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Living Folksongs and Dance-Tunes from the Netherlands

Living Folksongs and Dance-Tunes from the Netherlands

Twentieth-century Dutch musicologist and folklorist Jaap Kunst, known for having coined the term “ethnomusicology,” presents his nation’s song heritage in this 1956 album. Kunst divides the album into two parts, “Songs” and “Dance Songs.” The first section presents a wide array of song types from several Dutch provinces, though most come from the isle of Terschelling in the northern province of Friesland. The second section is purely instrumental and showcases Kunst’s violin artistry. German-born Ernst Wolff’s piano accompaniment, heard throughout the album, is, according to Kunst, “in complete harmony with the spirit of these Dutch folksongs.” The liner notes include Kunst’s photographs of Dutch musicians and maps of the Netherlands that highlight regions and villages from which he collected the songs. His notes on the songs’ cultural and musical background as well as transcriptions of the lyrics in Dutch and English are also included.

Track Listing

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Fivelgoer Kerstlied Jaap Kunst 1:51
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102
Heden is de Grootste Dag - Today is the Greatest of All Days Jaap Kunst 1:08
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103
Daar nu het feest van Pasen is -Because It Is Now the Easter Festival Jaap Kunst 1:20
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104
Vier Fransjes op de baan - Four Frenchmen on the Highway Jaap Kunst 1:05
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105
Drie Schuintamboers - Three Naughty Drummers Jaap Kunst 2:00
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106
De Wonnerlieke Raize - The Miraculous Voyage Jaap Kunst 1:19
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107
Wie wil er mee naar Wieringen Varen? - Who Will Go with Me to (the Island of) Wieringen? Jaap Kunst 1:14
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108
Krelis en Betje - Cornelius and Bess Jaap Kunst 2:03
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109
Daar boven uit het vensterke - Upstairs, Out of the Window Jaap Kunst 1:14
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110
Mien mouder dei wol mie geev'n - My Mother Tried To Force Me Jaap Kunst 1:09
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111
Siemenmanj oet Vrijen - Manikin Simeon Goes Courting Jaap Kunst 0:54
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112
Het Matrozenmeisje - The Sailor-Girl Jaap Kunst 1:15
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113
Hoe laat is 't? Twaalf uur - What time is it? Midnight Jaap Kunst 1:01
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114
'S Morgens is den riep so kold - At Dawn the Hoarfrost Is So Cold Jaap Kunst 1:04
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115
Pinksterliedje - Song of the Whitsun Flower Jaap Kunst 1:13
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116
Toen ik jong was - When I Was Young Jaap Kunst 1:41
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117
Ain boer wol noar zien noaber tou - A Farmer Wanted To Go To His Neighbor Jaap Kunst 0:43
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118
Te Laren, te Laren, te Laren op de dom - At Laren, at Laren, at Laren, on the Dam Jaap Kunst 1:12
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119
Kleren van de Boer, De - The Clothes of the Peasant Jaap Kunst 1:20
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120
Patertje zou naar Frankrijk gaan, Een - A Pilgrim Set Out for France Jaap Kunst 0:47
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201
Flip - Philip Jaap Kunst 0:58
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202
E le signon Jaap Kunst 0:37
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203
Trij `ris trapje - Stamp Three Times Jaap Kunst 0:51
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204
Jenneke - Jeanny Jaap Kunst 0:57
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205
Waarom Koken de Boeren de Pap Zo Dun - Why Do the Peasants Make their Porridge So Watery? Jaap Kunst 1:49
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206
De Marsch van Bonaparte - The March of Bonaparte Jaap Kunst 0:55
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207
The Boerenplof - Farmer's Bump Jaap Kunst 0:48
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208
Polka Jaap Kunst 1:26
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209
Boer, wat zeg je van mijn kippen? - Farmer, Do You Like My Chickens? Jaap Kunst 1:15
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210
Skotse Trije - Scottish Three Jaap Kunst 1:26
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211
Swart laat hem scheren - Mr. Swart Allowed Himself To Be Shaved Jaap Kunst 1:15
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