Folk Music of the Hungarians

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Akadémiai Kiadó, Jan 1, 2005 - Music - 842 pages
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Lajos Vargyas's work summarizes the achievements of Hungarian research into the Hungarian material, discusses folk music on the basis of the musical aspects of the tunes (e.g. melody, tone set, rhythm, form, variation, types, styles), the point of view of its social role in tradition, and as an aesthetical phenomenon. Each chapter approaches the material from a different angle. The theoretical discussion sheds new light on the same tunes. This survey is a valuable contribution to the development of ethnomusicology research, abounding in musical examples both written and sound (433 pieces on the CD-ROM).

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Contents

Introduction
9
The Melody
15
Tone Set Tonality
49
Rhythm and Meter
83
Form
117
Interplay of Text and Melody
148
Performance
165
Instrumental Music
178
Laments and tunes in lament style 01530196
500
Tunes related to customs 01970207
534
Diatonic descending tunes 02080246
544
Jajtunes tunes of 16syllables 02470254
566
Major hexachordal tunes 03030310
601
Newstyle songs 03190394
613
English Translation of The Songs
669
Index of Photos
761

Variation
199
Folksong Types
253
The Origin and Chronology of Folksong Types
268
Music in the Life of Peasant Societies
362
The Folksong as Work of Art
381
Pentatonic old style 010145
407
Tetra and tritonic tunes 01460152
494
Types of Melodies in the Tune Collection
781
Index of Cadences
789
Index of First Lines
799
Index of Genres
812
Inventory of the Sound Recordings
828
Editors Postscript
839
Copyright

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