International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Vol. 13 (1961)

General Editor:  Laurence Picken

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Notes


  • ‘Jaap Kunst’ by Arnold A. Bake

Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Conference Held in Vienna

  • Programme<>
  • ‘Die Volkstänze in Österreich. Ein Überblick’ by Richard Wolfram
  • ‘Necessité d'une Coordination des Différentes Techniques Appliquées à la Recherche du Folklore Musical’ by M. Barkechli
  • ‘Principes Essentiels de l'Enquête Ethnomusicologique: Quelques Applications Françaises’ by Claudie Marcel-Dubois
  • ‘Trommeltänze aus der Süd-Türkei’ by Kurt Reinhard
  • ‘Some Researches on an Obsolete Labour Song of the Lowland Scottish Oyster Fishers’ by Francis Collinson
  • ‘Canadian Folk Songs’ by Marius Barbeau
  • ‘Tabulaturen als Quelle der Volksmusik Alter Zeiten’ by Josef Klima
  • ‘A Living Song-Composer in a Scottish-Gaelic Oral Tradition’ by Donia Etherington
  • ‘Zu den Jodlertheorien’ by Walter Graf
  • ‘Die Natur der Musik und die Musik der Naturvölker’ by Walter Wiora
  • ‘Die Geschichte des Sogenannten Harzspruchs vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart’ by Winfried Schrammek
  • ‘Recherches Folkloriques en Extrême-Orient et sur les Bords de la Volga’ by László Vikár
  • ‘Oral Transmission in Maori Music’ by Mervyn Evan McLean
  • ‘La Musique dans le Théâtre Populaire Italien’ by Giorgio Nataletti
  • ‘Religious Chant: A Pan-Asiatic Conception of Music’ by Edith Gerson-Kiwi
  • ‘The Need for an International Select Bibliography of Folk Music’ by Karel Vetterl
  • ‘Kurdische Brautlieder aus dem Vilayet Hakkâri̇, Südost-Türkei’ by Dieter Christensen

Commentaries on Performances of Recordings and Films

  • ‘La Musique des "Zour-Khaneh" et ses Rythmes Caractéristiques’ by M. Barkechli
  • ‘Skolt Lapp Songs of North East Finland’ by Carl G. Widstrand
  • ‘Trawanteldans’ by Hendrik Daems
  • ‘Traditional Music of the Ainu’ by Takashi Ogawa
  • ‘Japanische Volkslieder’ by Ruriko Uchida
  • ‘Songs from Israel Inspired by the Bible’ by Karel Salomon
  • ‘Volksinstrumente und Instrumentale Volksmusik Mazedoniens’ by Vasil Hadži-Manov and Živko Firfov
  • Report on the Preservation of Authentic Folk Music by Means of Recordings with Special Reference to the Activities of Radio Organizations
  • ‘The Collection and Preservation of Folk Songs by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)’ by Takashi Ogawa
  • ‘Le Rôle de la Radio Concernant le Recueil la Valorification et la Circulation du Folklore’ by Ovidiu Varga
  • ‘Importance de la Pratique de l'Enregistrement Sonore en Matière de Musique Populaire’ by Société De Radiodiffusion De La France D'Outre-Mer (Sorafom)
  • ‘The Preservation of Folk Music Traditions in Czechoslovakia’ by Vladimir Klusak
  • Discussion on the Preservation of Folk Music at a Meeting of Radio Representatives
  • Resolutions Adopted at the Closing Meeting of the Conference, July 28th, 1960


  • ‘Abbasuddin Ahmed’ by Arnold Bake
  • ‘Ilmari Krohn’ by Greta Dahlström
  • ‘Elizabeth Burchenal’ by George K. Makechnie
  • ‘Alexander Martin Freeman’ by Donal O'Sullivan
  • ‘Danica S. Janković’ by M. Ilijin and O. Mladenović
  • ‘Kenworthy Schofield’ by Douglas N. Kennedy

Publications Received

Music, Books and Pamphlets

  • Slovenské L'udové Piesne. (Slovak Folk Songs). Vol. I by Béla Bartók; Alica Elschekova; Oskár Elschek; Jozef Kresánek. Review by J. S. W.
  • A zene Kérsemjénben (Music in Kérsemjén) by István Halmos. Review by J. S. W.
  • Bosanske narodne pjesme (Bosnian Folk Songs). Vol. II by Vlado Milošević. Review by B. K.
  • Karakalpakskie narodnie pesni by V. Shafranikov. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • Iskusstvo sela Dorozheva (The Art of the Village of Dorozhevo) by L. Kulakovsky; Narodnye pesni Leningradskoy oblasti (Folk Songs of the Leningrad Region) by F. Rubtsov; Russkie narodnye pesni Krasnoyarskogo kraya. (Russian Folk Songs of the Krasnoyarsk Region) by V. Khar'kov. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Drzhaven ansembǔl za narodni pesni n tantsi (The State Folk Song and Dance Ensemble). Vols. 1, 2, 4, 5; Bǔlgarski narodni pesni (Bulgarian Folk Songs) by G. Bogardzhiev; N. Kaufman. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Songs of the Irish by Donal O'Sullivan. Review by F. C.
  • The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs by R. Vaughan Williams; A. L. Lloyd. Review by B. H. B.
  • The Folk Songs of North America by Alan Lomax. Review by D. N. K.
  • Canada's Story in Song by Edith Fowke; Alan Mills. Review by P. S.-S.
  • Chansons Populaires de l'Ancien Hainault. 2ème edition corrigée, Vol. 2 by Albert Libiez; Chansons Populaires de l'Ancien Hainault. Vol. IA by Roger Pinon. Review by A. A. B.
  • Volkslieder aus deutschen Landschaften. Heft 1: Fröhlich wollen wir heben an. Volkslieder aus Obersachsen by Kurt Petermann; Institut für Volkskunstforschung beim Zentralhaus für Volkskunst; Volkslieder aus deutschen Landschaften. Heft 2: Es grüne die Tanne-es wachse das Erz. Volkslieder aus dem Harz by Louis Wille; Institut für Volkskunstforschung beim Zentralhaus für Volkskunst; Volkslieder aus deutschen Landschaften. Heft 3: Es steht ein Baum im Odenwald. Volkslieder aus Hessen by Kurt Petermann; Institut für Volkskunstforschung beim Zentralhaus für Volkskunst; Volkslieder aus deutschen Landschaften. Heft 4: Seid lustig-seid fröhlich. Volkslieder aus Thüringen by Günther Kraft; Institut für Volkskunstforschung beim Zentralhaus für Volkskunst; Volkslieder aus deutschen Landschaften. Heft 5: Von dem Berge fliesst ein Wasser. Volkslieder aus Sachsen-Anhalt by Paul Donath; Institut für Volkskunstforschung beim Zentralhaus für Volkskunst. Review by E. S. (1)
  • The Everlasting Circle, English Traditional verse from the MSS of S. Baring-Gould, H. E. D. Hammond and George B. Gardiner by James Reeves. Review by M. D.-S.
  • Norsk Folkemusikk (Norwegian Folk Music) by Olav Gurvin. Review by D. W. S.
Books on Folk Music
  • Bagpipes by Anthony Baines. Review by C. M.-D.
  • Spel opp I Spelemänner by Otto Andersson. Review by M. A. (2)
  • Folk Music of Hungary by Zoltán Kodály. Review by I. H.
  • La Musique des Aymara sur les hauts plateaux boliviens by Marguerite d'Harcourt; Raoul d'Harcourt. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • The Music of Peru. Aboriginal and Viceregal Epochs by Robert Stevenson. Review by F. B.
  • Die Musik der Kate und Sialum by Dieter Christensen. Review by M. H.
  • Der Brautzug des Banović Michael. Ein episches Fragment by Walter Wünsch. Review by C. R.
  • Aus dem Leben eines Bergsängers (Georgius Kempfe) by Friedrich Sieber; Zwei Bergmännische Kampflieder aus dem Ersten Viertel des 18. Jahrhunderts by Friedrich Sieber. Review by E. D.
  • Das Volkslied heute. Band VII der im Auftrage des Deutschen Musikrats by Walter Wiora. Review by J. M.-B.
  • Formation de nos Chansons Folkloriques. 3e volume by Patrice Coirault. Review by R. P.
  • Bulgarian Folk Dances by Raina Katzarova-Kukudova; Kiril Djenev; Ten Israeli Folk Dances by Gurit Kadman; Tvitsa Hodes; Old Danish Folk Dances by The Association for the Promotion of Folk Dances. Review by D. N. K.
  • Le Recueil de Danses, manuscrit d'un Ménétrier Ardennais by Rose Thisse-Derouette. Review by M. D.-S.
  • Dance Perspectives 3: Dances of Anatolian Turkey by Metin And. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • A Study of the Mask Play of Ha-Hoe by Sang-Su Choe. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • Rad Kongresa Folklorista Jugoslavije u Varaždinu 1957. (Proceedings of the Congress of Jugoslav Folklorists, at Varaždin in 1957) by Vinko Žganec. Review by B. K.
  • Bericht über den Siebenten Internationalen Musikwissenschaftlichen Kongress Köln 1958 by G. Abraham; S. Clercx-Lejeune; H. Federhofer; W. Pfannkuch. Review by K. P. W.
  • Third International Conference on the Role and Place of Music in the Education of Youth and Adults. Copenhagen, 1958. Report. Review by M. K.
  • Studia Memoriae Belae Bartók Sacra. Review by M. K.
  • Über Ursprung und Anfänge der Musik by Winfried Schrammek. Review by K. P. W.
  • Anglo-American Folksong Scholarship Since 1898 by D. K. Wilgus. Review by F. L. U.
  • Chung-kuo Ku-tai Yüeh-lü tui-yü Hsi-la chih Ying-hsiang (The Influence of Ancient Chinese Musical Theory on Greece) by Ch'ien-Chih Chu. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • Festival of Oriental Music and the Related Arts. Review by A. A. B.
  • Música folclórica e música popular by Renato Almeida. Review by N. F.
  • Supplement to the Third Edition of Ethnomusicology by Jaap Kunst. Review by M. K.
  • Centro Nazionale Studi di Musica Popolare in Roma. Review by M. S.



  • African Music by Hugh Tracey. Review by A. P. M.

North America

  • Ethnomusicology. Review by K. P. W.
  • Southern Folklore Quarterly, Vol. XXIII, No. 3 by Alton C. Morris; Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 72, No. 286 by Richard M. Dorson; Western Folklore, Vol. XIX, Nos. 1 and 2 by Wayland D. Hand; Midwest Folklore, Vol. IX, No. 3 by W. Edson Richmond. Review by E. K. W.
  • The Country Dancer by May Gadd. Review by M. K.

South America

  • Boletin del Instituto de Folklore, Vol. III, Nos. 6 and 7. Review by N. F.
  • Jornal do Folclore, Ano 1, Nr. 2. Review by L. A.


  • Sangit. Review by A. A. B.


  • Demos-Volkskundliche Informationen, Jahrgang I, Heft 1. Review by M. K.
  • Pro Musica. Review by W. S.
  • Volkstanz im Volkstanzarchiv by Kurt Peters. Review by K. P.
  • Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol. VIII, No. 4 by Sara Jackson. Review by B. H. B.
  • Recorded Folk Music. Vol. 2 by A. L. Lloyd. Review by M. K.
  • The Folklorist, Vol. 5, Nos. 5 and 6 by Henry R. Baldrey; Margaret Orme. Review by E. J. N.
  • Ar Soner (Organe de Bodadeg ar Sonerion), No. 117; Txistulari (Boletín de la Asociación de Txistularis del Pais Vasco-Navarro), Num. 22. Review by A. B.
  • Neerlands Volksleven, Vol. 10, Nos. 2 and 3 by R. Buskop-Plette. Review by A. A. B.
  • Néprajzi Értesitö. Nemzeti Muzeum Néprajzi Muzeum Évkönyve (Ethnographical Bulletin. Year-Book of the National Museum, Museum of Ethnography). Vols. XL and XLI. Review by: J. S. W.
  • Néprajzi Közlemények (Ethnographical Bulletin), Vol. IV, Nos. 1-2
  • Index Ethnographicus, Vol. III, No. 2. Review by J. S. W.
  • Jahrbuch des Österreichischen Volksliedwerkes, Vol. VIII by Österreichisches Volksliedwerk. Review by F. B.
  • Revista de Folclor, Anul IV, Nos. 3-4. Review by A. L. L.
  • Heimatleben-Zeitschrift für Trachtenkunde und Volksbräuche by Louise Witzig. Review by M. K.
  • Hembygden, Vol. 38, Nos. 4, 5-6; Hembygden, Vol. 39, Nos. 1, 2, 3. Review by K. D.
  • Slovenski Etnograf (Slovenian Ethnographer), Letnik XII by Boris Orel; Milko Matičelov. Review by B. K.
  • Slovenský Národopis (Slovak Ethnography), Vol. VII, No. 3; Slovenský Národopis (Slovak Ethnography), Vol. VIII, No. 2. Review by B. K.


  • The Sources of Moore's Melodies by Veronica ni Chinneide (Veronica Kennedy). Review by M. D.-S.
  • Spécificité de nos chansons de folklore by Patrice Coirault. Review by M. A. (1)
  • Peter Gro̵nland, 1761-1825, en holstensk musikdyrker i Ko̵benhavn by Erik Dai. Review by N. S.
  • Masque by Margaret Dean-Smith; Percy M. Young. Review by C. M. S.
  • Vorbemerkungen zu einem 'Handbuch der europäischen Volksmusikinstrumente' by Ernst Emsheimer; Erich Stockmann. Review by A. B.
  • Synthesis and Symbiosis of Styles in Jewish-Oriental Music by Edith Gerson-Kiwi. Review by F. B.
  • Corridos in Southern California by Terence L. Hansen. Review by N. F.
  • Die Mehrstimmigkeit in der exotischen Musik und ihre frühesten Belege im alten Ägypten by Hans Hickmann. Review by E. S. (2)
  • Folk Music Finds Its Place by Hsiang Yu. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • Indonesia and Africa: The Xylophone as a Culture-Indicator by A. M. Jones. Review by L. E. R. P.
  • The Origin of the Kemanak by Jaap Kunst. Review by A. B.
  • Panorama of Dance Ethnology by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath; Notation for Dance Ethnology by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath. Review by F. H.
  • Ensayo sobre la Influencia Española en la Música Cubana by Maria Teresa Linares de Leon. Review by N. F.
  • The Indiana University Archives of Folk and Primitive Music by George List. Review by M. S.
  • Sir Baldwin Spencer's Recordings of Australian Aboriginal Singing by Alice M. Moyle. Review by F. B.
  • Notice Historique sur la Commission Nationale Belge de la Vieille Chanson Populaire (1932-56) by Roger Pinon. Review by A. M.
  • Chevaux-Jupon de Wallonie by René Meurant. Review by A. M.
  • Le Problème de l'Originalité du Folklore Wallon by Roger Pinon. Review by A. M.
  • Varietatea Regionala a Folclorului Romînesc by Mihai Pop. Review by A. L. L.
  • Beitrag zu einer neuen Systematik der Musikinstrumente by Kurt Reinhard. Review by E. S. (2)
  • Ein türkischer Tanzlied-Typ und seine außertürkischen Parallelen by Kurt Reinhard; Ursula Reinhard. Review by E. S. (2)
  • J. F. Reichardt und die europäische Volkmusik by Walter Salmen. Review by E. D.
  • Bibliographie des travaux de Constantin Brailoïu by André Schaeffner. Review by C. M.-D.
  • Vragen Rond een oud Kerstlied by Will D. Scheepers. Review by A. A. B.
  • Polifonia jonë popullore (Polyphonie populaire albanaise) by Ramadan Sokoli; Triglasnite narodni pesni ot Kostursko by Nikolai Kaufman; Armonie şi polifonie în cîntecul popular romînesc by Tiberiu Alexandru. Review by A. L. L.
  • Achegas ao Estudo do Romanceiro no Brasil by Rossini Tavares de Lima. Review by N. F.
  • El Carnaval y la Marcación del Ganado en Jesús by Felix Villareal Vara. Review by N. F.
  • Recent Trends in Ethnomusicology by K. P. Wachsmann. Review by D. R.

Gramophone Records

  • Danses et Chants Bamoum by Louis C. D. Joos. Review by K. P. W.
  • Enchanted Evening in Micronesia. Review by A. A. B.
  • Folklore du Bocage Vendéen. Review by M. K.
  • Jewish Life, "The Old Country" by Ruth Rubin. Review by K. S.
  • Lieder der Welt. Band I Lieder Zentral- und Westafrikas by Boris Konietsko. Review by K. P. W.
  • Norsk Folke Musikk. Review by P. S.-S.
  • Svensk Folkmusik. (Sveriges Radio). Review by P. S.-S.