International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 19 (1987)

General Editor:  Dieter Christensen

Table of Contents

  • ‘Guest Editor's Preface’ by Ricardo D. Trimillos
  • ‘Editor's Preface’ by Dieter Christensen


  • ‘Samuel Baud-Bovy 27 Nov. 1906 - 2 Nov. 1986’ by Barbara Krader
  • ‘Improvisation in Wayang Wong Panggung: Creativity within Cultural Constraints’ by Hardja Susilo
  • ‘Spontaneous Choreography: Improvisation in Polynesian Dance’ by Adrienne L. Kaeppler
  • ‘Time-Distance and Melodic Models in Improvisation among the Tausug of the Southern Philippines’ by Ricardo D. Trimillos
  • ‘Jazz Style and Improvisation Codes’ by Raymond F. Kennedy
  • ‘Improvisation in Alapana Performance: A Comparative View of Raga Shankarabharana’ by Gayathri Rajapur Kassebaum
  • ‘Variation and Composition in Java’ by R. Anderson Sutton
  • ‘Oral and Literate Strategies in Performances: The La Rose and La Marguerite Organizations in St. Lucia’ by Jocelyne Guilbault

Book Reviews

  • The Western Impact on World Music: Change, Adaptation, and Survival by Bruno Nettl. Review by Margaret Kartomi
  • Directory of Computer Assisted Research in Musicology 1986 by Walter B. Hewlett; E. Selfridge-Field. Review by Helmut Schaffrath
  • Romanian Folk Music by Tiberiu Alexandru; Constantin Stihi-Boos. Review by Barbara Krader
  • Hungarian Ballads and the European Ballad Tradition by Lajos Vargyas. Review by Ole Munch-Pedersen and Jens Henrik Koudal
  • Essai sur la Chanson Populaire Grecque by Samuel Baud-Bovy. Review by Christopher Scott and Markos P. Dragoumis
  • Musique Traditionelle Sicilienne by Paul Collaer. Review by Sergio Bonanzinga
  • Music of the Billion: An Introduction to Chinese Musical Culture by Mingyue Liang. Review by Nora Yeh
  • Music and Dance of Indians and Mestizos in an Andean Valley of Peru by Elisabeth den Otter. Review by Raul R. Romero

Briefly Mentioned

  • Dansetradisjonar Frå Nordland og Troms by Egil Bakka; Dag Vårdal; Tormod Lunde. Review by A. S.
  • Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton by K. E. Dunlay; D. L. Reich. Review by A. S.
  • Lumbering Songs from the Northern Woods by Edith Fowke. Review by A. S.
  • Polynesian Dance, with a Selection for Contemporary Performances by Adrienne L. Kaeppler. Review by A. S.
  • Rasmus Storms nodebog: En fynsk tjenestekarls dansemelodier o. 1760 by Jens Henrik Koudal. Review by A. S.
  • Come and I Will Sing You: A Newfoundland Songbook by Genevieve Lehr. Review by A. S.
  • The Emigrant Experience: Songs of Highland Emigrants in North America by Margaret MacDonnell. Review by A. S.
  • Fel'klang på rørosmål by Sven Nyhus. Review by A. S.
  • Bunting's Ancient Music of Ireland, Edited from the Original Manuscripts by Donal O'Sullivan with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin by Donal O'Sullivan; Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. Review by A. S.
  • Downhome Blues Lyrics: An Anthology from the Post-World War II Era by Jeff Todd Titon. Review by A. S.
  • Anthology of Sokyoku and Jiuta Song Texts by Gen'ichi Tsuge. Review by A. S.

Record Reviews

  • Sudan I by Robert Gottlieb; International Institute for Comparative Music Studies. Review by Gerd Baumann
  • Swiss Folk Music: Constantin Brailoiu Collection. Review by Max Peter Baumann
  • Tributo a Garoto by Radamés Gnattali; Rafael Rabello; Patápio Silva by Altamiro Carrilho; Luizinho Eça; Galo Preto; Joāo Pernambuco: 100 anos by Antonio Adolfo; Nó em pingo d'água; Sidney Miller by Alaíde Costa; Zezé Gonzaga; Zéluiz; Capiba: 80 anos by Orquestra de cordas dedilhadas de Pernambuco; Claudionor Germano; Martha; Expedito Baracho. Review by Gerard Behague
  • Viola Campaniça: O Outro Alentejo by José Alberto Sardinha. Review by Maria Clara Correia and Rosa Clara Neves
  • Pizmon: Syrian-Jewish Religious and Social Song. Review by Ruth Davis
  • Canti liturgici popolari nel Ticino by Arnold Geering; Pietro Bianchi. Review by Miriam Lockshin and Gottfried Habenicht
  • Der Volksliedsȁnger und -forscher: Hanns in der Gand. Review by Miriam Lockshin and Gottfried Habenicht
  • Magyar nepzenei antologia II: Észak/Anthology of Hungarian Folk Music: The North. Review by Miriam Lockshin and Gottfried Habenicht
  • Samul-Nori: Drums and Voices of Korea; Musik aus Korea. Shinawi und Samulnori; Samul Nori by Suzanna M. Samstag; Samulnori. Review by Keith Howard
  • Musik aus der Türkei by Kurt Reinhard; Max Peter Baumann; Eberhard Dietrich; Volker Reinhard. Review by Irene Markoff
  • Gondang Toba by Artur Simon. Review by Lyn Moore
  • Music of the Inuit: The Copper Eskimo Tradition (Canada) by J. F. Le Mouël; M. Le Mouël; International Institute for Comparative Music Studies. Review by Jean-Jacques Nattiez and Nicole Beaudry
  • Vietnam II: Court Theatre Music. hat-bôi. Vietnamese Theatre, (Southern Tradition) by Trân Van Khê; International Institute of Comparative Music Studies. Review by Phong Th. Nguyen
  • Documentário Sonoro do Folclore Brasileiro. Review by Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco and Tiago De Oliveira Pinto
  • Ancient Music of Bali "Semar Pegulingan. Gambuh" by François-Bernard Mâche. Review by Tilman Seebass
  • Java: Music of the Theatre by International Institute for Comparative Music Studies. Review by R. Anderson Sutton
  • Musik aus Pakistan: Khyal und Tāranā. Review by Laxmi G. Tewari
  • China by International Institute for Comparative Music Studies. Review by Bell Yung

Audio Report

  • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Native Music Records. Review by Beverley Cavanagh

ICTM Reports

  • ‘9th Meeting of the ICTM Study Group on Folk Musical Instruments, Orta San Giulio, Italy, 10-15 September, 1986’ by Christian Kaden
  • ‘6th ICTM Colloquium, "Crosscultural Processes. The Role of Portugal in the World's Music since the 15th Century" Lisbon, December 15-19, 1986’ by Rui Vieira Nery and Anthony Seeger

Country Report

  • ‘The Development of Ethnomusicology in the German Democratic Republic. An Overview’ by Andreas Michel
  • Corrigendum