International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Vol. 7 (1955)

General Editor:  Maud Karpeles

Table of Contents

  • Editorial
  • ‘The Sao Paulo Conference’ by Maud Karpeles
  • ‘Festival Performance of Dance at São Paulo’ by Douglas Kennedy

Proceedings of the Seventh Conference of the International Folk Music Council Held at São Paulo, Brazil

  • ‘Definition of Folk Music’ by Maud Karpeles
  • ‘Origine de la Musique Folklorique en Amerique’ by Renato Almeida
  • ‘La Musique Folklorique de Sao Paulo: Comme point de départ pour une conception de la musique folklorique’ by Rossini Tavares de Lima
  • ‘La Base Musicologique du Folklore Musical Compare’ by Antoine E. Cherbuliez
  • ‘Rhythmic and Modal Contribution of Gregorian Chant in the Folk Music of Brazil’ by Jose Geraldo de Souza
  • ‘La Danza Puertorriqueña’ by Monserrate Deliz
  • ‘The Folk Music Revival in England’ by Douglas N. Kennedy
  • ‘Le Valeur Pedagogique du Folklore Musical Dans L'education Scolaire’ by Antoine E. Cherbuliez
  • ‘The Folk Music of the Ryūkyūs’ by Kikuko Kanai
  • ‘Investigation and Preservation of Authentic Folk Music in Latin America’ by Francisco Curt Lange
  • ‘The Historical Stratification of Portuguese Folk Music’ by Armando Leça
  • ‘The Ryūkyū Islands as a Meeting Point of Musical Cultures in the Pacific Area’ by Seihin Yamanouchi
  • Resolutions
  • ‘The Frontiers between "Popular" and "Folk"’ by Vicente T. Mendoza and Norman Fraser
  • ‘Folk Music and Popular Music in Brazil’ by Dulce Martins Lamas
  • ‘Aspects of Change in Caribbean Folk Music’ by Andrew Pearse
  • Other Communications
  • ‘Australian Aboriginal Songs’ by T. G. H. Strehlow
  • ‘A Note on the Dundo Museum of the Companhia de Diamantes de Angola’ by Julio de Vilhena
  • ‘Nineteenth-Century Yiddish Love Songs of East Europe’ by Ruth Rubin
  • Notes and News


  • ‘Anne Geddes Gilchrist (December 8th, 1863: July 24th, 1954)’ by Margaret Dean-Smith
  • ‘Olive Dame Campbell (1882-1954)’ by E. K. W.
  • ‘Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953)’ by Sidney Robertson Cowell
  • ‘John Linton Myres (1869-1954)’ by John Mavrogordato
  • Radio

Publications Received

Music, Books and Pamphlets

  • Kashmīrī Mūsiqī (sa, ri, ga, ma). Part I. Review by L. P.
  • Nihon Minyō Taikan: Kantō-hen (A Survey of Japanese Folksong: I, Kantō District) by Yoshikazu Saionji. Review by L. P.
  • The Music of the Ryūkyūs (Okinawa) Vol. I by Seihin Yamanouchi; Ryūkyū no Minyō. (Folk Songs of the Ryūkyū Islands) by Kikuko Kanai. Review by L. P.
  • Die schwedische Hummel, eine instrumentenkundliche Untersuchung by S. Walin. Review by L. P.
  • The Lures of the Bronze Ages by H. C. Broholm; William P. Larsen; Godtfred Skjerne; A. Svart. Review by D. W. S. and F. C. Gertson
  • Musikalische Völkerkunde by Fritz Bose. Review by A. A. B.
  • English Folk Song: Some Conclusions by Cecil J. Sharp; Maud Karpeles. Review by B. H. B.
  • Deutsche Volkslieder mit ihren Melodien, Vol. III, Ballads, Part 3, Second Half. Review by I. F. F.
  • Die Schichtung der mittelalterlichen Musikkultur in der ostdeutschen Grenzlage by Walter Salmen. Review by I. F. F.
  • Die rheinisch-bergischen Melodien bei Zuccalmaglio und Brahms by Walter Wiora. Review by A. A. B.
  • Le villanelle alla Napolitana by Bianca Maria Galanti. Review by R. P.
  • Haramani (Lok sangit sangraha) by Muhammad Mansur ud Din. Review by A. A. B.
  • Jugoslovenski Muzički Folklor, II (Yugoslav Musical Folklore, II) by M. A. Vasiljević; Narodne Melodije iz Sandžaka (Folk Melodies from Sandžak) by M. A. Vasiljević. Review by P. T.
  • Partizanska Pesem (Guerilla Songs) by Radoslav Hrovatin. Review by J. B.
  • From the Folk Songs of Cyprus by Cleobulus Artemides. Review by S. M.
  • Volkslieder der Sorben in der Ober- und Nieder-Lausitz: Pjesnic̆ki hornych a deƚnych L̵užiskich Serbow (Folksongs of the Lusatians of Upper and Lower Lusatia) by Haupt; Schmaler (Smoleŕ). Review by E. V. de B.
  • La Música en el Uruguay, Vol. I by Lauro Ayestarán. Review by N. F.
  • Violas e Repentes by F. Coutinho Filho. Review by A. L. L.

