International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Vol. 11 (1959)

General Editor:  Maud Karpeles

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Notes


  • ‘Ralph Vaughan Williams O. M.’ by Zoltán Kodály and Steuart Wilson

Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Conference. Liège, Belgium

  • Programme
  • ‘The Main Problems of Stability and Change in Tradition’ by William Bascom
  • ‘Characteristics of African Music’ by Alan P. Merriam
  • ‘La Tradition du Yodel au Sud-Ouest du Congo Belge’ by Jean-Noël Maquet
  • ‘African Music within Its Social Setting’ by Hugh Tracey
  • ‘African Music in Johannesburg: African and Non-African Features’ by David Rycroft
  • ‘Changing Traditions of Folk Music in Ghana’ by J. H. Nketia
  • ‘The Use of European Musical Techniques by the Non-European Peoples of Southern Africa’ by Percival R. Kirby
  • ‘The Place of a Music School in Uganda’ by Tom Nabeta
  • ‘A Course of Study for Bantu Musicians’ by Brother Basil
  • ‘The Study of Creole Folk Music in Surinam’ by G. D. van Wengen
  • ‘Western Influences in Modern Asian Music’ by Fritz Bose
  • ‘Folk Music in Hawaii’ by Barbara B. Smith
  • ‘The Last Remnants of a Mendicant Musicians' Guild: The Goze in Northern Honshu (Japan)’ by Eta Harich-Schneider
  • ‘Japanese Children's Folk Songs before and after Contact with the West’ by Elizabeth May
  • ‘Traditional Music and Dance in Japan To-Day: Its Stability and Evolution’ by Suiho Matsumiya
  • ‘Considerations sur le Folklore Musical Italien dans ses Rapports avec la Structure Sociale du Pays’ by Diego Carpitella
  • ‘Ten Years of Folk Music Collecting by the Centro Nazionale Studi di Musica Popolare’ by Giorgio Nataletti
  • ‘The Study of Folk Dance and the Need for a Uniform Method of Notation’ by Felix Hoerburger
  • ‘An Introduction to Kinetography Laban (Labanotation)’ by Albrecht Knust
  • ‘Rhythm and Tempo in Dance Notation’ by Juana de Laban
  • ‘Kinetography in the Comparative Study of Folk Dance in Hungary’ by Maria Szentpal
  • Discussion of Papers on Dance Notation
  • ‘Some Methods Applied to Broadcasting Folk Music at the Yugoslav Broadcasting Stations: Genuine Musical Folklore and Reconstructions’ by Josip Stojanović
  • ‘Folk Music Developments in the Hungarian Radio’ by Miklós Grabocz
  • ‘Problems Involved in the "Arrangement" of Folk Music for Radio Ghana’ by Atta Annan Mensah
  • ‘Folk Music and Light Music’ by Hermann Josef Dahmen
  • Discussion on the Presentation of Folk Music in Radio
  • ‘Residus Gregoriens et Byzantins dans le Chant des Juifs D'europe Occidentale’ by Leo Levi
  • ‘Birch Leaf Blowing (Birkenblattblasen) in Germany’ by Winfried Schrammek
  • Performances of Films
  • Other Communications


  • ‘Heinrich Möller’ by Walter Wiora
  • ‘Nedjeljko Karabaić’ by Vinko Žganec
  • ‘Truls O̵rpen’ by O. M. Sandvik
  • ‘Louise Pound’ by E. K. Wells

