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2,000 Years of Music Compiled by and Released in Memory of Dr. Curt Sachs
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produced by Curt Sachs, 1881-1959 (Folkways Records, 1962), 1 hour 5 mins

A tribute to prominent musicologist and pioneering ethnomusicologist Dr. Curt Sachs, this compilation of Western classical music tours Greek, Jewish and Gregorian chant traditions; early polyphony of the 2nd century; religious polyphony of the 16th century; German dances and opera; songs of the troubadours; early...

produced by Curt Sachs, 1881-1959 (Folkways Records, 1962), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Fugue in the Style of the 18th Century
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produced by Václav Nelhýbel, 1919-1996 (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 hour 53 mins

This instructional compilation introduces the Fugue through a variety of songs by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Vaclav Nelhybel, Vaclav explains in detail what the Fugue is, breaks down its varying components and follows each explanation with a sample of music to illustrate the point. Liner notes include wri...

produced by Václav Nelhýbel, 1919-1996 (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 hour 53 mins
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Gregorian Chant: Musically Speaking No.1
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produced by Mildred Kayden, 1922- (Folkways Records, 1957), 43 mins

Mildred Kayden opens the album with an in-depth interview with Dom Ludovic Baron about the history and developments of chants, followed by several examples of "Plain Chant". Dom Ludovic Baron says "we can sing; our chant will have all the power of its expression and the grace that passes through it… it will trav...

produced by Mildred Kayden, 1922- (Folkways Records, 1957), 43 mins
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Jewish Life: The Old Country
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produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906- (Folkways Records, 1958), 43 mins

When Eastern European Jews immigrated en masse to the United States in the 1880s and ’90s fleeing Czarist oppression and poverty, they brought with them a body of secular folk songs. Sung in Yiddish by men and women who came here from five villages (with English translations and explanations), this recording...

produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906- (Folkways Records, 1958), 43 mins
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Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A.
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 28 mins

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverence through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and perf...

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 28 mins
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Music for the Harpsichord and Virginal
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 38 mins

Recorded in 1961, Stewart Robb’s collection of early to mid seventeenth-century keyboard music comes from the British Isles and continental Europe. He performs on two instruments: one, the commonly-heard harpsichord, and the other the virginal, a word often used to describe plucked keyboard instrument of the 16...

(Folkways Records, 1962), 38 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 36 mins
This fascinating collection of music from the streets of New Orleans was recorded between 1954 and 1958, and includes an inspiring variety of material, from vegetable peddlers' street cries to the musical saw and brass bands, from a shoeshine boy's hambone to Sister Dora Alexander's impassioned "Russia, Let God's...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 36 mins
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Music of the Renaissance and Baroque for Brass Quintet
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(Folkways Records, 1967), 44 mins

The predecessor of the modern brass quintet had its heyday in the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras, phasing out with the advent of the violin and wind instruments. This 1967 recording, performed on modern instruments, captures the spirit and style of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century performance without th...

(Folkways Records, 1967), 44 mins
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