Music sources of the region are mentioned from the 16th century, manuscripts from the 17th and 18th century, as well as editions and collections from the 19th and 20th century. Supplementary registers document the archive collections of the Ethnomusicological Department of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and the Záhorie Museum collection in Skalica. Bibliographical information is attached with its content. More than 1600 melodies are published in numerous collections and more than twice as much are at disposal in the archive collections. They are the starting point of research carried out in the Záhorie region, which is situated north- and northwestwards of Bratislava. Comparative remarks concern relations to Austria (the Marchfeld) and the Moravian-Slovakia region.
P. Michalovic, