Philip Schuyler field recordings: Morocco, 1970-1980

Overview of the Collection

Schuyler, Philip
Philip Schuyler field recordings: Morocco
1970-1980 (inclusive)
115 items  :  OT - 107 reels (various track formats, stereo, 7" (73), 6" (3), 5" (31); WD - 8 compact discs; Duration: 72:25:03; Index to tape numbers; Transfer logs for batches 5-7.
Collection Number
Field recordings made in various locations in Morocco in the 1970s and 1980s.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Philip Schuyler is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music at the University of Washington, Seattle. Formerly, he served as the chair of Middle East Center and the chair of Ethnomusicology at the UW. A specialist in the music of North Africa and the Middle East, Professor Schuyler has carried out extensive research in Morocco and Yemen over the past 45 years. His most recent publication is a 4-CD set of Music of Morocco, from the Library of Congress, for which he earned a 2017 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Historical Album.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Schuyler's Morocco recordings (copies) were archived in 1980 (see the collection record for 1980002); logsheets for DAT copies of all 109 reels created when DAT copies were made in 2003; a comprehensive project to digitize all the original tapes and provide additional documentation began in 2013.

These tapes were basis for Schuyler's dissertation - A Repertory of Ideas: The Music of the Rwais, Berber Professional Musicians from Southwestern Morocco (University of Washington, M1/Th27252)

Original 107 reels deposited by collector in 2013 and digitized 2014-2015 (WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit); field notes scanned and pdf file stored with digital audio files.

Digital file names derived from Schuyler field numbers; see index in documentation file to match field numbers with Archives numbers.

Digital files stored in 7 batches: Batch 1 - 2013-16.1 - 2013-16.12; Batch 2 - 2013-16.13 - 2013-16.34; Batch 3 - 2013-16.35 - 2013-16.51; Batch 4 - 2013-16.52 - 2013-16.82; Batch 5 - 2013-16.83 - 2013-16.91; Batch 6 - 2013-16.92 - 2013-16.103; Batch 7 - 2013-16.104 - 2013-16.107.

Work Discs (compact discs) produced from the following tapes 5/2016 - .1, .2, .3, .5, .7, .8, .9, and .70.

Documentation: Field notes

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Morocco

Geographical Names

  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Morocco

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings