International Journal of Music Studies

Shift and Transformation in Salento: Investigating Change in the Polyphonic Structure and Performance Practice of Canti Polivocali in Southern Puglia
Musicologist (2018) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 96-114

This paper will focus on documenting change and transformation of polyphonic singing in the Salento region of lower Puglia (southern Italy), based on a comparative analysis of early field recordings and recently collected materials. Cantipolivocali (“multi-voiced songs”), the repertoire of ...

Metaphors and Meaning in the Turkish Contemporary Christian Music
Musicologist (2018) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 78-95

The aim of this article is to investigate the musical experience, musical meaning, and metaphors in religious music in the case of Turkish Contemporary Christian Music (TCCM). In the general sense, we can say that Contemporary Christian Music simultaneously carries ...

The Spring Holiday Nauryz-Meiramy in the Kazakh Tradition
Musicologist (2018) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 49-77

The present article is the first attempt by the author to give a scholarly interpretation of the interesting yet under investigated phenomenon of Kazakh ‘Nauryz’. The ethno-cultural traditions of ‘Nauryz’, lost as a result of Islamization and Sovietization of Kazakhstan, ...

The Musical Performance Presented for Sultan Abdülaziz at the Crystal Palace: As an Example Using Music as a Diplomatic Tool
Musicologist (2018) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 32-48

There are many examples in music history of using music as a political and diplomatic tool. Governments and monarchs used music for getting positive diplomatic results and similar purposes. This article first aims to give an elaborative account of one ...

Towards The History of Ideas in Ethnomusicology: Theory and Methods Between the Late 18th and The Early 20th Century
Musicologist (2018) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-31

"The history of ethnomusicology is the history of ideas and concepts of why and how to deal with expressive practices in social formations which are usually located outside the researcher’s primary cultural experience. Ideas in ethnomusicology (comparative musicology, anthropology of ...

‘Between East And West’: Socialist Modernism As The Official Paradigm Of Serbian Art Music In The Socialist Federal Republic Of Yugoslavia
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 141-163

In this paper I discuss the notion of ‘socialist modernism’ and argue for its introduction into Serbian music history and musicology as an appropriate label for a vast number of works composed in the seventh and eighth decades of the ...

Modern Laments in Northwestern Greece: Their Importance In Social And Musical Life And The “making” Of Oral Tradition
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 95-140

Having as a starting point a typical phrase -“all our songs once were laments”- repeated to the researcher during fieldwork, this study aims to explore the multiple ways in which lament practices become part of other musical practices in community ...

Larchemi/Soinari: The Georgian Panpipe
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 52-94

This article focuses on the panpipe, one of the ancient instruments of the Georgian traditional instrumentarium. Some Georgian traditional instruments remain popular today, with playing and construction techniques still preserved. Others, however, have disappeared from everyday life and stage folklore. ...

Representing Musical Identities of Children with Migrant Background: An example from the research project Music Without Borders
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 32-51

The growing presence of heterogeneous populations in most European countries has resulted in increased interest in rethinking systems of compulsory education for citizens, especially for pupils from migrant backgrounds. This was the starting point for the research project Music without ...

Gesture in Musical Declamation: An Intercultural Approach
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 6-31

This paper draws parallels between gesture in South Indian Carnatic singing practice, and rhetorical gesture used by orators and singers in 16th and 17th century Early Modern Europe. The paper begins by referencing relevant historical literature on the performance practices. ...


Musicologist is an international refereed journal, aiming to publish original scholarly papers in the fields of historical musicology, music theory and ethnomusicology. Each issue will include multidisciplinary studies related to musicology. In addition to original research papers, the journal will also include reviews, publicity, field notes, ethnographic writings and translations.

Publisher Trabzon Üniversitesi Devlet Konservatuvarı (Trabzon University State Conservatory)
Country Turkey
ISSN (Online) 2618-5652
Year started 2016
Indexed 10 articles
Licence Open Access

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