Frame Drums In The Medieval Iberian Peninsula.
Frame drums were very common on the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages, and were used to play secular and paraliturgical music. The drums had social and religious meanings, as well as musical functions. This book explores the construction, timbre and performance practice of these hand-held drums, as well as larger social contexts and symbolism. With a foreword, introduction, bibliography and index. Plates. Illustrations.
xvi, 198 p.; 24 cm.