International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Vol. 12 (1960)

General Editor:  Maud Karpeles

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Notes
  • ‘The Twelfth Annual Conference in Retrospect’ by Anthony Baines
  • ‘Notes on the Principal Items in the Performances of Folk Music Given on the Terrace of the Foishor Palace, Sinaia’ by A. L. Lloyd

Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference Held at Sinaia, Rumania

  • Themes... Programme
  • ‘Opening Address’ by Constantin Prisnea

Musical Instruments

  • ‘Organology and European Folk Music Instruments’ by Anthony Baines
  • ‘The Study of Folk Musical Instruments in the Rumanian People's Republic’ by Tiberiu Alexandru
  • ‘Klarinettentypen in Albanien’ by Erich Stockman
  • ‘Instruments Folkloriques en Macedoine. "Kavalis"’ by Vasil Hadzi-Manov
  • ‘Quelques Observations sur le "Psaltérion" (Tympanon) Populaire Suisse: "Hackbrett"’ by Antoine E. Cherbuliez
  • Discussion on Papers by E. Stockmann, V. Hadzi-manov and A. E. Cherbuliez
  • ‘Three-Note Instruments in the Chinese People's Republic’ by Laurence Picken
  • ‘Le Dàn Bâu’ by Nguyèn̆-Xuàn-Khóat
  • ‘Some Observations on Slovak Folk Music Instruments’ by Pavel Tonković
  • ‘Bulgarian Popular Instruments’ by Stoian Petrov

Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Folk Music

  • ‘The Production of New Songs in the Rumanian People's Republic’ by Sabin V. Drågoi
  • ‘Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Rumanian Folklore’ by Mihai Pop
  • ‘Some New Elements in the Folk Music of Eastern Moravia’ by Jírí Chlíbec
  • Discussion on Papers by S. Dragoi, M. Pop and J. Chlíbec
  • ‘Problems of Old Songs in a Revived Language’ by Karel Salomon

Vocal and Instrumental Styles

  • ‘Old and New Singing Styles in Hungarian Folk Song’ by Benjamin Rajeczky
  • ‘The Instrumental Basis of Vocal Style in Năsăud’ by Constantin Zamfir
  • ‘Les Rapports Entre le Rythme Poétique et le Rythme Musical Dans la Tradition Populaire de la Bosnie-Herzégovine’ by Cvjetko Rihtman
  • ‘The Correlation between Metrical Verse Structure, Rhythmical and Melodic Structure in Folk Songs’ by Valens Vodušek
  • ‘Sur un Phenomene Concernant le Manque de Coïncidences Entre la Figure Choregraphique et la Phrase Melodique’ by Raina Katzarova
  • ‘On Relationships between Music and Movement in Folk Dancing’ by Felix Hoerburger


  • ‘Some Thoughts on the Creation of Folklore’ by Vasile Adǎscǎliţei
  • ‘The Study of Folk Music in the U. S. S. R.’ by Victor Vinogradov
  • ‘The Folklore Archive of the Athens Academy’ by George Spyridakis
  • ‘Yiddish Folk Songs Current in French Canada’ by Ruth Rubin
  • ‘Jewish Folk Song in European Languages’ by Leo Levi

Performances of Records and Films

  • ‘Mehrstimmige Gesänge in Südalbanien’ by Erich Stockmann
  • ‘Folk Music from Mongolia’ by Moeurdorje
  • ‘A Study of Central Slovak Folk Dance’ by Alica Elscheková
  • ‘Recording Expedition to the Faroe Islands’ by Matts Arnberg
  • ‘Turkish Music’ by Laura Boulton
  • ‘Songs from Nova Scotia’ by Helen Creighton
  • ‘The Creative Process in Present-Day Israeli Dances’ by Gurit Kadman


  • ‘Constantin Brailoiu’ by Samuel Baud-Bovy
  • ‘Curt Sachs’ by Claudie Marcel-Dubois
  • ‘Patrice Coirault’ by Claudie Marcel-Dubois
  • ‘Joan Amades i Gelats’ by Lucile Armstrong