Folk Song Anthologies

  • American Folk Songs for Christmas by Ruth Crawford Seeger. Review by I. H.
  • Folk Songs of Canada by Edith Fulton Fowke; Richard Johnston. Review by M. F. S.
  • Treasured Polish Songs by Josepha K. Contoski. Review by J. B.
  • A Canção Popular Portuguesa by Fernando Lopes Graça. Review by N. F.
  • Englisches Liederbuch by Georg Goetsch. Review by H. R. G.
  • Personal Choice by Ewan MacColl; The Shuttle and Cage by Ewan MacColl. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Three Hebridean Songs by Clement Hosking; Ten Welsh Folk-Songs by D. Vaughan-Thomas; Folk Songs of Jamaica by Tom Murray. Review by E. V. de B.

Folk Dance, Folk Lore, Etc.

  • The Other Mind. A Study of Dance and Life in South India by Beryl de Zoete; The Dance in India by Faubion Bowers. Review by A. A. B.
  • Tribal Crafts of Uganda by Margaret Trowell; K. P. Wachsmann. Review by H. T.
  • The Icila Dance Old Style: A Study in African Music and Dance of the Lala Tribe of Northern Rhodesia by A. M. Jones; L. Kombe. Review by K. P. W.
  • The Iroquois Eagle Dance. An Offshoot of the Calumet Dance by William N. Fenton. Review by F. B.
  • Makedonski Muzic̆ki Folklor (Macedonian Musical Folklore), I, Songs by Ž. Firfov; Makedonski Narodni Ora (Macedonian Folk Dances) by Ž. Firfov; G. Pajtondžiev. Review by P. T.
  • Majorque, Minorque, Ibiza: Folklore danses, coutumes, chansons by Antonio Galmés. Review by F. B.
  • A Encomendação das Almas by Margot Dias; Jorje Dias. Review by N. F.
  • Costumes et chants populaires de Haute Bretagne by Jean Choleau. Review by R. d'H.
  • Introduction to English Folklore by Violet Alford. Review by R. P.
  • Schweizer Trachtenbuch by Louise Witzig. Review by M. P.
  • Atti del Congresso di Studi Etnografici Italiani. Review by B. M. G.
  • Grundriss einer Geschichte des Tanzes im Westfalen by Walter Salmen. Review by H. v. d. A. and K. D.
  • Heit Is Kerb in unserm Dorf. Tänze rechts und links der Saar by Hans von der Au. Review by R. W. and K. D.
  • European Folk Dance. Its National and Musical Characteristics by Joan Lawson. Review by R. W. and K. D.
  • Handbooks of European Dances: by Violet Alford; Dances of Belgium by Roger Pinon; Henri Jamar; Dances of Ireland by Peadar O'Rafferty; Gerald O'Rafferty. Review by H. v. d. A. and K. D.
  • Welsh Folk Dance and Costume by Lois Blake. Review by H. v. d. A. and K. D.
  • Seven Manx Folk Dances by Mona Douglas. Review by H. v. d. A. and K. D.


  • Sobiratel'nitsa russkikh narodnykh pesen Evgenija Lineva (Evgenija Lineva, Collector of Russian Folk Songs) by E. Kann-Novikova. Review by B. L. K.
  • Ludvík Kuba, Cesty za slovanskou písní, 1885-1929 (In Search of Slavonic Folk Songs). Review by J. B.
  • Ludvig M. Lindeman og folkemelodien. En kildestudie by O. M. Sandvik. Review by D. W. S. and F. C. Gertson

Bibliographical and Discographical

  • A Guide to English Folk Song Collections, 1822-1952. With an Index to Their Contents, Historical Annotations and an Introduction by Margaret Dean-Smith. Review by F. L. U.
  • Bibliographie des Musikschriftums 1950-1951 by Wolfgang Schmieder. Review by M. K.
  • Katalog der Europäischen Volksmusik im Schallarchiv des Institutes für Musikforschung, Regensburg; Elenco delle Registrazioni di Musica Popolare; Centro Nazionale Studi Musica Popolare. Estratto da Santa Cecilia, Nos. 1-2; Musica Folklorica Mexicana; A List of American Folksongs; Rules for Descriptive Cataloguing in the Library of Congress. Phonorecords. Review by M. S.
  • Relacão dos Discos Gravados no Estado de Goiás. Junho de 1942. Review by N. F.

