UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Serbo-Croatian Folk Songs (Epic Song), Undated  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Lord, Albert Bates; Parry, Milman; Bartók, Béla, 1910-1994
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Serbo-Croatian Folk Songs (Epic Song)
4 items  :  EC - 4 reels (7.5 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); WT - 2 DATs (digital, stereo); Duration: 1:43:15; photo-copies of folk song transcriptions; translation, notes & transcription of epic songs.
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Copies of field recordings; source of Archives copies unknown.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Albert Bates Lord (1912-1991) was a scholar of Slavic and comparative literature from Boston, Massachusetts. He earned a degree from Harvard College in classics in 1934 and a PhD in comparative literature in 1949. He worked as a professor Slavic and comparative literature at Harvard from 1950 until his retirement in 1983. During his time there, he founded the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology. He was known for his work on ancient epics from Europe and Asia and his research into oral composition.

Milman Parry (1902-1935) was a scholar of epic poetry from Los Angeles, California. He earned his BA and MA from the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD from Sorbonne. From 1933 to 1935, Parry traveled to Yugoslavia to study Serbo-Croat traditional oral poetry. He is famous for creating the discipline of oral tradition.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Letter in documentation file from Albert B. Lord to Meg Glaser (UW Ethnomusicology Archives)

Tapes 1-3 (81-42.1-3 EC) contain songs in Bartok-Lord Serbo-Croatian Folk Songs, numbered as follows: Tape 1: 553, 554, 3572, 3573, 3557-59; Tape 2: 3586, 3074, 3153-55, 3574-75, 3071-72; Tape 3: 3125-27, 3156, 2938, 3075, 2936; Tape 4 (81-42.4 EC) contains the beginning of the epic song "The Captivity of Dulic Ibrahim," number 4 in Serbocroatian Heroic Songs, volumes I and II (record nos. 1237-1244) sung by Salih Ugljanin.

Documentation: Letter from Albert B. Lord

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Yugoslavia (former)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Ugljanin, Salih (performer)