) piston-flute (SCHMIDT-ERNSTHAUSEN (p. 273 fig. 2) pan-pipe (single row) (VON HORNBOSTEL I fig. facing p. 352) id. (NEUHAUS Vol. I p. 384 fig. 306a) id. (NEUHAUS Vol. I p. 384 fig. 306b) id. (WIRZ Ill Vol. I pl. XXV fig. 1) panpipes (double row) (BUSCHAN I Vol. I p. 90 fig. 118) bundle flute (VON HORNBOSTEL II pl. XIII) shawm, made of a folded blade of grass ("Blattel-Instrument") (STEPHAN and GRAEBNER p.

54 Sym- No. bol MUSIC IN NEW GUINEA Name of the instrument Literature WERNER 56; WILLIAMS II 165/171 and fig. facing p. 165 ; IV 89, 195 ; V passim; VI (XII p. 49) ; WINTHUIS p. ; WIRZ IV 71, 141, 183, 283, 285 et seqq. , and Table XXII. :f± whip instrument (fig. 64) HADDON III 274/5. humming top FINSCH IV 325; STEPHAN and GRAEBNER 112 fig. 118 No. 2. top with humming "propellor" HELD 347 with fig. DESCRIPTION OF LINE DRAWINGS (figs. 1-62) N arne of the instrument No. Origin of the instrument A.

The old forms connected with religious life, has continued to exist side by side with different and younger music 83 -though as far as the people of the Nassau Mts. are concerned, without those wind instmments from the playing technique of which it originated. Assuming this to be the case, it explains the reason that, apart from an islet off the north coast of New Guinea, it was apparently only in the central mountains of the larger islands, New Guinea, New Ireland, and Bougainville, and perhaps also of New Britain, that the ancient form has been preserved to the present day: those regions being the best protected against the influx of foreign influences from overseas.

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