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Scholarly Publications in Music Archaeology and Musical Acoustics
by Bo Lawergren who is the sole author unless otherwise indicated

85    “The Earliest Music, a Survey of Music Archaeology,” a book published by University of Pennsylvania Press (expected 2013).

84    “Musikarkeologi i Iran,” Carina Jahani and Dariush Kargar (eds.), Svensk forskning in Iran; a conference on Swedish research on ancient Iran (Stockholm, November 2010).

83    “The Rebirth of the Angular Harp,” Early Music America 17:2 (Summer 2011), pp. 26-31, 61.

82    “Ancient Harps Near Dunhuang,” pp. 117-124 in Neville Agnew (ed.), Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road: Second International Conference on the Conservation of Grotto Sites,  Getty Conservation Institute (2010).

81    “Angular Harps Through the Ages; a Causal History,” pp. 261-281 in Arnd Adje Both, Ricardo Eichmann, Ellen Hickmann, Lars-Christian Koch (eds.), Studien zur Musikarchäologie VI, Orient-Archäologie 22 (Rahden 2008).

80    “Qinshi: gongyuanqian 433 nian qianhou di qin” (“History of the qin: before and after the year 433 BCE”), pp. 125-142 in Zhongming Huanyu (Wuhan 2008).

79    “Iranian music, 3000 B.C. to 1500 A.D.,” Encyclopædia Iranica, ed. E. Yarshater (web publication 2008).

78    “Music on Japanese Raigō Images 700–1700 — and Chinese Influences,” pp. 45–89 in Manuel Pedro Ferreira (ed.), Medieval Sacred Chant: from Japan to Portugal (Lisbon 2008). 

77    “Iconography of the Chinese Qin zither,” Music in Art XXXII (2007) 47-62.

76    “Neolithic Drums in China,” pp. 109–127 in Studien zur Musik Archäologie v, eds. Eds. E. Hickmann, A.A. Both, and R. Eichmann.  Deutsches Archäologisches Institut; Orient-Abteilung; Orient-Archäologie 20 (2006).

75    “Oxus trumpet,” Encyclopædia Iranica, ed. E. Yarshater (2005).

74    “Etruscan Musical Culture and its Wider Greek and Italian Context,” Etruscan Studies 10 (2004–7) 119–138.

73    “Musical Instruments on the Silk Road: Their Musical and Societal Dynamics,” pp. 99 – 115 in Sheen Dae-Cheol (ed.), The Music and Culture of the Silk Road  (Seoul: Korean Musicological Society, 2005).

72    “How Qin-zithers changed between 500 bce and 500 ce,” pp. 295 – 310 in Studien zur Musik Archäologie iv, eds. E. Hickmann and R. Eichmann.  Deutsches Archäologisches Institut; Orient-Abteilung; Orient-Archäologie 15 (2004).

71    “Sichou Zhi Lu Yueqi Kao” [in Chinese = “The Dynamics of Musical Instruments on the Ancient Silk Road”], Jiaoxiang [Journal of Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Xi’an] 2004.3, 49 – 54. 

70    “The Acoustical Context of Oxus Trumpets,” Proceedings of ISMA 2004 (International Symposium on Musical Acoustics), March 31st to April 3rd, 2004, in Nara, Japan. The symposium papers are given on CD-ROM  [ISBN4-9980602-4-4], which can be purchased at http://www2.nict.go.jp/jt/a132/ISMA2004/proceedings.html.

69    “Bazeleike de gudai shuqin” [in Chinese, = “The Ancient Harp from Pazyryk”], Yinyue Yanjiu [Music Research, Journal of the People’s Music Publishing House, Beijing] 113 (2004.2) 94 – 101.

68   “Western Influences on the Early Chinese Qin-Zither,” Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 75 (2003) 79–109.

67    “Harp (çang),” Encyclopædia Iranica, ed. E. Yarshater 12: 1 (2003) 7 – 13.

66    “Oxus Trumpets, ca. 2200 – 1800 bce: Material Overview, Usage, Societal Role, and Catalog,”  Iranica Antiqua 38 (2003) 41 –  118.