Publications Received

Music, Books and Pamphlets

Folk Music, Musical Instruments and Folk Songs
  • Studies in African Music by A. M. Jones. Review by K. P. W.
  • New Methods in Vocal Folk Music Research by Karl Dahlback. Review by K. P. W.
  • Ethnomusicology: A Study of Its Nature, Its Problems, Methods and Representative Personalities by Jaap Kunst. Review by A. A. B.
  • Asya ve Anadolu Kaynaklarinda Ikliǧ (The Ikliǧ in Asiatic and Anatolian Sources) by Mahmud Ragib Gazimihal. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads with Their Texts, According to the Extant Records of Great Britain and America. Vol. I by Bertrand Harris Bronson. Review by C. M. S.
  • A Magyar Népzene Tára. IV: Párosítók by Béla Bartók; Zoltán Kodály; György Kerényi. Review by A. L. L.
  • Norsk Folkemusikk (Norwegian Folk Music) by Olav Gurvin. Review by A. B.
  • Cancionero Popular de Extremadura. Vol. II by Bonifacio Gil Garcia. Review by N. F.
  • Chansons Populaires de l'Ancien Hainaut. Vol. IV by Albert Libiez; Chansons Populaires de l'Ancien Hainaut. Vol. V by Albert Libiez; Roger Pinon. Review by A. A. B.
  • Glasbena folklora Prekmurja-Musical Folk Lore of Prekmurje by Josip Dravec. Review by C. R.
  • Ehe sie verklingen... Alte deutsche Volksweisen vom Böhmerwald bis zur Wolga by Johannes Künzig. Review by E. D.
  • Deutsche Volkslieder. Wort und Weise, Wesen und Werden, Dokumente by Jospeh Müller-Blattau. Review by E. D.
  • Deutsche Volkslieder mit ihren Melodien. 4. Band: Balladen, 4. Teil 2. Hälfte by Deutschen Volksliedarchiv. Review by E. D.
  • Des Knaben Wunderhorn in den Weisen seiner Zeit by Erich Stockmann. Review by E. D.
  • Tōhoku Minyōshu, Miyagi-ken (Folk Songs of the Tōhoku Area, Miyagi Prefecture) by Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • Chinese Music (Kuo-yüeh Kai-lun) by Tsai-Ping Liang; Kuo-yüeh Yüeh-p'u (Chinese Music in Staff Notation) I by Tzu-Lu Kuo. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • Haramani, Vol. I by M. Mansuruddin; Haramani, Vol. VI. "Lalan Shah Fakirer Gan" by M. Mansuruddin; Pagla Kanay (1820-1900) er Giti by M. Mansuruddin. Review by A. A. B.
  • The English Carol by Eric Routley. Review by E. K. W.
  • Kleine Volksliedkunde by Guido Waldmann. Review by E. D.
  • The Ballad of Heer Halewijn, Its Forms and Variations in Western Europe. A Study of the History and Nature of a Ballad Tradition by Holger Olof Nygard. Review by E. K. W.
  • American Murder Ballads and Their Stories by Olive Burt Woolley. Review by E. K. W.
  • Handbook of Kinetography Laban by Albrecht Knust. Review by F. H.
  • Danzas Populares de España. Castilla la Nueva. Vol. I by Manuel García Matos. Review by L. A.
  • Bunte Tänze wie sie suchten und fanden by Anna Helms-Blasche. Review by F. H.
  • Rad Kongresa Folklorista Jugoslavije na Bjelašnici 1955. i u Puli 1952. (Proceedings of the Congresses of Jugoslav Folklorists, at Bjelašnice in 1955, and at Pula in 1952) by Vinko Žganec; Tréci Kongres Folklorista Jugoslavije držan od 1-9. IX. 1956 godine u Crnoj Gori. (Third Congress of Jugoslav Folklorists, Held September 1st-9th, 1956, in Montenegro) by N. S. Lalevic. Review by B. K.
  • Bibliography on Chinese Music (Chung-kuo Yin-yüeh Shu P'u Mu-lu) by Tsai-Ping Liang. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • Folk Music. A Selection of Folk Songs, Ballads, Dances, Instrumental Pieces, and Folk Tales of the United States and Latin America. Catalog of Phonograph Records. Review by M. S.
  • Relação dos Discos Gravados no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Review by N. F.
  • Catalogue d'enregistrements de musique folklorique égyptienne by Hans Hickmann; Charles Gregoire; Duc de Mecklembourg. Review by E. G.-K.
  • Preservation and Storage of Sound Recording by A. G. Pickett; M. M. Lemcoe. Review by M. S.
  • The Music Index 1957 Annual Cumulation. Review by S. J.
  • Inteligência do Folclore by Renato Almeida. Review by N. F.
  • Essais folkloriques by Martti Haavio. Review by E. D.


  • Revista de Folclor. Anul III, No. 4; Revista de Folclor Anul IV, Nos. 1-2. Review by A. L. L.
  • Néprajzi Értesitö (Ethnographical Bulletin) Vol. XXXIX. Review by J. S. W.
  • Néprajzi Közlemények (Ethnographical Bulletin). Vol. II, Nos. 3-4; Néprajzi Közlemények (Ethnographical Bulletin). Vol. III, No. 3, No. 4. Review by J. S. W.
  • Index Ethnographicus. Vol. III, No. 1. Review by J. S. W.
  • Slovenský Národopis (Slovak Ethnography). Vol. VI, No. 6; Slovenský Národopis (Slovak Ethnography). Vol. VII, Nos. 1 and 2. Review by B. K.
  • Lětopis Institutea za Serbski Ludospyt (Yearbook of the Institute of Lusatian Folklore). Vol. C, No. 2 by Pawol Nowotny. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Izvestiya na Instituta za Muzika. Vol. V by Petko Stainov. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Jahrbuch des österreichischen Volksliedwerkes. Vol. VII by Karl M. Klier; Leopold Nowak; Leopold Schmidt. Review by B. N.
  • Deutsches Jahrbuch für Volkskunde. Vol. IV by Wilhelm Fraenger. Review by B. N.
  • Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Vol. VIII, No. 3 by Sara Jackson. Review by R. H.
  • Folklore. Vol. 69 by C. Hole. Review by E. K. W.
  • The Folklorist. Vol. 5, Nos. 1-4 by H. Baldrey. Review by M. K.
  • Recorded Folk Music. A Review of British and Foreign Folk Music Recordings. Vol. 2 by A. L. Lloyd. Review by M. S.
  • Norsk Musikkgranskning by O. M. Sandvik. Review by K. D.
  • Arv. Tidskrift för Nordisk Folkminnesforskning. Vol. 14 by Dag Strömbäck. Review by E. D.
  • Mens en Melodie. Vol. XIII, No. 2. Review by A. A. B.
  • Lares. Vol. 24, Nos. 3-4; Lares Vol. 25, No. 1. Review by D. R.
  • Ar Soner. (Organe de Bodadeg ar Sonerion) by Polig Monjarret. Review by V. A.
  • Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research, No. 1
North America
  • Ethnomusicology. Vol. II, No. 3; Ethnomusicology Vol. III, Nos. 1 and 2. Review by D. R.
  • Journal of American Folklore. Vol. 71, No. 280; Journal of American Folklore Vol. 71, No. 282; Journal of American Folklore Vol. 72, No. 285. Review by E. K. W.
  • Midwest Folklore Vol. VIII, No. 3; Midwest Folklore Vol. IX, No. 1; Midwest Folklore Vol. IX, No. 2. Review by E. K. W.
  • Southern Folklore Quarterly. Vol. XXII, No. 1; Southern Folklore Quarterly. Vol. XXII, No. 4. Review by E. K. W.
  • Western Folklore. Vol. XVIII, No. 3. Review by N. F.
  • The Folklore and Folk Music Archivist. Vol. I, No. 3 by George List; The Folklore and Folk Music Archivist Vol. II, Nos. 1 and 2 by George List. Review by M. S.
  • Viltis. Vols. XVII-XVIII by V. F. Beliajus. Review by M. K.
South America
  • Boletín del Instituto de Folklore. Vol. II, Nos. 5-8; Boletín del Instituto de Folklore. Vol. III, Nos. 1-4. Review by N. F.
  • Revista Musical Chilena. Ano XII. Review by V. K.
  • Tōyō Ongaku Kenkyū Nos. 14-15 by The Society for Research in Asiatic Music. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • African Music. Vol. 2, No. 1 by H. Tracey. Review by A. M. J.


