Children’s songs and their edifying role from old Croatian songbooks to the present day Cover Image

Uglazbljene dječje pjesme i njihova odgojna uloga od starih hrvatskih pjevanki do danas
Children’s songs and their edifying role from old Croatian songbooks to the present day

Author(s): Kristina Repar
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Music, Croatian Literature
Published by: Hrvatska udruga istraživača dječje književnosti
Keywords: Dječja čitanka o zdravlju; Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić; music scores; children’s songs; children’s poetry; Croatian songbooks; music education;

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on children's poetry and its presence in Croatian culture. The first part is dedicated to Dječja čitanka o zdravlju (A Child's Reader on Health) by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, a collection of poems which uses humor to promote health education among children. Aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis, the book lists various modes of preventing this disease. The paper then discusses historical approaches to child singing promoted by music pedagogues. The second part of the papaer provides a bried overview of Pjevanka - sto dječjih popievaka za jedno grlo s napjevi, tekstom i metodičkim uvodom (A Songbook: One Hundred Children's Songs for a Solo Singer with Music, Lyrics, and a Methodological Introduction) by Franjo Kuhač (1885) and Pjevanka: za djecu pučkih škola (A Songbook: For Elementary School Pupils) by Vilko Novak (1904) and Pjesmice: za predškolsku djecu uz klavir, harmoniku ili tambure (Little Songs for Pre-school Children for Piano, Acordion or Tamburas) by Slavko Janković (1957). The aim of the paper is to document the permanent presence of children's poetry set to music within Croatian culture, and to highlight its contribution to the development of children's personalities and healthy habits

  • Issue Year: 6/2017
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 245-278
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Croatian