- Title:Albanie: Polyphonies Vocales Et Instrumentales / Albania: Vocal And Instrumental Polyphony
- Release date:1988
- Size FLAC version1195 mb
- Size MP3 version1507 mb
- Size WMA version1385 mb
- Record from:CD
|1||–Albanian Men's Group From Tepelenë||May You Live As Long As This Earth||4:28|
|2||–Albanian Men's Group From Permet||Song For Odrican||3:13|
|3||–Albanian Men's Group From Vlorë||Legend Of The Walled-In Woman||5:54|
|4||–Albanian Men's Group From Vlorë||What Have Ianina's Eyes Seen?||3:45|
|5||–Albanian Women's Group From Permet||Carter Leading The Caravan||4:17|
|6||–Albanian Men's Group From Gjirokastër||At The Peshkepi Pass||5:35|
|7||–Albanian Men's Group From Korçë||By The Riverside||2:02|
|8||–Albanian Group From Korçë||Kaba||3:22|
|9||–Albanian Men's Group From Korçë||For Freedom And The Flag||1:36|
|10||–Albanian Women's Group From Kolonjë||Song Of Emigration||5:30|
|11||–Albanian Group From Korçë||Kaba Preceding A Dance||4:35|
|12||–Albanian Women's Group From Kolonjë||Konofat's Song||2:55|
- Liner Notes [English Translation] – Barbara Thompson
- Recorded By, Liner Notes [Commentary], Photography By – Bernard Lortat-Jacob
Includes booklet in French and English.
The choice of music and musicians was based on that of the "Festival Folklorik Kombëtar" of Gjirokastër. This very important event, coordinated by the Tiranë Institute of Popular Culture, takes place every five years and lasts a full week. In 1983, it was the forum for some 1600 singers, dancers and musicians. Tracks nos. 1,3, 7, 11 and 12 were recorded at the Institute. The other pieces were recorded in the original towns and villages except No. 2 which was recorded at Ohrid, in Yugoslavia, in 1988.
The recordings were made during a mission of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and the Ministère des Relations extérieures, France.
- Distributed By – Harmonia Mundi France