  • Toward the Comparative Analysis of British-American Folk Tunes by Bertrand H. Bronson. Review by C. M. S.
  • Singing Style by Charles Seeger; Prescriptive and Descriptive Music Writing by Charles Seeger; Music and Class Structure in the United States by Charles Seeger. Review by E. G.-K.
  • Historical Aspects of Ethnomusicology by Bruno Nettl. Review by D. R.
  • Notes on Musical Areas by Bruno Nettl. Review by D. R.
  • Centro Nazionale Studi di Musica Popolare. Review by A. A. B.
  • Die Gefässtrommeln der Aegypter by Hans Hickmann; Die Rolle des Vorderen Orients in der abendländischen Musikgeschichte by Hans Hickmann; La castagnette égyptienne by Hans Hickmann; La chironomie dans l'Egypte pharaonique by Hans Hickmann. Review by E. G.-K.
  • Die Musik der Chibcha und ihrer heutigen Nachkommen. Ein Beitrag zur Musikgeschichte Südamerikas by Fritz Bose; Folksong Viewed as Code and Message: A Cheremis Sonnet by Thomas A. Sebeok. Review by K. P. W.
  • Chinese Folk Songs with Answers at the Interval of a Fifth by László Vikár. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • Folk Traditions in Nepal -- Continuity and Change by A. A. Bake. Review by F. B.
  • Encounters with Japanese Music in Los Angeles by Elizabeth May. Review by M. K.
  • Yovu Songs from Ruanda by Alan P. Merriam. Review by F. B.
  • Washo Peyote Songs by Alan P. Merriam; Warren L. d'Azevedo. Review by F. B.
  • Musikalische Tierporträts by Wolfgang Laade. Review by B. N.
  • Lidové tance na Hostýnském Záhoří by Ludvík Kunz; Zdeňka Jelínková. Review by B. K.
  • Musik und Tanz by Felix Hoerburger. Review by R. P.
  • Hinweise zur ostdeutschen Uberlieferung des Schwerttanzes by Walter Salmen. Review by R. P.
  • Zum Münchener Schäfflertanz by Felix Hoerburger. Review by R. P.
  • Game Animal Dances of the Rio Grande Pueblos by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath. Review by V. A.
  • Zeleni Juraj by Višnja Huzjak. Review by E. V. de B.
  • "Csallóközi népzenegyüjtés" (Folkmusic Collecting in the Csallóköz) by György Szomjas-Schiffert. Review by J. S. W.
  • Das Volkslied in Westfalen, seine Geschichte und Eigenart by Walter Salmen. Review by E. D.
  • Die Ballade von den 'Fünf Söhnen' by Erich Seemann. Review by E. D.
  • Origine e Significati del Folklore Musicale in Israele by Leo Levi. Review by R. P.
  • La Gaita en torno a la Virgen Maria by Rafael Meré. Review by A. B.

Gramophone Records

  • Sound of Africa Series. Review by A. M. J.
  • Scènes de la vie des Dogon (Soudan Français). Review by K. P. W.
  • Music of New Guinea; An Introduction. Review by A. L. L.
  • Anthology of Rumanian Folk Music by The Folklore Institute. Review by A. L. L.
  • Hi Neighbor 1959 by United States Committee For UNICEF. Review by M. K.


  • ‘The Bagpipe in Czechoslovakia’ by Milan Bartoš