hammered dulcimer

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

rec. Andrzej Bieńkowski. Kazimierz; Music Lost & Found
Classification: 3 Chordophones / 31 Simple chordophones or zithers / 314 Board zithers / 314.1 True board zithers / 314.12 With resonator / 314.122 With resonator box (box zither) / 314.122-4 True board zithers with resonator box (box zither) sounded by hammers or beaters
Maker: Unknown
Date: first half of the 20th c.
Village / Town: Piątkowa (?)
Region: Lesser Poland (Subcarpathia)
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MLIM/MS/1574
Decoration: resonance holes covered with rosettes with floral motives
Measurements: 695-940 x 337 x 78 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: variable, usually the lower tone G – d, scale from two, sometimes incomplete, to over four octaves
Performance practice: formerly an instrument of Jewish and Gypsy musicians, later folk musicians; it was played solo or in bands, particularly in the area of Rzeszów, in Subcarpathia, and the Vilnius area; dulcimers from east Lesser Poland are usually bigger and louder than those from Vilnius
Catalog card by: Zbigniew J. Przerembski

In the Court of Sanok; Wojciech Sowa (1911-1977, Piątkowa), violin, Józef Sowa (1904-1983, Piątkowa), hammered dulcimer; rec. Piątkowa 1974; Sources of Polish Folk Music. Polish Radio Folk Collection

Gypsy Polka; Józef Piątek (b. 1913, Gać Przeworska), hammered dulcimer; rec. Płock 1978; Sources of Polish Folk Music. Polish Radio Folk Collection

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