Both Robert Elsie and I are delighted that our translation of Gjergj Fishta’s. Lahuta e Malcis (the Albanian national epic) has emerged into the light of day. Buy Lahuta e Malcis 1 by Gjergj Fishta (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The gusle is a single-stringed musical instrument (and musical style) traditionally used in the . Gjergj Fishta, the Albanian national poet and priest, wrote the book “Lahuta e Malsis” which translates to “The Highmountain Lute” and is often played with a lahuta. The famous Albanian song about Gjergj Elez Alia, the Albanian.

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There is no consensus about the origin of the instrument.

User Username Password Remember me. The famous Albanian song about Gjergj Elez Aliathe Albanian mythological hero who slays a beast that rises from the sea, is also played with a lahuta. The instrument is held vertically between the knees, with the left hand fingers on the neck. The gusle has been used by the Croats in Herzegovinathe South Croatian hinterlandLikaas well as in Bosnia and Western Bosnia as lhuta accompaniment for epic poetry lahhta hundreds of years.

The gusle player holds the instrument vertically between his knees, with the left hand fingers on the strings. We translated many expressions unique to Malcks, and did our best to describe symbols of Albanian mythology and legend such as oras female spiritszanas protective labuta spiritsdraguas semi-human figures with supernatural powersshtrigas witcheslugats vampiresand kulshedras seven-headed dragon-like lxhuta.

The strings are never pressed to the neck, giving a harmonic and unique sound. It was important for Robert Elsie and I to achieve an atmosphere similar to that of other important European epics such as Beowulf EnglandThe Kalevala Finlandand the grand medieval poems of the eleventh and twelfth centuries such as The Song of Roland FranceNibelungenlied Germanyand Poem of the Cid Spain.

Tuksar, HMD, Zagreb In addition Sebastian describes the performance, explaining macis the guslar would hold the gusle between his knees and goes into a highly emotional artistic performance with a sad and dedicated expression on his face. Gjergj Fishtathe Albanian national poet and priest, wrote the book “Lahuta e Malsis” which translates to “The Highmountain Lute” and is often played with a lahuta.


The Epic in the Making. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If possible, makcis the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. Singing to the accompaniment of the Gusle.

Often they were constructed jalcis the singers and players themselves, shepherds or even by specialized gusle builders from urban areas. Gusle recordings can be heard on a number of CD compilations published by Croatian ethnologists, which are in most cases distributed locally by the artists themselves.

Porthill Publishers, Edgware, Middiesex, Gusle are a national instrument in Montenegro and fundamental to national music, folklore and tradition. One-string fiddles Drumhead lutes Necked bowl lutes Bowed monochords Albanian musical instruments Serbian musical instruments Bosnian musical instruments Montenegrin musical instruments.

Croatia’s most famous contemporary guslar is Mile Krajina. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Lahuta E Malcis

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The Albanian songs are octosyllablein relation to the decasyllable Serbian, and a more primitive type of rhyming is regular. We kept the octosyllabic rhythm consistent throughout, and we captured the qualities common to all epics: Our task with translating The Highland Lute into English has been to make the language relevant and understandable for the modern reader while still retaining its colloquial, archaic, majestic, and heroic feel which gives a strong sense of the past. A model attribution edit summary using German: Sachs, believe that the gusle has an Oriental origin, brought to Europe in the 10th century via the Islamic cultural wave.


Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: Serbian Gusle The sound of the Serbian gusle. The term “gusle” by Alberto Fortis has been introduced into European literature.

Yale Center for International and Area Studies, For the multi-string instrument, see Gusli. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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In Albanian types, the lutes head is often carved after a goats head or a hawk, the latter representing the Albanian flag. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Abstract The Highland Lute, the Albanian national epic poem, contains 15, lines. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. The Serbian gusle has one or two strings and is usually made of maple wood.

The instrument is always accompanied by singing; musical folklore, specifically epic poetry. Polish poets of the 17th century mentioned the gusle in their works. The instrument was very common in Kosovo and Albania, specially in the mountain regions such as Mzlcis. There is minor differing characteristics of vocality in the regions of Southeast Europe. He ranked them as being equal to the Song of Songs, as did Goethe somewhat later.

Jacob Grimm began to learn Serbian so that he could read the poems in the original. Most lyrics center around historical figures who played an important role in Croatian history often folk heroes who died tragic deaths, such as hajduks or significant historical events mostly battles against invaders or occupying powers.

The gusle consists of a wooden sound boxthe maple being considered as the best material therefore often the instrument is referred to as “gusle javorove” – maple guslecovered with an animal skin lahtua a neck with an intricately carved head.

Serbian folk poetry was given a marvelous reception, as it appeared in Europe when Romanticism was in full bloom.

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