CWACH, Michael.

PhD University of Canterbury 2012 Pages: 583p +2 DVD

The pukl and Chodsko : aspects of linkage between a bagpipe and an ethnographic region

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Link to Thesis: http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/bitstream/10092/7462/1/thesis_fulltextpdf.pdf

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Abstract/Summary/Outline:

The pukl, commonly called dudy, is a bellow-blown bagpipe whose origin and development can be traced to older forms known as grosser Bock and polnischer Bock. The instrument is an important feature in the identity of Chodsko, an ethonographic region of West Bohemia. This thesis shows the significance of the pukl in Chodish tradition through its organology, pedagogy, performance practice, and history...

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