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organology

 [or″gah-nol´ŏ-je]
the sum of what is known regarding the body organs.

or·ga·nol·o·gy

(ōr'gă-nol'ŏ-jē),
Branch of science concerned with the anatomy, physiology, development, and functions of the various organs.
See also: splanchnology.
[organo- + G. logos, study]

organology

(ôr′gə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The branch of biology that deals with the structure and function of organs.
2. The branch of musicology that deals with musical instruments and their construction, acoustic properties, classification, history, and broader cultural context.

or′gan·o·log′ic (ôr′gə-nə-lŏj′ĭk, ôr-găn′ə-), or′gan·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

organology

the sum of what is known regarding the body organs.
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The editors include essays that draw from diverse examples, including the studies of traditional and vernacular music, the cultural construction of history through a very precise organology, and historical perspectives on nationalism in nineteenth-century music.
Organology, as Weatherby argues, is a "metaphysical approach to concrete scientific and political topics," an approach that tells the "intertwining histories of nature-human cognition as a single theory.
Having outlined the main types of document which have so far proved to be useful in organology, a number of examples will now be discussed to demonstrate the different types of study which have so far been undertaken.
The science of style, as an organ of thought, of style in relation to the ideas and feelings, might be called the organology of style.
Not only does it offer a detailed guide to the sources, it integrates recent work from the fields of organology and iconography, archival and patronage studies, performance practice, and the analogous area of lute music, resulting in a coverage that is impressively inclusive in the best sense of the word.
33) After several years of classes and experimentation with the basic organology of the pipes, James and her ever-growing group of enthusiastic followers were convinced of the advantages of making and playing pipes.
This monumental work is a comprehensive collection of essays, images, short stories, autobiographical accounts, and poetry addressing a wide range of subjects in conjunto music, including music history and evolution, organology, social context and functions, and stylistic analysis.
Section 5 is devoted to biblical evidence concerning instruments, organology, mythological/theological aspects, as well as symbolic use of certain instruments in figurative language.
It would be a feather in the cap of organology if it could help to confirm or definitely reject the attribution of the other two to Vranckx, but unfortunately it can only raise more queries.
Of course, he's set aside some money for his family and wants to complete a recording project, maybe quit his job, or work part-time so he can finish his book on Cambodian music and organology.
The study of organology and the classifications of musical instruments has in recent years occupied an increasingly marginal position both in the anthropology of material culture and in ethnomusicology proper.
The library of the Museum is specialized in organology, traditional music, ethnomusicology, museums, and exhibitions related to music.