Funeral music

One of the pieces I used to reassure the Li family that funeral music was quite familiar to Western audiences (my book p.339) was Buxtehude’s Klaglied:

Not that the Daoists were remotely impressed by it—by contrast with Steven Feld’s influential experiments in finding which kinds of alien musics might strike a chord among the Kaluli.

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