Rycroft, D. K. (David K.). A royal account of music in Zulu life with translation, annotation, and musical transcription

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: A royal account of music in Zulu life with translation, annotation, and musical transcription

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies -- Vol. 38, No. 2

Published By: Original publisher Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies -- Vol. 38, No. 2 London: University of London. 1975. 351-402 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication David K. Rycroft and Princess Constance Magogo kaDinuzulu

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Zulu (FX20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Domesticated animals (231); Music (533); Musical instruments (534); Dance (535); Literary texts (539); Executive household (644); Premarital sex relations (836); Sex training (864); Puberty and initiation (881); Adolescent activities (883); Childhood activities (857);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source presents the transcription and translation of a statement made by Princess Constance Magogo kaDinizulu, of the Zulu royal family, on Zulu music. Songs included are children's songs, songs of girl's puberty ceremonies, courting songs, marriage songs, hunting songs, and songs for a king's funeral. There are two appendices containing musical transcriptions and a discussion of tonality.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 43

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fx20-043

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-402) The appendices have been indexed only for MUSIC (533) and also TEXTS (539) where appropriate. The text is heavily annotated. The notes have been indexed for the same subjects as the text and the notes will be found on pages 395-401.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1964

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist, Musician, Indigene-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Marlene Martin ; 1979

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1964

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Zulu (African people)

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