Periodicals and Articles

  • The African Music Society Newsletter. Vol. I, No. 6. Review by A. M. J.
  • Les harpes de l'Egypte pharaonique, essai d'une nouvelle classification by Hans Hickman; Les luths aux frettes du nouvel empire by Hans Hickman; Quelques considérations sur la danse et la musique de danse dans l'Egypte pharaonique by Hans Hickman. Review by L. P.
Latin America
  • Archivos Venezolanos de Folklore. Review by R. d'H.
  • Anuario de la Sociedad Folklórica de México. Vol. VIII; Revista Colombiana de Folklore. No. 2; Boletín del Instituto de Folklore. Vol. I, No. 5; Revista de Estudios Musicales. Nos. 5/6. Review by N. F.
  • O Reisado Alagoana by Théo Brandao; Rondas Infantis Brasilieras by Verissimo de Melo; Chimarrão by Luis Carlos Lessa. Review by A. L. L.
  • Cultos Afrobrasileiros do Recife by Rene Ribeiro. Review by A. L. L.
  • Folclore Fluminense Ano II, No. 2. Review by A. L. L.
North America
  • Southern Folklore Quarterly by Alton C. Morris
  • Stylistic Change in Folk Music by Bruno Nettl. Review by M. K.
  • Journal of American Folk Lore, Vol. LXVII by Thomas A. Sebeok
  • The Morphology of the Ballad-Tune. (Variation, Selection and Continuity) by Bertrand H. Bronson. Review by M. K.
  • Midwest Folklore by W. Edson Richmond; Ibo Songs from Nigeria, Native and Hybridised by Bruno Nettl
  • Two Representative Tune Families of British Tradition by Samuel P. Bayard
  • The Names of Ozark Fiddle Tunes by Vance Randolph
  • The Tutelo Fourth Night Spirit Release Singing by Gertrude P. Kurath. Review by M. K.
  • Les Archives de Folklore, 5-6. Civilisation traditionelle des Lavalois by Marie-Ursule. Review by P. S.-S.
  • Sur une mélodie russe by Constantin Brailoiu. Review by W. W. and K. D.
  • Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Vol. VII, No. 2. Review by M. P.
  • Folk-Play Origins of the English Masque by Margaret Dean-Smith. Review by E. J. N.
  • English Tunes Common to Playford's 'Dancing Master,' the Keyboard Books and Traditional Songs and Dances by Margaret Dean-Smith. Review by E. J. N.
  • Hausmusik; Das Volkslied als Grundgeschicht und die Wiedergeburt des 'egrauenden Europa'." (Folk Song as a Basic Stratum and the Rebirth of "Declining Europe." On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of J. G. Herder's Death) by Walter Wiora
  • "Das deutsche Volkslied in der Kunstmusik" (German Folk Song in Art Music) by Hans Joachim Moser. Review by I. F. F.
  • Norsk Musikkgranskning: Årbok, 1951-53 by O. M. Sandvik. Review by K. D.
  • Uber die Musik der Smith Sund Eskimo by Christian Leden. Review by D. W. S. and F. C. Gertson
  • FF Communications. Review by E. V. de B.
  • On Gaelic Folk Music from the Isle of Lewis by Otto Andersson. Review by J. L. C.
  • Lares; Origine, sviluppo e dissoluzione della ballata popolare Slovena 'Lepa Vida' (La bella Vida) by Ivan Grafenauer; Valore poetico dei pianti funebri italiani by Mario Petrucciani; Due versioni Friulane della 'Dies Irae' by Gainfranco D'Aronco. Review by B. M. G.
  • El Ball de Torrent by Joan Amades. Review by L. A.
  • Instrumentos Musicales del Pueblo Vasco by P. José Antonia de Donostia. Review by E. M. T. and John Gavall
  • Sur le prosodie des chansons cleftiques by S. Baud-Bovy. Review by S. M.
  • Slovenski Etnograf (Slovenian Ethnographer). Vol. V by B. Orel; M. Matic̆etov. Review by J. B.
  • Bilten Instituta za Prouc̆avanje Folklora u Sarajevu (Bulletin of the Institute for the Study of Folklore in Sarajevo). No. 2 by Cv. Rihtman; J. Vuković. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Mens en Melodie, Allgemeen Maanblad for Musiek; Neerlands Volksleven; Kroniek van Kunst en Kultuur. Review by A. A. B.
  • Some Belgian and French Periodicals and Articles
  • ‘Some American and British Folk Dance Periodicals’ by M. K.

Gramophone Records

  • Magyar Néprajzi Felvételek (Hungarian Folk-Music Recordings) by The Folk Art Institute. Review by A. L. L.
  • Drums of the Yoruba of Nigeria. Review by A. M. J.