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Sun May 24th 2015 4.00pm–6.00pm

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Time zone: central

5:57pm

Nightlosers “Shame Shame Shame”
from Plum Brandy Blues (Vest Conex 1997) —This Transylvanian band is made up of Roma, Hungarian, and Romanian players.

5:55pm

Szászcsávás band “Saxon Waltz And Polka”
from Folk Music From Transylvania (Quintana records/Harmonia Mundi 1992) —And this was what the Roma played for the Germans in the village. I don't know if I can play the whole thing...

5:51pm

Szászcsávás band “Cigány csárdás és szökő (Gypsy Csárdás And Bounding Dance)”
from Folk Music From Transylvania (Quintana records/Harmonia Mundi 1992) —This village has Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons, and Roma. This is the music the Roma play for themselves. Basically, the musicians all line up and the lead man passes his instrument on to some one else, dances for a while, goes to the foot of the line,

5:44pm

Magos Zenekar “Forduló És Cigánycsárdás (Magyarpéterlaka)”
from Táncház-Népzene 2009 (Hagyományok Háza 2009) —same area, just father south, among the Hungarians of the Székély district

5:40pm

Téka “Vajdaszentiványi Sebesforduló”
from Erdélyország Sok Szép Vize (Duo Sound 1993) —This is the main couple dance of this Hungarian village at the northern edge of the Székély area of Eastern Transylvania

5:36pm

Muzsikás “Hat A Jid A Wejbele”
from Maramoros - The Lost Jewish Music of Transylvania (Rykodisc 1993) —and there were Jews in Transylvania, too, mostly in the large towns.. This version of the song comes from Szasz-Regen

5:34pm

Alex Száva “Húsvét (Easter)(Zádig)”
from Erdélyi Örmény Népdalok (Armenian Folks. Fr. Transilvania) (dialekton www.dialekton.hu 2007) —He is calling this an Armenian tune, but it was used by Bartók in his Romanian dances for piano.

5:30pm

Alex Száva “Örmény Város, Te Nagy Gherla (Great Gherla, Armenian Town)(Hájocz Kaghak Tun Mjédz Gherla)”
from Erdélyi Örmény Népdalok (Armenian Folks. Fr. Transilvania) (dialekton www.dialekton.hu 2007) —what's this - Magyar Nota sung in Armenian? - well there was an Armenian population in Gherla. They specialized in making rugs, oddly.

5:28pm

Iosif Ghemant “Joc de Înciput din Bunești”
from two virtuosos of the violin (Electrecord (LP))

5:25pm

Iosif Ghemant “Joc Bătrînesc din Mintiul Gherlei”
from two virtuosos of the violin (Electrecord (LP)) —This fiddler comes from Gherla, a town of mixed Hungarian, Romanian and Armenian population. More about the last in a few songs...

5:23pm

Taraful Soporul de Cîmpie (dir. Zamfir Dejeu) “Pe Doi Pași”
from Taraful Soporul de Cîmpie (Electrecord (LP)) —This group is Romanian, but plays in the "Mezõség" Hungarian manner

5:20pm

Alexandru Țitruș “Hațegana de pe Someș”
from Doine și jocuri de pe Mureș și Someș (Electrecord (LP)) —This is a fast couple turning dance.

5:18pm

Alexandru Țitruș “Ardeleană de pe Someș”
from Alexandru Țitruș vol. II (Electrecord (LP)) —This is a moderate speed couple dance, next in the cycle.

5:15pm

Alexandru Țitruș “Purtată de pe Someș”
from Alexandru Țitruș vol. II (Electrecord (LP)) —one of the great Transylvanian fiddlers. This is a suite of dance tunes from north central Transylvania, along the Someș river. He begins with a Putată - a "walking dance" for getting couples out on the dance floor.

5:13pm

Veta Biriș “Suire-aș cărarea-n grui”
from Vëta Biriș (Electrecord (LP)) —a delightfully modal "modern" Transylvanian song, such as one would have heard on the radio in the 1950s and 60s

5:10pm

Radu Barbura (taragot) with Ensemble folklorique "Meseșul" din Zalău “Feciorește din Șimleu”
from Ensemble folklorique "Meseșul" din Zalău (Electrecord (LP)) —feciorește = fecioresc = lad's dance

5:05pm

Meseșul din Zalău “Suită de pe Valea Almajului (învîrtită rară - învîrtită deasă - fecioresc - mănînțel)”
from Ensemble folklorique "Meseșul" din Zalău (Electrecord (LP)) —more of the quirky dance rhythms and harmonies of central Sălaj.

5:03pm

Ion Leanu (taragot) & Formația "Folclorica" din Zalău “Mănînțel din Badon”
from Formația "Folclorica" din Zalău (Electrecord (LP)) —this piece is played on the taragot, a straight alto sax made of pear wood.

4:56pm

Ion Leanu (caval) & formația "Folclorica" din Zalău “Învîrtita Rară din Sîncraiul Almașului”
from Formația "Folclorica" din Zalău (Electrecord (LP)) —The caval is a long 5-holed flute - mostly a shepherd instrument, but here playing dance tunes

4:54pm

Ilie Vincu with Ensemble folklorique "Meseșul" din Zalău “Ca pe Barcău - p-alungu - pe picior - Mănînțăl”
from Rencontre avec la Roumani - Sălaj (Electrecord LP)) —a suite of 3 dances, an introductory walking dance, a couple dance with stamps and slaps, and a fast dance

4:52pm

Henric Iorga with ens. "Meseșul" din Zalău “de Arăduit din Benesat”
from Ensemble folklorique "Meseșul" din Zalău (Electrecord (LP)) —Roma musicians that play for Hungarian villages would have played similar tunes, but given them different names.

4:48pm

Francisc Lacatoș with Ensemble folklorique "Meseșul" din Zalău “Barcăul din Giurtelec”
from Rencontre avec la Roumani - Sălaj (Electrecord (LP)) —We move on to the area north of Bihor, the Sălaj district. Here the Hungarians and Romanians lived together and produced an interesting dance culture, and a musical style a bit closer to Central Transylvania than one would hear in Bihor

4:41pm

Taraful din comuna Vîrfurile, Arad “Mănînțeaua”
from Taraful din comuna Vîrfurile, Arad (Electrecord (LP)) —Brass bands were not common in Transylvania, but this village had a famous one. They keep the idiosyncrasies of the local music, though

4:38pm

Ansamblul Folcloric al Filmonicii din Arad “Rara și Mărunțel din Covasîț”
from Ansamblul Folcloric al Filmonicii din Arad (Electrecord LP)) —the Arad district, with a capital of the same name, is just south of Bihor. Here the Romanian musicians doubled the melody an octave down.

4:37pm

Gheorghe Rada “Mănînțel din Săucani”
from Deux virtuoses du violon Gheorghe Rada - Petru Bundiș (Electrecord (LP)) —Rada is playing a vioara cu goarna = "violin with a horn", or Stroh violin, where the usual sound box is replaced by a horn, to increase projection when playing out of doors.

4:29pm

Gheorghe Rada “Cimpoiul din Rogoz”
from Deux virtuoses du violon Gheorghe Rada - Petru Bundiș (Electrecord (LP)) —this is a bagpipe imitation piece. The variable drone bagpipe was played occasionally in Transylvania, as it was in Hungary, but was never as popular as fiddle music

4:27pm

Florica Duma “Miercurea-i Tîrg la Ceica (pe picior)”
from Fetele din Lăzăreni (Electrecord (LP))

4:26pm

Petru Bundiș “Pe Picior din Husasăul de Criș”
from Deux virtuoses du violon Gheorghe Rada - Petru Bundiș (Electrecord (LP)) —"pe picior" means "on the foot"; they are couple dances with a lot of slapping of the foot and stamping by the men

4:23pm

Florica Duma “Ploaie, Ploaie, Ploaie Mare”
from Fetele din Lăzăreni (Electrecord (LP))

2:22pm

Band from Micherechi (Méhkerék) “Dansul miresei (mînînțălu)”
from Romanian Folk Music from Hungary - Micherechi (Méhkerék) ((private issue)) —This village is Bihor Romanians living on the Hungarian side of the border. The playing of the melody in octaves is also found Arad (see later)

4:20pm

Florica Bradu “mi-o poruncit cucul mie”
from Lioară, Lioară (Electrecord (LP)) —I love the "in your face" quality of this style of singing, with its "strigaturi" (rhythmic yells, here cleaned up for public consumption...)

4:12pm

Viorica Flintașu & orchestra George Vancu “Roată, Roată, Iară Roată”
from Viorica Flintașu (Electrecord (LP)) —another song in ardeleana rhythm. Being in the same room with a performance like this is a hair-raising experience

4:10pm

Viorica Flintașu “Place-mi Să Joc, Să Horesc”
from Viorica Flintașu (Electrecord (LP))

4:07pm

Viorica Flintașu “Facută mi-o fost Gura”
from Rencontre avec la Roumani - Bihor (Electrecord (LP)) —This vocal style is typical of this area. She sings a slow song, followed by a two songs in dance rhythm

4:05pm

Petru Bundiș “Ardelenesc din Săcădat”
from Deux virtuoses du violon Gheorghe Rada - Petru Bundiș (Electrecord (LP)) —a very traditional fiddler from Bihor playing an ornamented version of the melody while being doubled by a viola. The use of the light drum is typical of this area, unlike the south where drumming was all but unknown.

4:00pm

orchestra George Vancu “Joc Bătrînesc din Roșia”
from Rencontre avec la Roumani - Bihor (Electrecord (LP)) —This is from Bihor, in Western Transylvania, and most of the music in this show will come there and the surrounding areas. We will finish with music from all the minority groups of Transylvania


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