Albanian Traditional Music: An Introduction, with Sheet by Spiro J. Shetuni

By Spiro J. Shetuni

For many musicians and musicologists within the West, conventional Albanian song continues to be an vague topic, although Albania has produced a enormous cultural and corresponding musical background. This booklet examines the specific musical tradition of southeastern Europe, either monophonic and polyphonic, by way of delineating its 4 major musical dialects: Gheg, Tosk, Lab and concrete. The origins, primary gains, musical kinds and genres of the 4 dialects are mentioned. extra subject matters coated contain an old and demographic research of Albania, the historical past of Albanian ethnomusicology and a few of the classifications in Albanian tune. depending seriously on box study and recordings, this article introduces conventional Albanian tune to either ethnomusicologists and curious readers.

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However, the musics did live side by side for hundreds of years. Naturally, it is expected that they would have had a give-and-take relationship, mutually exerting influence on one another. In regard to Albanian polyphonic traditional music, it is thought that there has been relatively little interaction with Byzantine music because, although the country is in the Balkans, the presence of Byzantine music in Albania was relatively small. Albanian polyphonic traditional music exists in two dialects, Tosk and Lab.

It is difficult to have a definitive opinion on the issue, since there is a complete absence of any historical documents, let alone any transcribed music. Scholars thus form their opinions by analyzing the polyphonic traditional music that lives today, as it is presumed to be a product of oral transmission from many generations. Several features point to ancient origins in Albanian polyphonic traditional music, including: Pentatonic modal/tonal structure. It is widely thought that pentatonic modal/tonal structure represents an early beginning to a people’s musical culture.

Songs are made generally of four musical phrases that tend to be really short, only a few words each. As might be expected, in songs of “call to action” the melody is almost entirely recitative and always a cappella. Meter/rhythm is either half or entirely free. The following is a translation from a particular song of “call to action,” entitled “The Eagle Pledged Its Word”: The eagle6 pledged its word, Our land we won’t sell, High stand our ideals, Our land, may you live as long as the mountains!

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