65    “Metamorphosis of the Qin, 500 bce – ce 500,” Orientations 34 (May 2003) 31-38

64    “Harps, Lutes and Music Along the Silk Road: A First Millennium Migration,” pp.  52 –  55 in The Silk Road Project.  Arts and Humanities Programs at Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley, April 2002.  Berkeley: Cal Performances, 2003.

63    “Les instruments à cordes chinois de 500 av. J.-C. à 500 apr. J.-C.,” pp. 114–121 in Archéologie et musique; actes du colloque des 9 et 10 février 2001.  Les cahiers du musée de la musique.  Paris: Musée de la musique, 2002.

62    “Waisted Drums in Ancient China and Eurasia,” pp. 115 – 120 in Annette L. Juliano and Judith A. Lerner (eds.),  Nomads, Traders and Holy Men Along China’s Silk Road; Papers presented at a symposium held at The Asia Society of New York, November 9 – 10, 2001.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2002.

61    “An Introduction to Oxus Trumpets, ca. 2000 B.C.,” pp. 519 –  525 in Studien zur Musik Archäologie iii.   Eds. E. Hickmann, A.D. Kilmer and R. Eichmann.  Deutsches Archäologisches Institut; Orient-Abteilung; Orient-Archäologie 10.  Rahden: Marie Leidorf, 2002.

60    “Harp (ancient),” pp. 881 – 888 & 894 – 896 in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians2 (=  New Grove ii), eds. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell.  London: Macmillan, 2001.

59    “Parthian empire,” New Grove ii, vol. 19 (2001) 172 –  173.

58    “Lyre (ancient),” New Grove ii, vol. 15 (2001) 421 –  424.

57    “Iran (ancient),” New Grove ii, vol. 12 (2001) 521 –  530.  This article has also been translated into Persian and published in Mahoor Music Quarterly 28 (2005) 39-57.  (18 pages!)

56    “Music,” pp. 450 –  454 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. D.B. Redford.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

55    “A ‘Cycladic’ Harpist in The Metropolitan Museum of Art,” Source 19 (2000) 2 –  9.

54    “Incongruous Musical Instruments on a Beaker of Alleged Assyrian Manufacture,” Source 19 (2000) 38 –  42.

53    “Strings,” pp. 65 – 85 in Music in the Age of Confucius, ed. Jenny F. So.  Washington: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Seattle/London: University of Washington Press, 2000.

52    “Music in the Buddhist and Pre-Buddhist Worlds,” pp. 585 – 593 in History of Civilizations of Central Asia 4:2.  The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century; The Achievements, eds. C.E. Bosworth and M.S. Asimov.  Paris: UNESCO, 2000.

51    “Extant Silver Pipes from Ur, 2450 bc,” pp. 121 – 132 in Studien zur Musik Archäologie ii:  Musikarchäologie früher Metallzeiten der Welt.  Eds. E. Hickmann, I. Laufs, and R. Eichmann.  Deutsches Archäologisches Institut; Orient-Abteilung; Orient-Archäologie 7.  Rahden: Leidorf, 2000.

50    “The Beginning and End of Angular Harps,” pp. 53 –  64 in Studien zur Musik Archäologie i: Saiteninstrumente im archäologischen Kontext, Eds. E. Hickmann and R. Eichmann.   Deutsches Archäologisches Institut; Orient-Abteilung; Orient-Archäologie 6.  Rahden, Leidorf, 2000.

49    “Distinctions among Canaanite, Philistine, and Israelite Lyres, and their Global Lyrical Contexts,”  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 309 (1998) 41 –  68.

48    “To Tune a String: Dichotomies and Diffusions between the Near and Far East,” pp. 175 –  192 in Ultra Terminum Vagari.  Scritti in onore di Carl Nylander, eds. B. Magnusson, S. Renzetti, P. Vian, and S.J. Voicu.  Rome: Edizioni Quasar, 1997.

47    “Harmonics of S-motion on Bowed Strings,” pp. 177 –  182 in Research Papers in Violin Acoustics 1975 – 1993, ed. C.M. Hutchins (Woodbury: Acoustical Society of America & American Institute of Physics, 1996).  Reprint from Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 73 (1983) 2174 – 2179 (no. 27 below).

46    “The Spread of Harps Between the Near and Far East During the First Millennium A.D.: Evidence of Buddhist Musical Cultures on the Silk Road,” Silk Road Art and Archaeology 4 (1996) 233 – 275.

