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By Kalin S. Kirilov

An in-depth research of the Bulgarian harmonic procedure is lengthy past due. greater than twenty years because the Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares choir was once provided a Grammy (1990), there isn't any scholarly examine of the appealing sounds of Bulgarian vertical sonorities. Kalin Kirilov lines the slow formation of a different harmonic process that constructed in 3 sorts of Bulgarian song: village track from the Thirties to the Nineteen Nineties, marriage ceremony track from the Seventies to 2000, and choral preparations (obrabotki) - creations of the socialist interval (1944-1989), popularized by means of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares. Kirilov classifies the various ways to concord and situates them of their old and cultural contexts, constructing new platforms for research. within the approach, he introduces a brand new approach for the categorization of scales.

Kirilov argues that the ready-made ideas which are usually pressured onto Bulgarian song - ‘westernization’, ‘socialist’ or ‘Middle jap influence’, aren't in simple terms superseded but additionally too imprecise to be of use in figuring out the delicate modal and harmonic platforms present in Bulgarian tune. As an insider who has played, composed and organized this song for 30 years, Kirilov is uniquely certified to interpret it for a world audience.

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