115. Veliko gajdaško kolo

Dialect: D
Theme: Instrumental and instrumental-sung music
Reference: MZA-VT-AV-4.002B_11.29–13.47
Title or incipit: Veliko gajdaško kolo [Veliko bagpipe kolo]
Locality: Battonya/Batanja
Played by: Choir of male church singers of the Serb Orthodox Parish in Battonya
Year: 13. 7. 1958

Comment: Vocal imitation of playing on bagpipes. Led by Branko Rockov (in the announcement by Tihomir Vujičić on the recording there is a mistake: dulac is a tube through which the air is blown to the bag, not the melodic pipe to which it meant to refer), and the accompanying part, part of rožnjak (the tube on which the accompanying tones on two-tube pipe of the three-part bagpipes are played) is sung by all the others. According to the relation between the parts, the sound allusion undoubtably refers to three-part bagpipes. Namely, eventhough the analogy of deep bourdon tone of the bagpipes is missing, so the sound structure is basically two-part (except “accidental” three-part, when the accompanying voices separates), the fourth-movement of the accompanying part clearly connects this vocal posture with three-part bagpipes, i.e. with the type of the bagpipes with two-tube small pipe in which melodical and so-called ostinato pipe or contra are united. Distinctive conveying of the stylistic manners of bagpipes sounds suggests that this instrumental way was very close to Serbian residents of Battonya (Batanja), as part of the practice of the time, or as live reminiscence of the not so far past.
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