THE SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN TEXT AND MUSIC IN THE AUTHENTIC SONG OF THE MEGLENO-ROMANIANS FROM THE VILLAGE OF CERNA Cover Image

SIMBIOZA DINTRE TEXT ŞI MUZICĂ ÎN CÂNTECUL PROPRIU-ZIS AL MEGLENOROMÂNILOR DIN COMUNA CERNA
THE SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN TEXT AND MUSIC IN THE AUTHENTIC SONG OF THE MEGLENO-ROMANIANS FROM THE VILLAGE OF CERNA

Author(s): Mirela Kozlovsky
Subject(s): Language studies, Music, Language acquisition
Published by: Editura Universităţii Vasile Goldiş
Keywords: isometry; Megleno-Romanian dialect; musical morphology; authentic song

Summary/Abstract: The Megleno-Romanians, who constitute a separate branch of the Latin-speaking peoples of Eastern Europe, originated in northern Greece. They emigrated to Romania at the start of the twentieth century. From a cultural perspective, the Megleno-Romanians are to be distinguished from other neighbouring ethnic populations on the basis of their dialect, religion, and history. The Megleno-Romanians’ characteristic modes of thought and action distinguish them from the Aromanians. Meanwhile their creative instinct has manifested itself in artistic productions of no little originality, productions which are assured a place within the national cultural heritage. Our study of authentic Megleno-Romanian songs has led us the conclusion that the Megleno-Romanian repertoire in the village of Cerna is, to a very large extent, composed in their own dialect. This finding leads us to believe that there has always existed within the family context a pure, Megleno-Romanian repertoire which has survived and developed through oral transmission.

  • Issue Year: XII/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 205-214
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian