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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A Brief List of Material Related to the Music of the Incas and Early Peru

Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: September 23, 1966

Castro, José.
"Sistema pentafónico en la música precolonial del Peru." Boletín Latino-Americano de Música, volume 4, number 4, October 1938, pp. 835-848,

Chase, Gilbert.
A Guide to the Music of Latin America. Revised edition, Washington, D.C.: Pan American Union, 1962. Pp. 326-345: "Peru."

Harcourt, Raoul d' and Marguerite (Beclard) d'.
La musique des Incas et ses survivances. Two volumes, Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1925.

"La musique indienne chez les anciens civilisés d'Amérique." Histoire de la Musique (Part I of Encyclopédie de la Musique et Dictionnaire du Conservatoire, Paris), volume 5, 1933, pp. 3337-3371.

Kidd, Elizabeth Ayres.
"The Music and Musical Instruments of Ancient Peru and Mexico." Proceedings of the Music Teachers National Association, Thirty-Eighth Series, Sixty-Eighth Year, 1944, pp. 175-181.

Klatovsky, Richard.
"Music in the Realm of the Incas." The Musical Times, volume 75, number 1098, August 1934, pp. 696-708.

Lach, Robert.
"Die Musik der Inkas." Der Auftakt, volume 6, number 5-6, 1926, pp. 124-126.

Mead, Charles W.
The Mystical Instruments of the Incas. New York: American Museum of Natural History, Guide Leaflet number 11, 1903.

"The Musical Instruments of the Incas." Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, volume 15, part 3, 1924, pp. 313-347.

Moreno, Segundo Luis.
La Musica de los Incas. Quito: Editorial Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, 1957.

"The Music of the Incas." The South American, volume 8, number 7, May 1920, pp. 14-15.

Sas, André.
"Apercu sur la musique inca." Acta Musicologica, volume 6, number 1, January-March 1934, pp. 1-8.

"Ensayo sobre la música inca." Boletin Latino-Americano de Música, volume 1, number 1, April 1935, pp. 71-77.

Stevenson, Robert.
"Ancient Peruvian Instruments." Galpin Society Journal, number 12, May 1959, pp. 17-43.

"Early Peruvian Folk Music." Journal of American Folklore, volume 73, number 288, April-June 1960, pp.112-132.

The Music of Peru: Aboriginal and Viceroyal Epochs. Washington: Pan American Union, 1960. Bibliography: pp. 207-223.

Villalba Munoz, Alberto.
"The Tonal System of Incan Music." Inter-America, volume 5, number 4, April 1922, pp. 257-265.


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