International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Vol. 9 (1957)

General Editor:  Maud Karpeles

Table of Contents

  • Editorial
  • ‘Auf Wiedersehen!’ by Donal O'Sullivan

Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the International Folk Music Council Held at Trossingen and Stuttgart, Germany

  • ‘Possession Dances in African Societies’ by J. H. Nketia
  • ‘Genuine Folk Polyphony in the Austrian Alps’ by Viktor Korda
  • ‘Folk Music and Musical Trends in Egypt To-Day’ by Abdel Rahman Sami
  • ‘Slovakian Folk Song and Folk Dance in the Present Day’ by František Poloczek and K. D.
  • ‘Tradition, Evolution, Adaptation’ by Albert Marinus
  • ‘Folk Music Research and the Cultivation of Folk Music’ by Fritz Bose and K. D.
  • ‘About the Commonest British Ballads’ by Bertrand H. Bronson
  • ‘Differences in Style between Unbroken and Revived Folk-Music Traditions’ by Ernst Klusen
  • ‘l'Adaptation du Folklore Brésilien au Style de J.-S. Bach Selon la Thèse de Villa-Lobos’ by Antoine E. Cherbuliez
  • ‘The Manx Dirk Dance as Ritual’ by Mona Douglas
  • ‘Radio as the Destroyer, Collector and Restorer of Folk Music’ by Wilhelm Kutter and K. D.
  • ‘Bavarian Folk Songs and Folk Dances’ by Wilfried Feldhütter, Hans Seidl and K. D.
  • ‘Scottish Folk Music Recordings in the Collections of the School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh University’ by Francis Collinson
  • ‘The Significance of Folk Music in Present-Day Hungarian Musicology and Musical Art’ by Pál Járdányi and K. D.
  • ‘Basque Ceremonial Dances’ by Salvador de Barandiaran
  • ‘The Changing Shape and the Disappearance of Styrian Folk Song’ by Walter Wünsch and K. D.
  • ‘Folk Songs of East Pakistan’ by Abbasuddin Ahmed
  • ‘Types of Turkmenian Songs in Turkey’ by Kurt Reinhard and K. D.
  • Other Communications
  • ‘On the Method of Comparative Melodic Research’ by Walter Wiora
  • ‘Un Zikr Dans le Mastaba de Debhen, Guîzah (IVème Dynastie)’ by Hans Hickmann
  • ‘Toward a Universal Music Sound-Writing for Musicology’ by Charles Seeger
  • ‘Recent Developments in the Folk Song of Hunedoara’ by A. L. Lloyd
  • ‘Music at the Fifth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Philadelphia, U. S. A.’ by George Herzog
  • ‘Ethnomusicology at Hamburg, 1956’ by Fritz Bose
  • Announcements


  • ‘Fausto Torrefranca’ by Carmelina Naselli
  • ‘Yngvar Heikel’ by Sigurd Kjällman
  • ‘Božidar Širola’ by Josef Brožek
  • ‘José Antonio Donóstia’ by Joan Amades

Publications Received

Music, Books and Pamphlets

  • Studia Memoriae Belae Bartók Sacra. Review by K. P. W.
  • Zoltán Kodály: Die Ungarische Volksmusik. Review by M. S.
  • Bartok Béla a népdalkutató (Béla Bartók the Folk-Song Investigator) by Julia Szego. Review by J. S. W.
  • 200 Cintece si Doine; Vechi Cintece de Viteji; 100 Melodii de Jocuri din Ardeal; 125 Melodii de Jocuri din Moldova. Review by A. L. L.
  • Lidové Písně a Tance z Valašskokloboucka. I. Písně Pastevecké a Žatevní, Písně k Výročním Obřadům, Písně Svatební. (Folk Songs and Dances from the Region of Valašske Klobouky. I. Pastoral and Harvest Songs, Calendric Ritual Songs, Wedding Songs) by Karel Vetterl. Review by B. L. K.
  • Lidové Písně z Hustopečska (Les Chansons Populaires de la Région de Hustopeče) by Hynek Bím. Review by B. L. K.
  • Formatíon de nos chansons folkloriques. Vol. II by Patrice Coirault. Review by C. M-D.
  • Das Bergmannslied: Wesen, Leben, Funktion by Gerhard Heilfurth. Review by A. L. L.
  • Irish Songs of Resistance by Patrick Galvin. Review by A. M. F.
  • Registros sonoros de folclore musical brasileiro. Vol. V. Chegança de marujos by Oneyda Alvarenga. Review by N. F.
  • University of New Mexico publications in the Fine Arts. No. 1. Hispanic Folk Songs of New Mexico by John Donald Robb. Review by N. F.
  • Funeral Dirges of the Akan People by J. H. Nketia. Review by A. M. J.
  • Folksong-Plainsong. A Study in Origins and Musical Relationship by G. B. Chambers. Review by V. Ž.
Musical Instruments
  • Instrumentele Muzicale ale Poporuluí Romîn by Tiberiu Alexandru. Review by A. L. L.
  • Metoda de Cobza by Constantin Zamfir; Ion Zlotea; Metoda de Ţambal by Constantin Gh. Prichici. Review by A. L. L.
  • Txistu. Tratado de Flauta Vasca by Pe. H. Olazaran de Estella (Navarre). Review by L. A.

