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Puthen Pana: A musical study


1995 1995

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Puthen pana (New Epic Poem) in Malayalam, a Christian music genre of India, is an example of the syncretic music style that is the offshoot of religio-cultural communication at multiple levels and of the interface between the evangelization processes and the personal mission of the composer, John Earnest Hanxleden (1681-1732). The analysis of music examples collected from Kerala, India and the diasporic Indian Christian community in the New York city shows that the family history and personal music experiences of performers are among the factors that account for variations in individual interpretations. The Christian colonization of Kerala by the Persians and the introduction of Syriac (Aramaic) liturgical music, and the intercultural music processes within Kerala have greatly influenced the melodic formulations. In the process underlying the formulation of these melodies, we find a model of the formation and transformation of musical styles in India.

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Subject
Music;
Religious history
Classification
0413: Music
0320: Religious history
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Communication and the arts; India; John Earnest Hanxleden; Malayalam
Title
Puthen Pana: A musical study
Author
Palackal, Joseph Joseph
Number of pages
147
Publication year
1995
Degree date
1995
School code
6105
Source
MAI 35/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780591403039, 059140303X
Advisor
Hampton, Barbara L.
University/institution
City University of New York Hunter College
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1384737
ProQuest document ID
304229255
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304229255
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