UW Ethnomusicology Archives session recordings: Recep Birgit and Ensemble, 1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives session recordings: Recep Birgit and Ensemble
4 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 2 open reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7 in.); 2 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit)
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Soundtrack to a musical performance filmed at the University of Washington, late 1972. Collected by the university's Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Turkish Ottoman classical music ensemble: tapes contain original audio to accompany film; total duration = 20:47.

Performers and contents (from Robert Garfias' website - http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~rgarfias/films.html) - Cuneyd Kosal/kanun; Birgit Recep/vocal; Dogan Ergin/ney; Cuneyd Orhan/kemence; Necdet Yasar/tanbur.

1. Hicaz Fasil - Kanun Taksim - Pesrev by Veli Dede; Yuruk Semai by Haci Sadullah Aga; Ney Taksim; Sarki by Rifat Bey; Kemence Taksim Huzzam.

2. Huzzam Fasil - Sarki of Selim III; Tanbur Taksim; Sarki of Ismail Dede.

3. Mevlud: Merhaba Bahri sung by Kani Karaca.

Also see Robert Garfias' website for film excerpts.

Film numbers - both tapes given 2 numbers, as follows: 72-6.1 OT (067-a (back of box); Garfias S-070, S-071 (side of box)); 72-6.2 OT (068-a, 068-b (back of box); Garfias S-069 (side of box)).

Performer and contents information on logsheets provided by Dr. Ercument Aksoy, July 1994.

Tapes baked and digitized July 2016 (WAV, 48kHz, 24-bit) - 72-6.1.wav (9:45), 72-6.2.wav (9:45). Total duration: 00:19:59.

Documentation: Notes from Dr. Aksoy; also see film log II.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

2 audiotapes
72-6.1 OT: Reel 1
72-6.2 OT: Reel 2

WAV filesReturn to Top

2 audio files
72-6.1: Digital file 1
72-6.2: Digital file 2

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music--Turkey
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Turks--Middle East--Middle East
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Birgit, Recep (performer)