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German regions in Transylvania 1910
Saxom cities founded



Dances with strong rhythm and robust dynamics. Roata feciorilor, Învârtita cu fetele, Jocul miresii or Jocul colacilor.

Ritual dances Brâul Group men's dances Lad's dances Verbunk
    Bărbătesc, De sărit    


See part in songs page

Mainly violin - possibly playing bagpipe motiefs.

Zongora ("piano" in Hungarian) since Bela Bartok's collecting has added strings and now performs a harmony, also drum with cymbal has been added. Nearest similar music is in Bihor and Slovak Gorales.

Also 18th century Transylvanian table music is with the Gypsy musicians, who also have a Transylvanian dance and music repertoire and more advanced chord harmonies.

Hungarians dance Csárdás 

Dance repertoire is based on the men's dance and the Învârtita in local forms. ST-EPE 0891 Joc bătrânesc de sărit is older version than the version from the Mara valley.



STM-0777 Fraţii Petreuş


POPESCU-JUDET, G. (1963) Jocuri Populare Din Oaş Si Maramureş - Volume 1, Casa Regională a Creaţiei Populare


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