MELODY «THE СAPTURE OF KAZAN» IN THE MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE VOLGA REGION PEOPLES: ON GENRE ATTRIBUTION

Abstract: 

The article deals with the historical legends about the capture of Kazan, which are common for the folklore of the Volga region peoples. The motif of playing/singing the melody is selected in the plots of the legends. The author analyzes the motif and additional information from the later published sources as well as materials of folklore expeditions to reveal the genre basis of the melody «The Capture of Kazan», recorded in the song traditions of the region, which is a march.

Key words: 

the Volga region, historical legends, instrumental folk tunes, song of the capture of Kazan.

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