Folk music played and sung by various performers in original languages on original instruments.
Booklet, in French and English, containing preface to the original edition by Ernest Anserment, introduction by Laurent Aubert, Article "Brailoiu, a structuralist and comparativist collector" by Jean-Jacques Natiez, references (36 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.) laid in container.
Disc 1, Africa: Hausas: Tale (fragment), a small bird's fight with a bustard ; Drums accompanying a wrestling display -- Tuaregs: Lyrical song ; Two lyrical songs ; Program music, attack of a herd ; Lyrical song -- Fulahs: Lyrical song (2) ; Calls to the herd ; Flute solo (zazakouat) ; Flute duet played within a mortar ; Solo of musical bow -- Ethiopians: Weekly prayer (fragments), recital, song ; Shepherd music, reed flute ; Lyrical song ; Declamation of war theme -- Africans: Song to end mourning ; Yéli, magical elephant hunting song ; Baule: Song for Pondo Kaku, forest spirit ; Songs for entertainment (2) Kabyles: Pilgrim song ; Lullaby ; Pilgrim song ; Work song, milk-churning ; Satirical song, "May the old woman die" ; Pilgrim song ; Dance tune
Disc 2, Asia & Eskimos: Turks: Program music, "The story of the black ewe" ; Lyrical song -- Georgians: Historical song ; Farm work song -- Hindus: Lyrical song, "India's misery" ; Epic song -- Japanese: Afternoon ritual song of rice planting, "Tave-uta" ; Fisherman's song ; Shepherd song, "Ushikata-bushi" ; Dance, "Ina-bushi -- Takasago Formosians: Ritual song for millet sowing, "Passipot-pot" ; Wedding song, "Welcome to the bride" ; Victory song, "Darai" ; Ritual song of hunting ceremony, "Marasi tommal" ; Lyrical song, "Psila railas" (Song of solitude) -- Chinese: Alternate tea picking song ; Concert of itinerant musicians (theater piece) -- Caribou Eskimos: Magic dance ; Magic incantation for seal hunt
Disc 3, Europe 1: Rumanians: So-called "love song" ; Dance song (sirba) ; So-called "long song" ; Two love songs -- Rumanian-speaking Ukrainians: Song ; Wedding song ; Drinking song ; Song ; Funeral chant for a girl -- Macedonian Rumainians: Funeral chant ; Wedding song, "For the mother-in-law" ; Wedding song, "The bride appears" ; Wedding song, "Arrives at the door" -- Greeks: Lullaby ; So-called ballad of the "Arta Bridge" -- Judaeo-Spanish: Love song, "The rose blooms" ; Love song, "At one I was born" ; Passover song, "The little kid" ; Love song, "High, high rises the moon" ; Ballad, "The mixed up new-borns" ; Wedding song of the ritual bathing of the bride, "See the beauty who has come out of the water" -- Bulgarians: Ballad (fragment), "The wicked mother-in-law" ; Program music, "The lost herd" ; Dance, "Ratchenitza"
Disc 4, Europe 2: Serbians: Shepherd piece ; Dance (postoupano) ; Lyrical song, "Young Sevdalina" ; Navvy song -- Bosnians: Hero's epic song ; Two dances (kolos) -- Italians: Fragments of a popular mystery, "Lamentations of the virgins", "End of crucifix", and "Misrere" ; Lyrical song, "Teasing couplets" ; Carter song ; Song ; Polyphonic lyrical song ; Dance, "Ballu sardu" -- Corsicans: Funeral chant (vocero) ; Lyrical polyphonic song (paghiella) ; Wheat threshing song (tribbiera) ; Wedding song, "Welcome to the married couple" -- Basques: Popular hymn ; New Year's song ; Scenes of improvisation contest ; Mountain dweller cries ; Sword dance -- Portuguese: Lenten song, "Recommendation of souls" ; Dance song ; Dance song ; Olive picking song ; Dance song
Disc 5, Europe 3: French: Plough song, "Briolée aux boeufs" ; Two bourrées ; Song, "Gwerz of the just soul" ; Ritual song of Holy Week, "Réveillez of the passion" ; Funeral recital, "The graces" ; Wedding song, "The cream-soup" ; Dance song, "Round" ; Dance, Passe-pied from Rostrenen -- Walloons : Ballad, "King Renaud" ; Dance of the "Gilles de Binche" ; Crâmignon (sung dance), "Prindez vos' baton, Simon" ; Steps of Gerpinnes -- Flemish: Ballad (Halwijn) ; Ballad, "Song of the three pilgrims" ; Song, "I came through a garden" ; Procession song (Ommergang), "Hymn of St. Amelberge" ; Chimes of Santa Claus (Giant's song) -- Irish: Ballad, "The hay rope" ; Reel dance, Lilting ; Reel dances (2) ; Single jig ; Reel dance -- Gaels: Love song, "The brown-haired dairywoman" ; Lamentation over the death of a clan chief, "Sad thoughts invade my soul" ; Praising a clan chief, "Oh John of Ghlinn' Cnaich" ; Work song (tweed weaving), "Saturday I was sad" -- English: Ballad, "Barbara Allen" ; Ballad, "Lord Randall" ; Ballad, "The tragic hunt" ; Sword dance, "Maid of the mill" ; Bagpipe solo, "Cliffs of Old Tynemouth" ; Dance, "The gower reel"
Disc 6, Europe 4: German Swiss: Alp blessing ; Going up to the Alp ; Dance -- Germans: Shepherd round dance ; March ; Dance (Zweifacher) ; Dance (Länder) ; Schwankballade (merry narrative song) ; Lullaby ; religious song, "Crown of golden roses" -- Austrians: Song of the three wise men ; New Year's song ; Ballad, "Es stand ein Schloss in Österreich" ; March -- Norwegians: Ballad (vise), "The bewitched colt" ; Monostrophic songs (stev) (2) ; Calls to the herd ; Dance (gangar) ; Dance (halling) ; Dance (halling) ; Shepherd flute solo -- Estonians: Shepherdess's song, "The stolen provisions" ; Song, "How pleasant it is to sing by the dew in the evening" ; Song, "The deceived bride" ; Swing song ; Jew's harp ; Musical bow ; Bagpipe -- Russians: Love song, "The sorb tree" ; Brigand song ; Funeral chant ; Ballad, "The Vrabiova Mountains" ; Wedding choir, "Great banquet song" ; Work song (flax gathering)
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