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245 00 Funeral chants from the Georgian Caucasus /|cSüpor XAO
presents a film by Hugo Zemp ; direction, photography and
sound, Hugo Zemp.
260 Western Australia :|bKanopy,|c2013.
264 4 |c©2007.
300 1 streaming video (21 minutes, 42 seconds) :|bsound,
336 two-dimensional moving image|2rdacontent
338 online resource|2rdacarrier
490 1 Hugo Zemp Ethnomusicology Collection
500 "This film was shot in 1991 as part of the research work
carried out by the CNRS Ethnomuciology Laboratory, Museé
de l'Homme, Paris"--Closing credits.
518 Recorded in 1991 by CNRS Ethnomuciology Laboratory, Museé
520 Funeral chants of the Svans of northwestern Georgia. Most
of the chants are polyphonic chants by male choirs with no
words. The villages of the Svaneti province are located in
north-western Georgia, in the valleys that lie between the
mountains of the Caucasus. The Svans represent about 1% of
the Georgian population. Their language differs from the
Georgian language, and their religion is a syncretism of
Orthodox Christian faith and pre-Christian beliefs. The
polyphony of the Svans appears as one of the major styles
of the Georgian vocal art. It consists of two soloist
voices and the bass of the choir. In their funeral
rituals, the Svans combine three vocal expressions which
are rarely found nowadays in other parts of the world:
women's individual laments punctuated by collective wails
like in Ancient Greece, men's individual laments, and
polyphonic chants by male choirs. While the individual
laments are aimed at the deceased and the souls of
departed people, the men's polyphonic chants use no words
but a series of syllables which follow a set pattern. With
chords partly dissonant to a Western European ear, and
without any cries other than musically stylized ones,
these collective chants of great intensity manage to
convey the helplessness and inexpressible grief of Man
faced with death.
534 |pElectronic reproduction. Originally produced:|cSüpor XAO
, Hugo Zemp, 2007.
538 Streaming video.
546 Chiefly polyphonic chants with no words; Svan dialogue;
English intertitles and subtitles.
650 0 Dirges|zGeorgia (Republic)|zSvanetia.
650 0 Funeral music|zGeorgia (Republic)|zSvanetia.
650 0 Chants|zGeorgia (Republic)|zSvanetia.
650 0 Songs, Svan.
650 0 Svanetians|vMusic.
650 0 Music|zGeorgia (Republic)|zSvanetia.
650 0 Funeral rites and ceremonies|zGeorgia (Republic)
650 0 Documentary films.
700 1 Zemp, Hugo,|eproducer.
710 2 Süpor XAO (Firm),|eproduction company.
710 2 Laboratoire d'ethnomusicologie du CNRS,|eproduction
710 2 Kanopy (Firm),|eissuing body.
830 0 Hugo Zemp Ethnomusicology Collection
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