organology


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or·gan·ol·o·gy

 (ôr′gə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The branch of biology that deals with the structure and function of organs.
2. The branch of musicology that deals with musical instruments and their construction, acoustic properties, classification, history, and broader cultural context.

or′gan·o·log′ic (ôr′gə-nə-lŏj′ĭk, ôr-găn′ə-), or′gan·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

organology

(ˌɔːɡəˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Biology) the study of the structure and function of the organs of animals and plants
organological adj
ˌorganˈologist n

organology

the study of the organs of plants and animals. — organologist, n. — organologic, organological, adj.
See also: Animals
the study of the structure and organs of plants and animals. — organologist, n. — organologic, organological, adj.
See also: Biology
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The essay writers come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and areas of expertise, including historiography, organology, ethnography, and criticism, among others.
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The significance of archival research to organology can be best understood when one realises that this is a relatively young academic area (4) that has hitherto largely relied on surviving musical instruments as its primary source of information when constructing biographies and chronologies.
Observations such as this demonstrate the power of organology to shift perceptions of music history" (New Grove Online, para.
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The dances, instruments and their organology, the rituals, songs, and the singing styles of modern Moroccan entertainment demonstrate aspects of musical preservation, recombination, and innovation.
Its collected essays range in approach from archival to analytical and from iconographic to critical, and consider a wide range of subjects, including the music of Jewish displaced persons during and after World War II, Roman and Byzantine organology medieval hymnody, and Soviet musical life under Stalin.
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