National Identity through Musical and Poetic of Albanian Lullaby

Majlinda Hala

Abstract


This topic is intended to bring to the attention of the audience lullabies for children, as part of an individual and family life cycle and representation part of the national identity. Lullabies in Albanian folklore are developed through expressive music means, ranging from the minimal level of poetic and melodic possibilities of music and language. They develop reaching up to crystallized musical and literary forms, to authentic lullabies and songs sung under the function of lullabies and that suit more or less to lulls condition. Lullaby composers have carefully created a harmony between the literary language content with the dialectical of provinces where the lullabies are sang. Metric, strophic and prosodic features of lullabies show that they excel while using the resonant effects that offers the Albanian language, this in accordance with their melody, a compatibility that to be useful is dictated by some specific features that dictates the function of this genre. In conclusion, such examples show that in general lullabies retain a powerful emotional conductivity which stems from the idea of a lullaby sang by the mother. Thus, they are represented on both the melodious side as well as the rhythmic and poetic side through a frequent repetition of the same motif, with a small vocal stretch and without distant intervals breakthroughs finding distinctive characteristics and features from one geographical area to another.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n9p235


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