Bulgarian Folk Dances
Supervised and Recorded in Bulgaria by Dennis Boxell
Notes from the late Dennis Boxell:
Folkraft LP 26:
A-2, A-5, B-2. Village orchestra of Dragoevo (Shumen) recorded by D. Boxell April 23, 1963 in Dragoevo.
A-3, A-6, A-7. A rehearsal accordionist I recorded at Pionirski Dom, Pleven. After rehearsal one day, he wanted to show me how well he played the accordion. They are all Vlachs up there in Pleven. You can tell by listening to his "Kraj Dunavsko". It has much more flavor (grace notes, embellishment and improv). That’s him saying "Buchimish". I cut off his introductions of the other dances and at that time, I never planned to publish or do the dances to his music. I just thought he was a "swell" musician and liked his playing a lot. I lost his name. Later, I learned to have the musicians speak their name into the tape recorder.
B-2, B-3. Recorded in Macedonia (surprise!) with Kocho Petrovski, Pece Atanasovski, Tale Ognenovski, and Aco Piperkov.
B-4, B-5, B-6. All commercial recordings I bought in Bulgaria at that time.
E-mail from Dennis, April 26, 2009.
LP - Availability unknown.
|A||1||2:31||***** Excellent ||Jove Male Mome|| ||Arif Fazliev (Zurla)|
Mefaj Fazliev (Zurla)
Njazi Idrizov (Tupan)
| ||Bulgaria||7/16+11/16 (3,2,2 + 2,2,3,2,2)||Bitov||Gaida|| |
|A||2||2:41||*** Good ||Isfurli Kondak|| ||Village orchestra of Dragoevo (Shumen)|| ||Bulgaria||4/4||Solo||Gaida|| |
|A||3||2:58||**** Very Good ||Chekurjankino|| || ||Ruchenitsa||Bulgaria||7/16 (2,2,3)||Solo||Accordion|| |
|A||4||2:27||**** Very Good ||Pravo Trakijsko||Zhorkinata (horo)||Strandzhanskata Grupa|| ||Bulgaria||6/8||Bitov||Gadulka, Gaida||BHM 5901|
|A||5||2:00||*** Good ||Bjaganista|| ||Village orchestra of Dragoevo (Shumen)|| ||Bulgaria||9/16 (2,2,2,3)||Solo||Gaida|| |
|A||6||1:22||***** Excellent ||Kraj Dunavsko|| || || ||Bulgaria||2/4||Solo||Accordion|| |
|A||7||1:12||**** Very Good ||Buchimish|| || || ||Bulgaria||15/16 (2,2,2,2,3,2,2)||Solo||Accordion|| |
|B||1||2:07||***** Excellent ||Kamenopolsko|| ||Kočo Petrovski|
| ||Bulgaria||2/4||Modern||Accordion|| |
|B||2||2:44||**** Very Good ||Hvojtsata|| ||Village orchestra of Dragoevo (Shumen)||Pajduska||Bulgaria||5/16 (2,3)||Solo||Gaida|| |
|B||3||2:09||***** Excellent ||Cherkeska|| ||Kočo Petrovski|
| ||Bulgaria||9/4 (2,2,2,1,2)||Modern||Accordion|| |
|B||4||3:18||*** Good ||Graovsko|| ||Boris Karlov|| ||Bulgaria||2/4||Modern||Violin|| |
|B||5||2:23||**** Very Good ||Chestoto||Na poyas||Strandzhanskata Grupa|| ||Bulgaria||6/8||Bitov||Gadulka, Gaida||BHM 5901|
|B||6||2:04||***** Excellent ||Kopanica|| || || ||Bulgaria||11/16 (2,2,3,2,2)||Modern||Clarinet|| |