Sonic orders in ASEAN musics : a field and laboratory study of musical cultures and systems in Southeast Asia

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  • Creator chief editor, Joe Peters
  • Format Books; Sound Recordings
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Singapore] : ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information, [2003] ©2003
  • Physical Details
    • 2 volumes (xxiv, 723 pages) : illustrations, maps, music ; 24 cm + 10 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • ISBNs 9789814045568, 981404556X
  • OCLC ocm54400623


  • "This book is the result of a mammoth effort by musicians, musicologists, music educators, arts administrators and many others in related and allied professions within the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take stock of their musical cultures at this point in time ... Nine countries in ASEAN participated in this study-- Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Cambodia ... joined the group after this project was launched and is therefore not included in this edition"--p. x.


  • Musical examples on accompanying CDs (CD 1-6 accompany v. 1; CD 7-9 accompany v. 2).
  • Includes musical scores with staff notation.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction (Sonic orders in perspective / Joe Peters ; Pitch-interval studies in ASEAN musics : a proposed methodology / Chew Chye Heng) -- Overview of traditional Bruneian music / Juned Bin Haji Ramli -- Sonic orders in the musics of Indonesia / Sri Hastanto -- Sonic orders in Lao traditional music / Sayasnin Sikhotchounnamany -- The music of traditional Malaysia / Mohamed Ghouse Bin Nasuruddin -- The musical culture of Myanmar / U Myat Thu Ya, Khin Maung Nyunt, & Gita Lu Lin U Koko -- Musical cultures in the Philippines / Ramon P. Santos -- Sonic orders in the sonic environment of Singapore / Joe Peters -- The tuning systems of folk music in Thailand / Nat Rachakul -- Sonic orders in the traditional music of Vietnam / Nguyen Phuc Linh, Pham Minh Khang, & Pham Tu Huong
  • CD 1. Brunei Darussalam -- CD 2. Indonesia -- CD 3. Laos -- CD 4. Malaysia -- CD 5. Myanmar -- CD 6. Philippines -- CD 7. Singapore -- CD 7A. Singapore Indian Orchestra and Choir -- CD 8. Thailand -- CD 9. Vietnam
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