Collection of Emilis Melngailis

RepositoryArchives of Latvian Folklore
No.1045
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Submitted byEmilis Melngailis
TitleCollection of Emilis Melngailis
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The collection of folk music materials, collected by Emilis Melngailis between 1899 to 1943. The collection holds more than 10.000 folklore units, half of them - transcripts of melodies, and 46 photographs, which is the largest number of photographic images in a single collection in the inter-war period.

Emilis Melngailis is one of the most prominent folk music collectors in Latvia. He studied music in Dresden and St. Petersburg. In his collecting efforts he travelled Latvia and Lithuania, also writing down the melodies of other ethnic groups (like the Jews (he designates them 'Hebrew'), and the Livonians – the people that once gave the name to the territory that is now known as Latvia). Emilis Melngailis also took photos of his informants and their environment. The material collected by him were published in the three volumes of the book “Latviešu mūzikas folkloras materiāli” (The Materials of Latvian Musical Folklore): in 1951 Korsa (the western part of Latvia) with 1,326 melodies, in 1952 Maliena (the eastern part) with 1,676 and in 1953 Vidiena (the midlands) with 1,153 melodies, appendix and an endnote with an interesting motto: It is not possible to tell the depth without wading in.

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1 Knaš neitst valdā puķkesMelody
1a Liba [Marija] Šaltjars Pitragādrawing or photograph
2 Kūl, kūl, kuz kielā zvanebedMelody
3 Kūl, kūl, kuz kielā zvanebedfolksong, 1-6 lines
4 Kursa läde māri neitšaMelody
6 Kursa läde luķja kibarMelody
7 Mädem mierste voigest aige kakše virist varzeMelody
8 Tenč tonč maņekadMelody
9 Ku sa kazist, knaše neitste, kuna sinda EbonenMelody
10 Kroge Anni azuntatejMelody
11 Piškes diret sure diret togad lapsten un da juretMelody
12 Tika bokaks skangarpel, rouditarra imerkoutMelody
13 Tika bokaks skangarpel, rouditarra imerkoutfolksong, 1-6 lines
14 Juņa lekše ainenitem ligo, ligofolksong, 1-6 lines, Melody
15 Juņa lekše ainenitem ligo, ligofolksong, 1-6 lines, with refrain
16 Es ar sav' baleliņfolksong, 7-8 lines, Melody
17 Es ar sav' baleliņfolksong, 7-8 lines
18 Ai žu, ai žu lāča bērnichildren song or rhyme, Melody
19 Ai žu, ai žu lāča bērnichildren song or rhyme
20 Činku činku garbu grabfolksong, 1-6 lines, Melody
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Photo1045-0001a1930Emilis Melngailis
Photo1045-0021a1930Emilis MelngailisKolkraga apkaimes panti 
Photo1045-0021b1930Emilis MelngailisKolkraga apkaimes panti 
Photo1045-0021c1930Emilis MelngailisKolkraga apkaimes panti 
Photo1045-0057a1930Emilis MelngailisSalemona Buļa sēta Greču ciemā Ludzas apk. Nierzas pagastā
Photo1045-0057b1930Emilis MelngailisNo kreisās - Petruļa Buļs, Ņierzas Greču ciemā, diža balsu zinātāja. Uzņemis Emilis Melngailis 1930. gadā.
Photo1045-0057c1930Emilis MelngailisVidū liela dziedataja 85 gadus veca Razaļa Buļs. Beidzamā pa kreisi ari diža dziedataja:Petruļa Buļs.Aiz vecās Razaļas melnā platmalē Didriķis Volganskis no Kolkraga,kas šij ceļojumā ...Razaļa Buļa, Petruļa Buļa, Didriķis Volganskis
Photo1045-0099a1930Emilis MelngailisĢertrude Elksne, viņas māte Agate Borozinska (galvenā dziedātāja), dzim. 1859. Rēzeknes novada Borkovas pag. Silavniekos, Barbula Kokare no tā paša pagasta Jaunzemniekiem, dzim. 1861.
Photo1045-0149a1930Emilis MelngailisĢertrude Elksnis, Agate Borozinskis, Barbula Kokars, Em. Melngailis raksta, Prof. K. Straubergs
Photo1045-0636a1930Emilis MelngailisMisiņu Made, dzim. 1850 Tirzmaliešu Graužu Laimās, Kristapu Mile, dzim. 1871 Tirzas Ķidās
Photo1045-0636b1930Emilis MelngailisAuguļu Lize zim. 1869 Velenu muižā, saveju vidū.
Photo1045-0636c1930Emilis MelngailisAuguļu Lize
Photo1045-0698a1930Emilis MelngailisAkmentiņu ģimene Jaun-Laicenes Skujeniekos; Dziedātāja vecmāmiņa Akmentiņu Lize
Photo1045-0706a1930Emilis MelngailisLīvu balsu dziedātājas Dukuļu Ilze no Bruniņciema, Ermiku Madaļa no Sivaciem
Photo1045-0737a1930Emilis MelngailisOzoliņu ģimene Ilzenes Kārklupēs; Vedekla Milda, Vectētiņš Ozoliņš. Abi labi dziedātāji.Milda Ozoliņa, Ozoliņš
Photo1045-0737b1930Emilis MelngailisOzoliņu ģimenes atvase
Photo1045-0756a1930Emilis MelngailisLejasciema baznīca 
Photo1045-0756b1930Emilis MelngailisDziedātāja Stabulnieku Anna, dzim. 1856 Sinoles Krācēs.Stabulnieku Anna, dzim. 1856 Sinoles Krācēs
Photo1045-08201924Emilis MelngailisSenlatviskie muzikas rīki 
Photo1045-1197a1930Emilis MelngailisUbagu dziesma pie krievu baznīcas Augstpilī (sk. 678)
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