Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Armenian soldier's march Yellow song check-list notes: Opening solo on oud. Jack Aslanian, violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrob
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Comments on Armenian orchestral style Sidney Robertson Cowell discusses Armenian orchestral style, as exemplified by Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Comments on Armenian recordings made Sidney Robertson Cowell discusses Armenian recordings made of Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Comments on the Armenian orchestra Sidney Robertson Cowell discusses the Armenian orchestra, as exemplified by Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Comments on Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Note on the 'five languages' in which Bedros Haroutunian's orchestra can play: Armenian, Greek, Arabian, Turkish (the jazz of the Near East) and American jazz."
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Derzor chollerenda = Armenian exiles in the desert of Derzor Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Contemporary song about post World War I exile of Armenians into Arabian desert. LC romanized form of title: Der-Zor collerinde. Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Turkish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs...
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Ham gul ham vart = Both rose (in Armenian) and rose (in Turkish) Dust jacket notes: Dance song, sung in Armenian dialect with some Turkish words. LC romanized form of title: Ham giwl ham vard. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Both rose and narcissus." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ruben Baboyan, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: From Van in Armenia. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armenian-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Camel's caravan Jack Aslanian, vocals and violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrob
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mesrout Takakjian, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Archie Krotlian playing oud, seated, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian holding zurna, seated, facing front, three-quarter length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: With his surna [zurna]. From Turkish Armenia." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Hartop Goshtigian playing the violin, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Armenian from Constantinople." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs and music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mary and Hartop Goshtigian playing oud and violin, group portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "They are Armenians from Constantinople." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian playing zurna, seated, left profile, three-quarter length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Playing his surna [zurna]. From Turkish Armenia." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian playing zurna, seated, facing right, half-length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Playing his surna [zurna]. From Turkish Armenia." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian playing zurna, seated, facing left, half-length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Playing his surna [zurna]. From Turkish Armenia. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mary Goshtigian playing the oud, seated, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Armenian from Constantinople." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs and music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Song of freedom Dust jacket notes: The qanun plays the opening solo. Jack Aslanian, violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrob
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Aror, aror = Plough, plough LC romanized form of title: Aror, aror. Yellow song check-list notes: "Too noisy -- too bad." Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on October 30, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California.
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Golkozi atchik = Girl of the Kolghoz [Kolkhoz] Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A post-revolutionary song from Russia." LC romanized form of title: Kolkhozi aghik. Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on October 30, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson...
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Groong jan = Dear crane LC romanized form of title: Krunk jan. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Messenger swallows." Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on October 30, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Three dances Played on violin by Jack Aslanian, with accompaniment on clarinet by Mesrout Takajian. Occasional verse sung by Jack Aslanian. Jack Aslanian, vocals and violin; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected...
    • Contributor: Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Takakjian, Mesrob
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Mogatz Mirza, lament for Mogatz Mirza LC romanized form of title: Mokats Mirza. Yellow song check-list notes: "Told in the traditional narrative song style, starting high -- dropping pitch and volume at end of line." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    The Dark cloud and a Caucasian folk song
    Dark clouds
    Dust jacket notes: "This is a modern instrument with silver keys, used because it is much easier to play than the old type called kirnata." LC romanized form of Armenian title: Antsir sew amp. Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and...
    • Contributor: Takakjian, Mesrob - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939