Ukrainian Minstrels: Why the Blind Should Sing

Ukrainian Minstrels: Why the Blind Should Sing

by Natalie O. Kononenko
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0765601443

ISBN-13: 9780765601445

Pub. Date: 10/31/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The blind mendicant in Ukrainian folk tradition is a little-known social order, but an important one. The singers of Ukrainian epics, these minstrels were organized into professional guilds that set standards for training and performance. Repressed during the Stalin era, this is their story.

Overview

The blind mendicant in Ukrainian folk tradition is a little-known social order, but an important one. The singers of Ukrainian epics, these minstrels were organized into professional guilds that set standards for training and performance. Repressed during the Stalin era, this is their story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765601445
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/1997
Series:
Folklores and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe Series
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Note on Transliterationxv
Part 1.Ukrainian Minstrelsy1
1.The Singers3
2.The Traditional Repertory: An Overview16
3.Common Stereotypes of Minstrels27
4.Blindness44
5.Minstrel Institutions: The Brotherhoods or Guilds66
6.Apprenticeship, Training, and Initiation86
7.Learning Minstrel Songs108
8.Minstrel Guilds and the Orthodox Church133
9.Minstrelsy and Martyrdom: The Influence of Religious Song on the Epic153
10.Epic and Lament: The Influence of Kobzari on Lirnyky171
Conclusion196
Part 2.Minstrel Rites and Songs199
Texts
A Religious Festival201
The Minstrel Initiation Rite204
Songs
The Begging Song and the Song of Gratitude211
The Begging Song of a Lirnyk211
As sung by Lirnyk Mykolai Doroshenko215
As sung by Kobzar Pavlo Hashchenko218
Religious Songs220
Lazarus220
Saint Barbara223
The Passion of Christ225
Guardian Angel226
The Prodigal Son227
The Hermit and Paraskovia Friday229
Justice230
Misery231
The Orphan Girl232
Misfortune234
Epics (Dumy)239
Duma about the Storm on the Black Sea239
The Escape of Three Brothers from Azov242
Kanivchenko247
Marusia Bohuslavka252
About the Widow and Her Three Sons255
The Stepfather258
Historical Songs261
The Dying Cossack and His Horse261
Baida262
Satirical Songs264
The Noblewoman264
Khoma and Iarema269
Secret Songs273
Zhachka273
Bibliographic Essay282
AppendixTables and Charts299
Notes303
Bibliography337
Index349

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