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  • Audio Recording

    Tuning of mjersnice [misnice] made by Peter Boro

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Peter Boro, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Peter Boro performing Croatian music ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Solo on mjersnice [misnice] (bagpipes)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Peter Boro, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Peter Boro performing Croatian music ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Solo on mjersnice [misnice] (bagpipes)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Peter Boro, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Peter Boro performing Croatian music ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Solo on gusla [gusle]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Peter Boro, gusle. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Peter Boro performing Croatian music ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Gusla [gusle] solo

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Peter Boro, gusle. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on December 20, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Peter Boro performing Croatian music ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Bagpipes [misnice] solo

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Hum." Peter Boro, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on December 20, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Solo on gusla [gusle]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Peter Boro, gusle. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Peter Boro performing Croatian music ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Konjanik = The Rider on horseback

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is one of the stories belonging to the epic of Kossovo [Kosovo]." Peter Boro, vocals and gusle. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Book

    Croatian American Song

    In the twentieth century as a result of the influence of American pop music, the tamburitza ensembles have developed a more diverse sound. The repertoire of the tamburitza groups today combines traditional songs in the Serbo-Croatian language, narodnjak songs (contemporary, accordion-led urban folk/pop tunes) and classic American pop songs. In contemporary America the tamburitza is embraced by Croatians, Serbs and Slovenians. The Bajich ...

  • Article

    Traditional Ballads - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    Introduction Traditional ballads are narrative folksongs - simply put, they are folksongs that tell stories. They tell all kinds of stories, including histories, legends, fairy tales, animal fables, jokes, and tales of outlaws and star-crossed lovers. ("Ballad" is a term also used in the recording industry for slow, romantic songs, but these should not be confused with traditional or folk ballads.) Many traditional ballads ...

  • Article

    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including "Ah, Love, But a Day and "The Year's at the Spring." John Rosamond Johnson writes the anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to lyrics by James Weldon Johnson. The King Family performs the traditional dance song "Cripple Creek" on string band instruments: banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass fiddle. ...