photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Jan Gaca (1933-2013); rec. All the World's Mazurkas, Warsaw 2013; IMIT
Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow
Maker: Piasta Karol
Date: ca 1890
Region: Mazovia
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/739
Description: modeled on the professional violin
Measurements: 511 x 163-204 x 37 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, g – d' – a' – e''
Performance practice: permanent component of folk bands; belonged to Marian Bujak, a fiddler from Szydłowiec
Catalog card by: MLIM / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

He Climbed a Pear Tree, a mazurka with a ditty; The Marian Bujak Band from Szydłowiec: Marian Bujak (b. 1920), violin, vocal, Stanisław Cielok (b. 1924), drum; rec. Kazimierz 1984; Sources of Polish Folk Music (Northern Lesser Poland, Radom area)

Kujawiak from Strugienice; Stefan Suwara (b. 1921), violin, Roman Kowalewski (b. 1928), drum; rec. Żychlin 1977; Sources of Polish Folk Music

Mazurka played on the way to church; The Tadeusz Zygadło Band from Goniwilk Stary: Tadeusz Zygadło (b. 1933), violin, Stefan Trzpil (b. 1921), drum; rec. Goniwilk Stary 1996; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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