Publications Received

Music, Books and Pamphlets

Song Collections
  • Tōhoku Min'Yōshū. Folk Songs of Tōhoku Area, Akita-ken. (Akita Prefecture) by The Japan Broadcasting Corporation; Takeda Jū-ichiro. Review by E. H.-S.
  • The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Vol. IV. The Music of the Ballads by Jan P. Schinhan. Review by B. H. B.
  • Vieilles Chansons de Nouvelle France. Les Archives de Folklore. Vol. VII by Russell Scott Young. Review by M. K.
  • Folk Songs of Quebec by Edith Fulton Fowke. Review by P. N. S.-S.
  • Roundelays-Dansons à la Ronde by Marius Barbeau. Review by P. N. S.-S.
  • Songs from Trinidad by Edric Connor. Review by P. N. S.-S.
  • Cem Melodias Folclóricas by Alceu Maynard Araújo; Aricó Junior. Review by N. F.
  • 132 Cîntece ṣi Jocuri din Nasaud by C. Zamfir; V. Dosios; E. Moldoveanu-Nestor; Cîntece ṣi Jocuri din Valea Almajului by Nicolae Ursu; Antologija Srpskikh Narodnikh Pesama by S. L. Ilich; 150 Nepdal by J. Szegö; K. S. Dobo. Review by A. L. L.
  • Sto šarišských piesní (100 Songs from the Šariš District) by Anton Cíger; Slezské Písnë (Silesian Songs) by Jaromír Gelner; Oldřich Sivorátka; Zaleské písně by Josef Černík. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Deutsche Volkslieder mit ihren Melodien. 4 Band: Balladen, 4. Teil 1. Hälfte by Deutsches Volksliedarchiv. Review by E. D.
  • Les jeux chantés enfantins du folklore français by William Lemit; Au p'tit bois charmant by William Lemit. Review by R. P.
  • Twelve Manx Folk Songs. Set 3 by Mona Douglas. Review by P. N. S.-S.
  • Eleven Welsh Folk Songs by W. S. Gwynn Williams. Review by P. N. S.-S.
  • The Idiom of the People by James Reeves. Review by E. K. W.
  • Playford's English Dancing Master, 1651 by Margaret Dean-Smith. Review by C. M. S.
  • Jocuri din Ardealul de Sud by Andrei Bucşan. Review by A. L. L.
  • Kultura és tánc a bukovinai székelyeknél by Mária Belényesy; Tánctudományi Tanulmányok by Péter Morvay. Review by J. S. W.
  • Ritmi e Melodie di Danze Popolari in Italia by Diego Carpitella. Review by L. A.
  • Swedish Folk Dances by Svenska Ungdomsringen för Bygdekultur. Review by R. W.
  • The Appalachian Square Dance by Frank Smith. Review by E. K. W.
  • Mexican Folk Dances for American Schools by Gertrude X. Mooney. Review by G. P. K.
  • El "Wayno" de Jesus by Felix Villarreal Vara. Review by A. L. L.
  • The New Oxford History of Musić. Vol. I. Ancient and Oriental Music by Egon Wellesz. Review by K. P. W.
  • Nasoki v Bulgarskata Masova Pesen (Tendencies of Bulgarian Mass Song) by Venelin Krustev. Review by A. L. L.
  • Lidové hubedni nástroje na Morave (Parts I and II) by Frantisek Dobrovolný. Review by A. L. L.
  • Musical Instruments by Jean Jenkins. Review by A. B.
  • Essais sur la Tradition by Albert Marinus. Review by C. H.
  • Studies in Folklore by W. Edson Richmond. Review by E. K. W.
  • Estudos de Folclore. Poranduba Paulista, Tome 1. Festas by Alceu Maynard Araujo. Review by N. F.
  • An Analytical Index to the Journal of American Folklore by Tristram P. Coffin. Review by E. K. W.


  • Revista de Folclor. Anul II, Nos. 3 and 4; Revista de Folclor. Anul III, Nos. I and II. Review by A. L. L.
  • Arts et Traditions Populaires. La 'Saint-Marcel' de Barjols by Claudie Marcel-Dubois; Arts et Traditions Populaires. Le cheval déferré by Patrice Coirault; Arts et Traditions Populaires. Une noce maraichine avant 1900 d'après un vieil accordéoniste de Saint-Jean-de-Monts by Genevieve Massignon. Review by R. P.
  • Cahiers de la Danse. Review by V. A.
  • Jahrbuch des Österreichischen Volksliedwerkes. Vol. VI. Review by E. D.
  • Pro Musica. Review by B. N.
  • Deutsches Jahrbuch für Volkskunde. Vol. III by Wilhelm Fraenger. Review by J. S. W.
  • Jahrbuch für Volkskunde der Heimatvertriebenen. Band II by Alfons Perlick. Review by J. S. W.
  • Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Vol. VIII, No. 2. Review by E. D.
  • Recorded Folk Music. A Review of British and Foreign Folk Music. Vol. I by A. L. Lloyd. Review by M. K.
  • The Folklorist. Vol. IV, Nos. 4, 5 and 6 by Henry R. Baldrey. Review by M. K.
North America
  • Ethnomusicology by Alan P. Merriam. Review by F. B.
  • Journal of American Folklore. Vol. LXX, No. 278 by Thomas A. Sebeok; Journal of American Folklore. Vol. LXXI, No. 279 by Thomas A. Sebeok; Journal of American Folklore. Vol. LXXI, No. 280 by Thomas A. Sebeok. Review by E. K. W.
  • Southern Folklore Quarterly. Vol. XXI, No. 4 by Alton C. Morris. Review by E. K. W.
  • Kentucky Folklore Record Vol. III, No. 3 by D. K. Wilgus; Kentucky Folklore Record Vol. IV, No. 1 by D. K. Wilgus; Kentucky Folklore Record Vol. IV, No. 2 by D. K. Wilgus. Review by E. K. W.
  • The Folklore and Folk Music Archivist. Vol. I, Nos. 1 and 2 by George List. Review by M. K.
South America
  • Boletin del Instituto de Folklore. Vol. II, Nos. 5-8; Boletin del Instituto de Folklore. Vol. III, No. 1. Review by N. F.
  • African Music by Hugh Tracey. Review by F. B.


  • Zur Grundlegung der Allgemeinen Musikgeschichte by Walter Wiora. Review by K. P. W.
  • De la Littérature au Folklore by Roger Pinon. Review by C. H.
  • Introduction à l'Etude de la Musique Africaine by Genevieve Calame-Griaule; Blaise Calame. Review by K. P. W.
  • The Ideal in African Folk Music: A Note on Klama by J. H. Nketia; Traditional Music of the Ga People by J. H. Nketia. Review by K. P. W.
  • Musicology in Israel by Edith Gerson-Kiwi. Review by F. B.
  • Deszendenzmelodik in Choral und unsere absteigenden Perioden by Benjamin Rajeczky; Este a székelyeknél by Benjamin Rajeczky. Review by J. S. W.
  • Pomen ritmičnih kvantitet v slovenskih ljudskih napevih" (The Importance of Rhythmical Quantities in Slovene Folk Tunes) by Radoslav Hrovatin. Review by C. R.
  • Godčevski in plesni motivi na panskih končnicah" (Motifs depicting musicians and dances on Slovene bee-hives) by Zmaga Kumer. Review by C. R.
  • Ritos Primitivos de Siembra by Joan Amades Gelats. Review by L. A.
  • Reputatrici Calabresi by Raffaele Corso. Review by R. P.
  • Die Melodien-Überlieferungen des Liedes von der Kommandantentochter by Ernst Klusen. Review by E. D.
  • Unifying Factors in Folk and Primitive Music by Bruno Nettl. Review by K. P. W.
  • The Music of Los Pastores by J. D. Robb. Review by M. K.
  • "Hornpipe." "Jig" by Margaret Dean-Smith. Review by F. H.
  • Notacion de la danza by M. L. Solari. Review by F. H.
  • Domaredansen by Nils Dencker. Review by E. D.
  • Puerto Rican Children's Songs in New York by Shulamith Rybak. Review by B. N.

Gramophone Records

  • Anthologie de la Vie Africaine by Herbert Pepper; Les Dogon. Les Chants de la Vie; Le Rituel Funéraire by La Société de la Radiodiffusion de la France d'Outre-Mer; Musique Bantou d'Afrique Equatoriale by Andre Didier; Pierre Gaisseau; Gilbert Rouget; Musique Pygmée de la Haute-Sangha by La Mission Ogooué-Congo; Musique du Nord-Cameroun; Musique Sosso et Malinké, Guinée Française by Maurice Houis; P. Potentier; Musique Maure (Mauritanie: Adrar), Musique Peule (Guinée Française: Fouta-Dialon) by P. Potentier; The History of Music in Sound. Vol. I, Ancient and Oriental Music by Egon Wellesz; Aboriginal Music from Northern Territory of Australia; Kadazan Folk Music. Review by K. P. W.
  • Musique Proto-Indochinoise. Review by G. D. van W.
  • Rumanian Folk Music by A. L. Lloyd. Review by A. B.
  • Songs of an Irish Tinker Lady by Margaret Barry; Songs of a Scots Tinker Lady by Jeannie Robertson. Review by D. N. K.
  • The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Kenneth S. Goldstein; Great British Ballads Not Found in Child by Kenneth S. Goldstein. Review by S. R. C.
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Too. A Week-End with the Ritchies of Kentucky by Kenneth Goldstein. Review by E. K. W.
  • Minstrel of the Appalachians by Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Review by E. K. W.
  • Banjo Songs of the Southern Mountains by Kenneth Goldstein; Southern Mountain Folksongs and Ballads by Kenneth Goldstein. Review by E. K. W.
  • American Street Songs. Review by A. L. L.
  • Hi Neighbour 1957 in Songs and Dances; Hi Neighbour 1958 in Songs and Dances. Review by M. K.
  • Australian Traditional Singers and Musicians. Review by A. L. L.