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Albanian Traditional Music: An Introduction, with Sheet Music and Lyrics for 48 Songs
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  • Spiro J Shetuni, Winthrop University
Description

For most musicians and musicologists in the West, traditional Albanian music remains an obscure subject, even though Albania has produced a monumental cultural and corresponding musical heritage. This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg, Tosk, Lab and Urban. The origins, fundamental features, musical styles and genres of the four dialects are discussed. Additional topics covered include an historical and demographic analysis of Albania, the history of Albanian ethnomusicology and the various classifications in Albanian music. Relying heavily on field research and recordings, this text introduces traditional Albanian music to both ethnomusicologists and curious readers.

College
Ida Jane Dacus Library
ISBN
978-0-7864-6449-4
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publisher
McFarland
Keywords
  • Music,
  • Albania
Disciplines
Comments

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
General Classifications

PART I
1. Albania: A Historical, Ethnic, and Demographic Synopsis
2. History of Albanian Ethnomusicology
3. Classification in Albanian Traditional Music
4. Gheg Musical Dialect
5. Polyphonic Traditional Music: Origins and General Features
6. Tosk Musical Dialect
7. Lab Musical Dialect
8. Urban Musical Dialect

PART II
Lyrics
Gheg Musical Dialect: Gheg Songs
Tosk Musical Dialect: Tosk Songs
Lab Musical Dialect: Lab Songs
Urban Musical Dialect: Urban Songs
Musical Notations
Typical Modes
Typical Songs

Notes
Bibliography
Index

Citation Information
Spiro J Shetuni. Albanian Traditional Music: An Introduction, with Sheet Music and Lyrics for 48 Songs. Jefferson(2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/spiro_shetuni/1/