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Old 02-06-2005, 04:52 PM
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I found a promising, then dissapointing, page: Movie Music Folios, piano music intended for silent films. At the top of the contents list for "Sam Fox Moving Picture Music," it says, "Click on a title to play," and some of the titles include Oriental Veil Dance, Chinese Music, and Oriental Music. But the titles are not links and nothing plays. However, the written notes for another folio on the same page say
There is also no shortage of Asian or "Oriental" tunes which were steeped in stereotype, and may actually have helped establish the precedent of traditional musical stereotypes for many decades that followed. Similar but equal treatment was offered for Middle-Eastern nationalities as well in the form of Arabian and "Hindoo" melodies.
So close, and yet so far.