double bass

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

The Jan Karpiel Bułecka Band from Zakopane; rec. All the World's Mazurkas, Warsaw 2014; IMIT
Local name: basy (basses)
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: Unknown
Date: end of the 19th c.
Village / Town: Bukowina Tatrzańska
Region: Carpathian area (Podhale)
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/77
Description: probably a cello turned into a three-string double bass
Measurements: 1270 x 230-430 x 120 mm
Materials: wood, catgut, leather strap
Sound compass, tuning: D – d – A
Performance practice: a component of Podhale highlanders bands
Catalog card by: MLIM / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

Karol Szymanowski's melody used in the ballet Harnasie; The Władysław Obrochta Band from Zakopane: Władysław Obrochta (1914-1994), violin, Józef Gąsienica-Brzega (b. 1948), violin, Andrzej Gacek, violin, Józef Chyc (b. 1958), double bass; rec. Zakopane 1977; Sources of Polish Folk Music

Sabała Melodies; The Eugeniusz Wilczek Band from Bukowina Tatrzańska: Eugeniusz Wilczek (b. 1940), violin, Stanisław Pietras (b. 1962), violin, Stanisław Wojtyczka (b. 1962), violin, Andrzej Pietras (b. 1960), double bass; rec. Kazimierz 1985; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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