Ethnographic wax cylinders

Two Lullabies: "Lali Punnale" and "Lali lali Sri"

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  • Recording date

    1910 or 1911

  • Recording locations

    Tanjore, India

  • Recordist

    Fox Strangways, A. H.

  • Abstract

    Two lullabies sung by a female school teacher: 1. Lali Punnale [starts at 0:10]; 2. Lali lali Sri [starts at 0:45]. The same singer as C72/872-5, but not transcribed in the book The Music of Hindostan. A photo of the singer with the caption "Schoolmistress, Tanjore" is given in plate 4, next to page 63. Arthur Fox Strangways (1859-1948) came from an aristocratic family, and studied music at Balliol College Oxford, and then at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. It was after a career as a teacher that Fox Strangways embarked on a field trip to India from 1910 to 1911, having travelled to the country some years earlier. In the course of his fieldwork, Fox Strangways recorded over forty wax cylinders in Raipur, Madras, Trichur, Tanjore, Allahabad, Jhelum and Poona. As a result, Strangways published The Music of Hindostan in 1914, containing transcriptions of his recordings, and of other musical examples.

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    Fox Strangways No.25a

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