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Musical Instruments of Cham Mystery

Zhigmitova Aryuna Arsalanovna
Russian Institute of Art History

Submitted: 08.12.2019
Abstract. The article examines musical instruments used in Cham mystery - a kind of the Buddhist worship. The Tibetan music has ancient roots and, being a religious phenomenon, is characterized by conservatism and stability. Cham mystery is a masked dance requiring special plastique of a body and hands and accompanied by peculiar music of the unique Lamaist orchestra. Such issues as functions of musical accompaniment, correlation of certain instruments and leitmotivs with personages are considered; the author provides information about archaic musical instruments of the Lamaist orchestra, identifies instruments borrowed from the traditional Buryat culture.
Key words and phrases: мистерия Цам, буддизм, ламаизм, танцы в масках, тибетская музыка, буддийские инструменты, музыка Цам, культура бурят, Cham mystery, Buddhism, Lamaism, masked dances, Tibetan music, Buddhist instruments, Cham music, Buryat culture
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