International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Vol. 1 (1949)

The first volume of the Journal was devoted mainly to the proceedings of the 1st IFMC Conference, held in Basel, Switzerland on 13-18 September 1948.

Table of Contents

  • Editorial
  • The International Folk Music Council: Its Formation and Progress

The First Meeting of the General Conference, Basle, September 13th to 18th, 1948

  • ‘Some Impressions of the Conference’ by Marjorie Penn
  • ‘The Vogel Gryff Pageant’ by Robert Fricker
  • ‘Les Archives Suisses de la Chanson Populaire’ by Wilhelm Altwegg
  • ‘Norwegian Folk Music and Its Social Significance’ by O. M. Sandvik
  • ‘Concerning the Conception of Authentic Folk Music’ by Walter Wiora
  • ‘l’Unesco et la Musique Populaire’ by L. H. Corrêa de Azevedo
  • ‘Greek Folk Music: Its Preservation and Traditional Practice’ by Solon Michaelides
  • ‘The Revival of Folk Dancing in Denmark’ by Poul Lorenzen
  • ‘Le Recueil et la Notation de la Musique Folklorique’ by Ahmed Adnan Saygun
  • ‘The Cultural Background of Indonesian Music’ by Jaap Kunst
  • ‘Suggestions for the Methodical Classification and Investigation of Folk Tunes’ by A. O. Väisänen
  • ‘Folk Songs of East Czechoslovakia: Methods of Performance and Notation’ by Karel Vetterl
  • ‘The Lament of the Maidens‘ by Luigi Colacicchi
  • ‘Folk Music in Musical and General Education’ by Sandor Veress
  • ‘La Chanson Cleftique’ by Samuel Baud-Bovy
  • ‘The Religious and Secular Folk Song of the Romansch People’ by Alfons Maissen
  • ‘Indian Folk Dances’ by Arnold Baké
  • ‘Methodes de Preservation et de Renaissance du Folklore Musical’ by Raina Katzarova-Koukoudova
  • ‘Vues Sommaires sur les Recherches Actuelles et le Maintien de la Tradition Musicale Populaire Française’ by Claudie Marcel-Dubois

Notes and News

  • UNESCO.
  • International Commission on Folk Arts and Folk Lore (CIAP)
  • Llangollen International Eisteddfod
  • Don Aurelio Capmany
  • Obituary: M. Rodney Gallop by V. A.

Reports from National Organisations

  • British Isles
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • ‘The African Music Society’ by Hugh Tracey
  • ‘The Phonothèque Nationale Collects Folk Songs in the Marais Vendéen’ by Huguette Godin

Publications Received

1. Music, Books and Pamphlets

  • Veress, Sandor. Billegetömuzsika Fingerlarks
  • Väisänen, A. O. Mordwinische Melodien
  • Canteloube, Joseph. Les Chants des Provinces Françaises
  • Sonitza Sonerion: airs populaires bretons pour biniou et bombarde
  • Michaelides, Solon. The Neohellenic Folk Music
  • Dincsér, Oscar. Die Probleme der Varianten in der Volksmusikforschung
  • Bartók, Béla, and E. Lajti. Pourquoi et comment recueille t-on la musique populaire?
  • Guilcher, J. M. Dix Danses Simples des pays de France
  • Alford, Violet. Handbooks of European National Dances; Finland by Anni Collan and Yngvar Heikel; Greece by Lady Crosfield; Austria by Katharina Breuer; Portugal by Lucille Armstrong
  • Blake, Lois. Welsh Folk Dance
  • Tait, E. S. Reid. Shetland Folk Book. Vol. 1
  • Nataletti, Giorgio. Il Folklore Musicale in Italia Dal 1918 ad Oggi

2. Periodicals and Articles

  • Les Archives de Folklore. Vols. 2 and 3
  • Heimatleben. Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Trachtenvereinigung
  • Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Vol. 5, No. 2
  • Journal of the Welsh Folk Song Society (Cychgrawn Cymdeithas Alawon Gwerin Cymru)
  • Gerson-Kiwi, Esther. “The Transcription of Oriental Music.” Vol. 3