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The Demonstration Collection of E.M. von Hornbostel and the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv

Various Artists
The Demonstration Collection of E.M. von Hornbostel and the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv

Although the study of music as an academic field dates back to antiquity, the field of comparative musicology (or ethnomusicology) came into its own with the advent of recorded sound. The invention of the phonograph in the late 19th century enabled scholars to make field recordings of various ethnic musics. Many of these early field recordings became part of the collection of the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv, now the Ethnomusicology Department at the Museum of Ethnology. This recording, a joint venture of the Museum of Ethnology and Indiana University, features 42 selections from the collection, providing the listener with an audio panorama of global music at the dawn of the recording era. The extensive liner notes, written in English and German, provide detailed background information about each recorded selection.

Track Listing

101
Old Rigi Yodel with Inserted Song Josef Felder 1:52
102
Shawm Orchestra of Shepherds Shawm orchestra of Lineff, Russian 1:59
103
Gurians Recording: Prison Camp, End of the First World War Chorus in Georgia prison camp 1:38
104
The Lord Has Stolen 10,000 reindeer Jakov 1:29
105
Spring Song by Two Girls, Invective Two women from Sintamovy, district Salikamsk 0:57
106
Vedda: Tantine Rosalasaka 2:29
107
Two Pieces Hagenbeck's Malabar Troupe 2:02
108
Thai oi kamen - The Sad Departure Siamese court orchestra 2:05
109
Pwe, Maung pathet Mingala-Aungbyun tribe orchestra 2:08
110
Song of the Rowers on the Dragon Boat Male singer and chorus 2:13
201
Background Music to the Play: Tuan chi chiao tzi Sheng (mouth organ) from Peking 1:30
202
Ho huan ling: Music from the Emperor's Temples Flute player Tze-hai 1:59
203
Osazuma Kawakami Company 2:06
204
Lagu malim di Padang - The Magic Doctor in the Field Shaman of the Kubu from Muara Bahar 2:15
205
Piece for a Shawm - Piece for a Pupuit Malayan shawm player 2:12
206
Untitled Bahau Dajak 1:54
207
Song for the Menari Alfure singer and drummer 2:21
208
Merge Nolo Chorus of black men of Dampier Land 2:24
209
Male Chorus Songs in Several Voices Chorus of men in Northese New Guinea (Seleo ner Berlinhafen) 1:47
210
Angi: Love Song to a Married Woman Ukokia and Vela 1:58
301
Women's Dance Song Kuratunga 1:38
302
Bank bank moruko - Polyphonic Yodel Banuni people in the Nasioi language 1:55
303
Atija Iletai - Historical Family Song; Rowing Song Musicians from Sawaii Island 1:48
304
Eskimo Song Male singer 1:18
305
War Dance Song Male singer 1:17
306
Song for the Hand Game: Lehal Indian musicians living at the Okanagon and Thompson Rivers 2:43
307
Ghost Dance Song Nathaniel Mannington 1:36
308
Funeral Chant Male singers 2:08
309
Song for Corn Roasting Huichol Indians and Cora Indians 2:04
310
Song of Two Women Grating Manioc Female singers 1:45
311
Two Songs Tinininsk 1:56
401
Weeping Song Male singers 1:36
402
Scale, Nine Flutes, Rattles, Drum Instrumental Music 1:52
403
Drum Communication - Signal Drumming - Talking Drums Josef Ayisi Ewondo from the clan, Edzo in Cameroun 0:55
404
Funeral Chant - Nkan Ngi-Nkompfa 2:17
405
Boy's Dance Song Male singers 2:03
406
Liembaethi Female and male singers 1:51
407
Belly Dance Song Sala 2:04
408
Pentateuch (?) A Catholic Jew from Spain 1:25
409
Rugindir - Festive Chant Female singers 1:44
410
War Chant of the Elmoran Members of the Elmoran, the warrior caste of the Masai 2:02
411
Choral Song Male and female singers 1:44

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