Ancient Lithuanian Kanklės

Ancient kankles

Ancient Lithuanian Kanklės

Romualdas APANAVIČIUS

The Institute of Ethnomusic, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Pronuncation: 
Kanklės


The issue presents the materials of latest investigations concerning ancient Lithuanian kanklės - the musical instruments, one of most characteristic feature of Lithuanian folk art and ethnic music and the evidence of old ethnocultural relations among the Balts, the Baltic Finns and Eastern Slavs.

 

Record of authentic kanklės music
"Oi ūžkit, gauskit" fragment (14 sec)
Played by P. Puskunigis in 1937



Contents History
Typology
Construction, distribution
Acoustics
Sound scales
Repertoire
Technique of playing
Players and masters
Abbreviations
References
Appendix
Books shelf
 

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