Трансформационно-модифицированные процессы в 14-сложных (5 + 5 + 4) колядках (по материалам из окрестностей северо-западнее Горган)

Vasyl Koval


In this article Ukrainian ethnomusicologist Vasyl Koval (Василь Коваль) discusses Christmas carols that were recorded in the neighborhoods of the northwest Gorgany and have a 14-sylable (the 5 + 5 + 4 verse) rhythmic structure (the type A-1 by the Volodymyr Hoshovsky definition). Particular attention is paid to the transformation and modification processes in melodies of this type. In the investigated area the Christmas carols of type A are present in their derivative form, and their modifications occur along with two aspects: 1) transformation of the rhythmic structure of refrains, which determines the change of the “triple” principle of rhythmic organization into the “dual” one, 2) abbreviation of refrains (or their destruction). The author of the article has come to the conclusion that the prevalence of the type A carols on a large part of the investigated territory questions the V. Hoshovsky’s definition of the western boundary of this type’s population.

Key words: Ukrainian traditional music, Christmas carols, transformation and modification processes, melo-areas, melo-dialects.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/td.v13i0.1695

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