UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Z.M. Dagar and Raja C. Singh/Rudra vina and pakhawaj, 1976-01-17  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Z.M. Dagar and Raja C. Singh/Rudra vina and pakhawaj
9 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 3 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); Working discs (WD) - 3 compact discs; 3 AIFF files (44.1 kHz, 16-bit)
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Concert featuring Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Raja C. Singh, recorded at the University of Washington, Meany Hall, 1976. 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
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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

Z.M. Dagar/rudra vina; Raja Chatrapati Singh/pakhawaj; tanpura players not identified.

Some confusion as to date of concert; archive sheet says 1976 January 17; typed program says 1976 November 17 but it may refer to a different concert (although archive doesn't have such a tape).

March 2007: Original tapes digitized and work discs produced; work tapes de-acquisitioned (3 reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 10 in. and 7 in.))

Transmission Data: Digital files created March 2007 - 76-1.1Dagar.aif, 76-1.2Dagar.aif, 76-1.3.aif (44.1 kHz, 16-bit)

Durations (work discs): 37:19, 30:11, 47:41 (total = 1:55:11)

Documentation: Concert program

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

3 audiotapes
Reel 1
Reel 2
Reel 3

Working discsReturn to Top

3 optical media
1976001-0001: CD 1
Z.M. Dagar/rudra vina; Raja Chatrapati Singh/pakhawaj.Contents: Track 1 – Tuning of pakhawaj (0:00);Track 2 - Rag Yaman Kalyan – alap (0:08); Track 3 - Rag Yaman Kalyan – jor and jhala (20:00); Track 4 – Rag Yaman Kalyan – composition in Cau Tal, with Pakhawaj (29:10); Track 5 – Applause (36:55)
1976001-0002: CD 2
Contents: Pakhawaj solo in Rudra Tal (1-7) and Tivra Tal (9 - 12)Track 1 – Tanpuras only (0:00); Track 2 – Spoken description of Rudra Tal by RCS (2:03); Track 3 - Demonstration of Rudra Tal's structure (2:28); Track 4 - Recitation of first paran (3:00); Track 5 - Playing of first paran etc. (3:31); Track 6 – Recitation of second paran (6:59; Track 7 – Playing of second paran etc. (7:40); Track 8 – Applause (16:57); Track 9 – Announcement of Tivra Tal (17:25); Track 10 – Theka of Tivra Tal played and recited (17:39); Track 11 – Solo in Tivra Tal (18:15); Track 12 – Applause (29:33)
1976001-0003: CD 3
Contents:Track 1 - Rag Vardhani – alap, jor, jhala (0:00); Track 2 - Rag Vardhani – composition in Cau Tal, with pakhawaj (41:53); Track 3 – Applause (47:05)

AIFF filesReturn to Top

3 audio files
76-1.1Dagar: Digital file 1
76-1.2Dagar: Digital file 2
76-1.3: Digital file 3

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Dhrupad
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Pakhawaj
  • Rudra Vina
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Dagar, Zia Mohiuddin, 1929-1990 (performer)
    • Singh, Raja C. (performer)