percussion set

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

Classification: 2 Membranophones / 21 Struck drums / 211 Drums struck directly / 211.2 Tubular drums / 211.21 Cylindrical drums / 211.212 Double-skin cylindrical drums / 211.212.2 Sets of double-skin cylindrical drums / 211.212.2 + 111.142 Sets of double-skin cylindrical drums + cymbals
Maker: Unknown
Date: 1950
Village / Town: Czartki
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: Ethnographic Museum, department of the National Museum in Poznań
Inventory number: MNP E 5214/1-4
Description: the bigger standing drum is made of skins pulled over a tubular wooden body, stretched using hoops with hooks and screws; metal rod attached perpendicularly to the body with a cymbal on top; a similar, smaller drum with drumsticks is fixed onthe top of the bigger drum; a wooden pedal with head covered with fabric is used to strike the bigger drum
Decoration: drums’ bodies painted blue, yellow hoops
Measurements: big drum’s diameter 545 mm, height 475 mm, pedal length 330 mm, height 320 mm, cymbal’s diameter 280 mm, small drum’s diameter 300 mm, height 150 mm
Materials: wood, metal, leather, fabric
Performance practice: percussion sets became popular in folk bands after World War II
Catalog card by: Aneta Skibińska
Design (PDF)

Oberek; Owczarek; The Bronisław Radwański Band from Opojowice: Bronisław Radwański (b. 1922), violin, Józef Musiał (b. 1931), drum; rec. Kazimierz 1992; Sources of Polish Folk Music (Sieradz area)

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