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Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

D. R. M. Irving


This book reconnects the Philippines to current musicological discourse on the early modern Hispanic world. For two and a half centuries, the Philippine Islands were linked to Latin America and Spain through transoceanic relationships of politics, religion, trade, and culture. Manila, founded in 1571, represented a vital locus of intercultural exchange and a significant conduit for the regional diffusion of Western music. Within Manila's ethnically diverse society, imported and local musics played a crucial role in the establishment of ecclesiastical hierarchies in the Philippines, and the adv ... More

Keywords: Philippines, Hispanic world, Latin America, Spain, intercultural exchange, Western music, evangelization, counterpoint, colonialism, enharmonic engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195378269
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. R. M. Irving, author
Christ's College, Cambridge