UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Wenxiong Yan recordings (Taiwanese Songs), Undated

Overview of the Collection

Yan, Wenxiong
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Wenxiong Yan recordings (Taiwanese Songs)
1 items  :  OT-1 reel (3 3/4 ips); D-2 reels (7 1/2 ips); WT-2 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); Duration: 00:47:58; list of Chinese titles.
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Source unknown.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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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.

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Original tape at 3 3/4 ips dubbed onto 2 reels at 7 1/2 ips (Taiwanese songs I and II)

Contents - Miscellaneous folk songs from Taiwan, including aboriginal songs.

Side 1 -

Ani Tribe - Working Song; Leaving mother to go to a far distant village; The Folks would like to go to the city and stay there; Picnic; Fishing song; The betel-nut song; A Farewell song to brother who is going to join the army in Chenmen; Explanation of the folk sons of the Ami Tribe.

Taiwanese Folk Opera Tunes - Train Song; Taipei melody.

Side 2 -

Taiya Tribe-A merry song; Taiya Tribe-Working Song; Bunun Tribe-Drinking Song; Bunun Tribe-A Sowing Song; Yami Tribe-Fishing Song; Yami Tribe-Woodcutter's Song; Paiwan Tribe-Leaving a Lover.

Taiwanese Folk Songs - The Tune of Feng Gang; Cowboy Songs (Cowherd)

Documentation: Hand-written note, photo-copy of tape box

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Asia
  • Taiwan