Music Of The Waters - online book

Sailors' Chanties, Songs Of The Sea, Boatmen's, Fishermen's,
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280               Music of the Waters.
A GULF not to be spanned divides the harmonies of the east from those of the west. The Japanese seem to dislike our music, and to find it as wanting (according to their ideas) in harmony, as we find theirs mysterious and dis­cordant.
The music of the " Empire of the Rising Sun," like most of its arts and sciences, is mainly Chinese and Corean, and its theory has, therefore, the usual spirit of mystical Chinese speculation, which, basing the forces and phenomena of nature upon the number 5, declares that, as sounds belong

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