039. Ko u kolo deveruše, zakon mu je

Description of the collection

Dialect: D
Topic: From Cradle to Grave
Reference: MZA-VT-AV-4.001B (04.17–05.09)
Title or Incipit: Ko u kolo deveruše, zakon mu je [Deveruše, if you are in the kolo, you are bound by law]
Locality: Lakócsa/Lukovišće
Year: 1953
Recorded by: László K. Kovács

Comment: The appearance of the dissonance of seconds in this performance is a rarity in South Slavs’ vocal traditions in Hungary. According to the positions of these seconds in the whole of two-part texture. They could be interpreted as a melodic and chordal “passing dissonance” with accompanied part in to the bass manner, and could not be regarded as an older, heterophonic or bourdon two-part vocal tradition (which, as we presume, the members of this South Slav group used to know about in their native regions in the Balkans).