Ethnographic wax cylinders


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    1910 or 1911

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    Fox Strangways, A. H.

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    Fox Strangways No.25a. The notes on the cylinder lid are: 'Lullabies. Hai Punnale(?) Lali lali Sri. duplicate better. Master'. The singer is probably the same singer as in cylinders C72/872-5. Arthur Fox Strangways (1859-1948) came from an aristocratic family, and studied music at Balliol College Oxford, and then at the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik. It was after a career as a teacher that Fox Strangways embarked on a field trip to India from 1910 to 1911, having travelled to the country some years earlier. In the course of his fieldwork, Fox Strangways recorded over forty wax cylinders in Raipur, Madras, Trichur, Tanjore, Allahabad, Jhelum and Poona. As a result, Strangways published ?The Music of Hindostan? in 1914, containing transcriptions of his recordings, and of other musical examples.

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