George lichtheim collected essays

The sistrum was occasionally revived in 19th century Western orchestral music, appearing most prominently in Act 1 of the opera Les Troyens (1856–1858) by the French composer Hector Berlioz . Nowadays, however, it is replaced by its close modern equivalent, the tambourine . The effect produced by the sistrum in music - when shaken in short, sharp, rhythmic pulses - is to arouse movement and activity. The rhythmical shaking of the sistrum, like the tambourine, is associated with religious or ecstatic events, whether shaken as a sacred rattle in the worship of Hathor of ancient Egypt, or, in the strident jangling of the tambourine in modern-day Evangelism , in Romani song and dance, on stage at a rock concert, or to heighten a large-scale orchestral tutti .

George lichtheim collected essays

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