Both Robert Elsie and I are delighted that our translation of Gjergj Fishta’s. Lahuta e Malcis (the Albanian national epic) has emerged into the light of day. Buy Lahuta e Malcis 1 by Gjergj Fishta (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The gusle is a single-stringed musical instrument (and musical style) traditionally used in the . Gjergj Fishta, the Albanian national poet and priest, wrote the book “Lahuta e Malsis” which translates to “The Highmountain Lute” and is often played with a lahuta. The famous Albanian song about Gjergj Elez Alia, the Albanian.

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The design of the instrument is identical; only the design of the neck and head varies with ethnic or national motives Serbian gusle has Serbian motif, etc.

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For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Unsourced material lahita be challenged and removed. Gusle are a national instrument in Montenegro and fundamental to national music, folklore and tradition.

Tuksar, HMD, Zagreb Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Often they were constructed by the singers and players themselves, shepherds or even by specialized gusle builders from urban areas.

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The instrument is held vertically between the knees, with the left hand fingers on the neck. The instrument was very common in Kosovo and Albania, specially in the mountain regions such as Malsia. A model attribution edit summary using German: Retrieved from ” https: Croatia’s most famous contemporary guslar is Mile Krajina.

The Albanian songs are octosyllablein relation to the decasyllable Serbian, and a more primitive type of rhyming is regular.

The Serbian gusle has one or two strings and is usually made of maple wood. Rhythmically, The Highland Lute is very much like the American writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, Hiawatha, parts lauhta which I loved to recite as a young girl.


A guslar is an individual capable of reproducing and composing poems about heroes and historical events to the accompaniment of this instrument, usually in the decasyllable meter. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by lahta an interlanguage link to the source of your translation.

In addition Sebastian describes the performance, explaining that the guslar would hold the gusle between his knees and goes into a highly emotional artistic performance with a sad and dedicated expression on his face. The gusle has played a significant role in the history of Serbian epic poetry because of its association with the centuries-old patriotic oral legacy.

Please help to ensure that disputed statements are reliably sourced. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: He wrote minute analyses of each new volume of Serbian folk songs. The gusle has been used by the Croats in Herzegovinathe South Croatian hinterlandLikaas well as in Bosnia and Western Bosnia as an accompaniment for epic poetry for hundreds of years.

Serbian folk poetry was given a marvelous reception, as it appeared in Europe when Romanticism was in full bloom. Serbian Gusle The sound of the Serbian gusle. User Username Password Remember me. Our task with translating The Highland Lute into English has been to make the language relevant and understandable for the modern reader while still retaining its colloquial, archaic, majestic, and heroic feel which gives a strong sense of the past.

This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. One-string fiddles Drumhead lutes Necked bowl lutes Bowed monochords Albanian musical instruments Serbian musical instruments Bosnian musical instruments Montenegrin musical instruments. Most lyrics center around historical figures who played an important role in Croatian history often folk heroes who died tragic deaths, such as hajduks or significant historical events mostly battles against invaders or occupying powers.

Lahuta E Malcis

Polish poets of the 17th century mentioned the gusle in their works. Europe and North America. Problems playing this file? Gusle recordings can be heard on a number of CD compilations published by Croatian ethnologists, which are in most cases distributed locally by the artists themselves. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The famous Albanian song about Gjergj Elez Aliathe Albanian mythological hero who slays a beast that rises from the sea, is also played with a lahuta.


There is minor differing characteristics of vocality in the regions of Southeast Europe. Most of the epics are about the era of the Ottoman occupation and the struggle for the liberation from lahura. Singing to the accompaniment of the Gusle. For lauuta multi-string instrument, see Gusli. Sachs, believe that the gusle has an Oriental origin, brought to Europe in the 10th century via the Islamic cultural wave. A History of European Folk Music.

Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

It was important for Robert Elsie and I to achieve an atmosphere similar to that of other important European epics such as Beowulf EnglandThe Kalevala Finlandand the grand medieval poems of the eleventh and twelfth centuries such as The Song of Roland FranceNibelungenlied Germanyand Poem of the Cid Spain. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat The varieties of the guslar music are based on cultural basis; the content of the stories of each ethnic group is different, as different epic poems are used to accompany the instrument.