45    “Mesopotamien [archaeological],” pp. 143 –  171 in vol. 6 of  Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (= MGG2), ed. L. Finscher.  Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag & Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag, 1997.

44    “Leier,” MGG2, vol. 5 (1996) 1011 – 1038.

43    “Harfe,” MGG2, vol. 4 (1996) 39 – 62.

42    “Buddhismus,”  MGG2, vol. 2 (1995) 223 – 235.

41    “Buddha as a Musician,” Artibus Asiae liv (1994) 226 – 240.

40    “Counting Strings on Ancient Egyptian Chordophones,” pp. 519-533 in La pluridisciplinarité en archeologie musicale, ed. C. Homo-Lechner and A. Bélis.  Paris: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 1994.

39    “Lyres in the West (Italy, Greece) and the East (Egypt, the Near East), ca. 2000 –  400 b.c.,” Opuscula Romana xix: 6 (1993) 55 –  76.

38    “The Ancient Harp of Pazyryk – a Bowed Instrument?” pp. 101-116 in Foundations of Empire, Archaeology and Art of the Eurasian Steppes, ed. G. Seaman.  Los Angeles: University of Southern California Press, 1992.

37    “The Ancient Harp from Pazyryk,” Beiträge zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Archäologie  9/10 (1990) 111 – 118.

35    “Ancient Mesopotamian Terminology of Harps and Sound Holes,” O.R. Gurney and Bo Lawergren, pp. 175-187 in The Archaeology of Early Music Cultures, eds. E. Hickmann and D.W. Hughes, 175 – 187.  Bonn: Verlag für systematische Musikwissenschaft GmbH, 1988.

34    “Il piacere dell'orecchio,” Archeo 41 (July 1988).

33    “The Origins of Musical Instruments and Sounds,” Anthropos 83 (1988) 31 –  45.

32    “Sound Holes and Geometrical Figures, Clues to the Terminology of Ancient Mesopotamian Harps,” Bo Lawergren and O.R. Gurney.  Iraq 49 (1987) 37 – 52.

31    “The Harp of the Ancient Altai People,” pp. 163-177 in Proceedings of the Second Conference of the ICTM-Study Group on Music Archaeology, Stockholm (1984) I, ed. C. Stomberg-Lund.  Stockholm: Royal Swedish Academy of Music, 1986.

30    “A lyre common to Etruria, Greece, and Anatolia: The Cylinder Kithara,” Acta Musicologica 57 (1985) 25 – 33.

29    “The Cylinder Kithara in Etruria, Greece, and Anatolia,” Imago Musicae 1 (1984) 147 – 174.

27    “Harmonics of S-motion on Bowed Strings,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 73 (1983) 2174 – 2179.

26    “Acoustics of Musical Bows,” Acustica 51 (1982) 63 – 65.

25    “Acoustics and Evolution of Arched Harps,” The Galpin Society Journal 34 (1981) 110 – 129.

24    “Reconstruction of a Shoulder Harp in the British Museum,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 66 (1980) 165 – 168. 

23    “On the motion of the bowed violin string,” Acustica 44 (1980) 194 – 206.

22    “A new and a rediscovered type of motion of the bowed violin string, or, how bowing position effects the shape and the sound of the string,” The Catgut Acoustical Society Newsletter 30 (1978) 8 – 13.

Book reviews

4      Contact and Exchange in the Ancient World, edited by Victor H. Mair.  Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2006.  The Journal of Asian Studies 66:4 (2007) 1103 – 1105.

Two Lyres from Ur, by Maude de Schauensee.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2002.  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 340 (2005) 81–82.

Music in Ancient Israel/Palestine: Archaeological, Written, and Comparative Sources, by Joachim Braun.  Translated by Douglas W. Stott, from German.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002.  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 332 (2003) 100 – 102.

1      The British Museum Yearbook 4: Music and Civilisation, ed. T.C. Mitchell.  London: The British Museum, 1980.  The Galpin Society Journal 35 (1982) 164 – 169.

        Record review

The Sounds of Prehistoric ScandinaviaDrevneishii muzikal’nii kompleks iz kostei mamontaMusique de la Grèce antiqueEthnomusicogy 29 (1985) 360–363.

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