Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Jul 7th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Mazowsze “Co Ja Myśle (what I think)” from Mazowsze. vol 1 (Monitor (LP)) —a re-issue of an older Polish Muza LP from the early 1960s - an example of the old East Block National Ensemble style. This show is about what happened to the folk music scene after the fall of the Cold War government.Buy it!
Warsaw Village Band “Powolniak” from Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa (Kamahuk 1998) —a souped up version of the fastest Polish dance I have ever personally tried - not for the feint of heart...Buy it!
Sielska kapela weselna “W polu ogródeczek” from Na nogę ((self Published) 2002) —a Folk revival group that aims for a more "village sound"Buy it!
Sielska kapela weselna “Karpackie III” from Na nogę ((self Published) 2002) —a suite of dance tunes from the Carpathian mountains in the southeast of PolandBuy it!
Tadeusz Wesołowski accordion quintet “Czerwone Korale (red corals)(kujawiak)” from Pożegnanie Ojczyzny (farewell to my country) (Muza (LP)) —This Kujawiak (the slowest of the Polish dances in 3/4) is in a more "cafe style"Buy it!
Tadeusz Wesołowski accordion quintet “Krakowski Oberek” from Pożegnanie Ojczyzny (farewell to my country) (Muza (LP)) —the same group doing the fastest of the 3/4 dances, the oberek.Buy it!
Ksenia Malec, Warsaw Village Band “Dyscyk” from Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa (Kamahuk 1995) —when this group hit the folk charts in Poland many were surprised by this singer who sings in what the Poles call "white voice"Buy it!
Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja “Oleś” from Jeden Koncert ((self) 2002) —Orkiestra Świętego Mikołaja began as a student group that had Polish and Lemko Ukrainian members, and who were determined to play music from not just the Polish language tradition, but also of Poland's minorities and the peoples of the Carpathian area genBuy it!
Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja “Krakowiak” from Jeden Koncert ((self) 2002)Buy it!
Warsaw Village Band “Ja do Ciebie” from Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa (Kamahuk 1998)Buy it!
Zespół Polski “Kośniki Na Fidel Płocka I Cymbaly” from Oj Chmielu... (ZAiKS 1996) —the Płocka fiddle is only played by folk revival groups now - a sort of drone fiddle with more than the usual numbers of strings. The cymbaly is a small portable hammer dulcimer hung around the neckBuy it!
Zespół Polski “Rosła Ka Se Rosła...” from Oj Chmielu... (ZAiKS 1996)Buy it!
Kapela Brodow “Kontro (Counterdance)” from Tance Polskie (Polish Dances) ((self produced) 2008) —I think the liner notes meant "contradance" or quadrille - these were popular in the 19th century, and they were even done in Villages in some areas.Buy it!
Kapela Brodow “Mazurek (Mazurka dance)” from Tance Polskie (Polish Dances) ((self produced) 2008) —The Mazur is another dance in 3/4, but when played village style it can seem very uneven - a trait mentioned by the composer Chopin in his instructions for how to play his own "Mazurkas" for piano.Buy it!
Apolonia Nowak & Swoja Droga Trio “Juz Wychodze Matulenko” from Pola (Folkers 2009) —in the (unusual for Poland) rhythm of 5/8 divided 2+3Buy it!
Apolonia Nowak & Swoja Droga Trio “Tancujze Dziewcyno” from Pola (Folkers 2009)Buy it!
Kapela Brodow “Marsz weselny - melodia grana przed kościołem” from Pieśni i melodie na rozmaite święta (Firma Raz Dwa 2001) —"wedding march at the church gate" - most wedding marches in the north countries are stately affairs - this couple really must want to get hitched.Buy it!
Kapela Brodow “Światówka - melodia weselna grana w drodze do kościoła” from Pieśni i melodie na rozmaite święta (Firma Raz Dwa 2001) —another wedding melodyBuy it!
Krzysztof Butryn, suka “Kozak” from Na rozstajnych drogach (Stara Droga 2012) —this instrument went extinct about 100 years ago, but an example was found in a museum and the style reconstructed. The tunes are Polish and of Russian origin.Buy it!
Vołosi “Od Morawy Deszcz Idzie” from Vołosi (Unzipped Fly 2011) —"the rain comes from Moravia"Buy it!
Vołosi “Polka Ostateczna (final polka)” from Vołosi (Unzipped Fly 2011) —This group is trying to revive the all string-band tradition from southern Poland - before accordions, clarinets, etc. appeared.Buy it!
Janusz Prusinowski Trio “Kujawiak” from Mazurki - Mazurkas (Sluchaj Uchem 2008)Buy it!
Kapela Harnasie “Malorz” from Hej tam spod Tater (Tercet 2003) —This and the next 2 selections are all from the Podhale, the area around the Tatra mountains in southern Poland - an atmospheric place with fir forests, log houses, tall mountains with small lakes up in the peaks, and this incredible music tradition whichBuy it!
Kapela Harnasie “Orawa” from Hej tam spod Tater (Tercet 2003)Buy it!
Kapela Lesniakow, Kapela Galicow, Kapela Karpieli Z Koscieliska, Kapela Stanislawa Ogorka, Kapela Pietrasow & Gronicki “Hej Madziar Pije” from Muzyka Tatr (Tercet 2003)Buy it!
Kapela Wałasi i Zespół Regionalny "Koniaków" “Szkubaczka” from Muzyka Beskidów (Ethnox 2006) —this and the next selection come for the Silesian Beskidy - the lower mountains west of the Tatras. The bands often had bagpipe players. this style, as one might expect is also heard on the Czech side of the border.Buy it!
Kapela Wałasi i Zespół Regionalny "Koniaków" “Hej, rozwidnio się (hey, dawn broke)” from Muzyka Beskidów (Ethnox 2006)Buy it!
Trebunie Tutki “Szopenowy Mazurek Krzesany” from Goralsko Siła (F. F. Folk 2006) —a famous Chopin melody played mountaineer style, plus other rude noises...Buy it!
Trebunie Tutki “Nad Milłoki / Saga” from Goralsko Siła (F. F. Folk 2006) —for those not familiar with Polish orthography, "Milłoki " is pronouced "Milwaukee". Now you know where this dude and his Dodge reside.Buy it!
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