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THE ROTE-SONG OF THE HOPI                        21
start in similar smaller movements gives No. 4 the terraced rise of the cliffs among which the Hopi live.
These wild flowers of fancy, the wanton yield of a naive delight in the vocal production of interval, will not long survive the spread of European music throughout the Americas. Even the singers them­selves will accept instrumental substitutes from which they delicately and intricately differ. It is a satisfaction to reflect that the memory of a few will be approximately preserved in the pages of this hortus siccus. Under the microscope they exchange the aspect of transplanted weeds for that of a native flora. Doubtless songs like these once lent solemnity to Aztec rites and graced the state of Inca kings.
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