Folk Dance

  • Bulgarski Tantsov Folklor by Raina Katsarova-Kukudova. Review by A. L. L.
  • Jocuri Populare Romîneşti by Vera Proca Ciortea. Review by A. L. L.
  • Slovenské L'udové Tance (Slovak Folk Dances), Vol. I by Jana Kovalčíková; František Poloczek. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Coreografia Popular Trasmontana, No. 3, "O Galandum" by Pe. A. Mourinho; Malha do Cereal na Cardenha e Coro dos Malhadores by S. Júnior. Review by L. A.
  • Finlandssvenska Folkmelodier arrangerade för tre violiner av John Rosas. Häfte I. Review by K. D.
  • The Contra Dance Book by Rickey Holden. Review by D. N. K.
  • Folkdances of India. Review by A. A. B.
Folklore, Etc.
  • Littérature orale en Gaspésie by Carmen Roy. Review by R. P.
  • The Singing of the Travels by Violet Alford. Review by M. D.-S.
  • Le folklore et nous by William Lemit. Review by R. P.
  • Brage 50 År. Review by K. D.


  • Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vol. VII, No. 4. Review by E. K. W.
  • Folk-Lore by E. O. James
  • Dramatic Jigs in Scotland. Vol. LXVII by J. F. Flett; T. M. Flett
  • Ancient and Modern Ritual Dances in the near East. Vol. LXVI by M. A. Murray. Review by E. K. W.
  • Jahrbuch des Österreichischen Volksliedwerkes. Vol. IV by Leopold Nowak; Leopold Schmidt; Raimund Zoder. Review by E. S.
  • Landesinstitut für Volksbildung und Heimatpflege in Oberösterreich, Linz an der Donau. Jg. 6, No. 7/8. Review by K. D.
  • Jahrbuch für Volkskunde der Heimatvertriebenen. Band I by Alfons Perlick; Hausmusik. Heft 6 by Richard Baum; Ich bin das ganze Jahr vergnügt: Lieder für uns alle by Konrad Scheierling. Review by S. G.
  • Pro Musica, Vols. I and II. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Heimatleben. Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Trachtenvereinigung by Louise Witzig<
  • Ar Falz. Review by R. P.
  • Ar Soner. Organe bi-mensuel de Bodadeg ar Sonerion by Polig Monjarret. Review by R. P.
  • Časopis Moravského Musea (Acta Musei Moraviae), Vol. XXXIX; Československá Ethnografie (Czechoslovak Ethnography), Vol. III; Slovensky Národopis (Slovak Ethnography), Vol. III; Český Lid (Czech Folk), Vol. XXXII; Musikologie, Vol. IV. Review by J. B.
  • Valašsko, Vols. II-IV. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Slovenski Etnograf (Slovenian Ethnographer), Vol. VI-VII; Slovenski Etnograf (Slovenian Ethnographer),VIII. Review by J. B.
  • Zvuk (Sound), Vols. IV-V. Review by E. V. de B.
  • Journal of the African Music Society, Vol. I, No. 2. Review by A. M. J.
North America
  • Ethno-Musicology Newsletter. Nos. 6 and 7 by Alan P. Merriam. Review by M. K.
  • Journal of American Folklore by Thomas A. Sebeok. Review by M. K.
  • Czech and Slovak Songs Collected in Detroit by Bruno Nettl; Ivo Moravcik
South America
  • Archivos Venezolanos de Folklore. Tomo II, Num. 3; I. B. E. C. C. Boletim mensal bibliográfico e noticioso da Commissao nacional de Folclore; "C. B. M." Revista Conservatorio Brasileiro de Musica. Year I, No. 1; Servicio Oficial de Difusión Radio Electrica (S. O. D. R. E.), No. 2. Review by V. K.
Folk Dance
  • Folkdansaren, No. 4. Review by K. D.
  • The Folk Dancer by Hugh A. Thurston. Review by M. K.

Articles from Periodicals

  • Zwischen Einstimmigkeit und Mehrstimmigkeit by Walter Wiora. Review by S. B.-B.
  • Music in American Culture by Alan P. Merriam; Statistical Classification in Anthropology: An Application to Ethnomusicology by Linton C. Freeman; Alan P. Merriam; The Ethnography of Flathead Indian Music by Barbara W. Merriam; Alan P. Merriam; Songs of a Rada Community in Trinidad by Sara Whinery; B. G. Fred; Alan P. Merriam. Review by F. B.
  • Folk Musicians in Uganda by K. P. Wachsmann; Muziekopnamen in Indonesië by Bernard Ijzerdraat; L'aire musicale Malayo-Polynésienne. De la Malaisie à la Polynésie. III. Folklore sonore de Madagascar by Roger Dévigne. Review by J. K.
  • The Music of African Circumcision Rituals by Rose Brandel. Review by A. M. J.
  • Zur Quellensituation der Musikethnologie in Deutschland by Kurt Reinard; Acht Lieder sinisierter Lolo by Kurt Reinard; Zustand und Wandel des bäuerlichen Musiklebens in der türkischen Provinz Adana by Kurt Reinard. Review by F. B.
  • The Musical Style of English Ballads Collected in Indiana by Bruno Nettl. Review by M. K.
  • Om Vallåtar: En studie i de svenska fäbodarnas musikaliska organisation by C. A. Moberg. Review by K. D.
  • Arlequin. no 82 by Maurice L. A. Louis. Review by R. P.

Gramophone Records

  • Collection Universelle de Musique Populaire Enregistrée by Constantin Brailoiu. Review by P. C.
  • Ensemble de la Republique Bulgare. Review by A. L. L.