Nō and kyōgen : music from the medieval theatre

Authored by: Fujita Takanori , Alison Tokita

The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music

Print publication date:  October  2008
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9780754656999
eBook ISBN: 9781315172354
Adobe ISBN: 9781351697613

10.4324/9781315172354.ch6

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Abstract

and kyōgen (collectively called nōgaku by scholars) possess unique musical characteristics that have been studied and theorized intensively. 2 Contemporary Japanese music writers, including musicologists, sometimes use compound terms nō no ongaku (music of ), and kyōgen no ongaku (music of kyōgen) to refer to the musical aspects of this theatre.

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