Izvoren Ensemble
Macedonian and Balkan Folk Music

Izvoren Ensemble

You should not think of the transcriptions as the last word on what's recorded, either melodically or re: ornamentation; I sometimes combined versions of melodies into one, or had to guess at some of the ornaments. Transcriptions are formatted so that 2-page transcriptions can be 3-hole-punched as facing pages. Tamubura chords formatted as X #,# indicate the chord followed by the suggested frets, drone string first, then melody. For a complete explanation of the tambura notation, transcriptions, tablature, fingering, strumming, and ornaments, please see Macedonian Folk Songs for Voice and Tambura Volume 1 and Volume 2. There is also a key available of the kaval ornaments I use for these transcriptions.

Please note that for some recordings still available for purchase, I have intentionally degraded the quality of the mp3 file associated with it, as well as truncated the file at both ends. For more specific questions and any suggestions, feel free to reach me via the contact form.


Iroquois Springs 2012 students: Below is the list of pieces for this year's camp. The class CD I bring to camp will have the full versions at CD quality. Let me know if you have any questions. See you soon!

Izvoren Ensemble:

  1. Baba Ǵurǵa (11)
  2. Dimčevsko Oro
  3. Kavalsko Oro
  4. Kupi Ludo
  5. Sitna Lisa
  6. Neli Storime Vera i Kletva (song with Dragi's classes)


Name Entire
Piece
Kaval Tambura Gajda mp3 Real
Audio
Midi
Baba Ǵurǵa (7) Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Baba Ǵurǵa (11) (rev. 2012-08) Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Bufčansko Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Deverovo Oro (rev. 2011-08) Yes No No No Yes No No
Dimčevsko Oro (rev. 2011-08) Yes No No No Yes No No
Gradovečko Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Janino Oro (Stefče) (rev. 2011-08) Yes No No No Yes No No
Kavalsko (rev. 2012-07) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kupi Ludo (Devetorka) (rev. 2012-07) Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Marino Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Neli Storime Vera i Kletva Yes No No No Yes No No
Nevestinsko Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Odeno Yes No No No No No No
Ovčepolska Potrčulka Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ovčepolsko Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pirinsko Za Ramo Oro (rev. 2011-08) Yes No No No Yes No No
Posednica Oro (rev. 2011-08) Yes No No No Yes No No
Ratevka Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Sitna Lisa (rev. 2012-08) Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Snošti Ti Dojdov Na Gosti (rev. 2011-08) Yes No No No Yes No No
Strumino Oro (rev. 2011-08) Yes No No No Yes No No
Zelenikovka Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Žensko Pušteno Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes