Ancient Lithuanian Kanklės / Repertoire

Repertoire of Western Aukštaičiai, Žemaičiai and Suvalkiečiai



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The repertoire of Western Aukštaičiai, Žemaičiai and Suvalkiečiai consists of homophonic folk song, dances and improvisations.

Notes:

1. The dance "Švies mėlynė" of Western Aukštaičiai. (best view).
Played by K. Masaitis in 1935 (APV 1994:95).
Record fragment (25s) (KC 1996).
2. The song-game "Vėjas pučia" of Žemaičiai (best view).
Sung by K. Abromavičienė, S. Abromavičiūtė, played by S. Abromavičius in 1937 (APV 1994:97).
Record fragment (25s) (KC 1996).
3 The dance "Skepetinė" of Žemaičiai (best view).
Played by S. Abromavičius in 1937 (APV 1994:103).
Record fragment (36s) (KC 1996).

Suvalkiečiai, just as Western Aukštaičiai and Žemaičiai, playing and singing at the same time, keep the main features of folk songs - free waving of melody, extensions; melody is sometimes made more interesting by simple, but clear improvisation. Some ways of playing dance melodies remains of playing harmonica or violin.

Notes:

1. The song "Sunkios sunkios svočios" of Suvalkiečiai. (best view).
Played by P. Puskunigis in 1937 (APV 1994:117).
Record fragment (18s) (KC 1996).
2. The dance "Senovės valsas" of Suvalkiečiai (best view).
Played by S. Popiera in 1937 (APV 1994:119).
Record fragment (18s) (KC 1996).
3 The dance "Polka" of Suvalkiečiai (best view).
Played by S. Popiera in 1937 (APV 1994:118 - 119).
Record fragment (16s) (KC 1996).


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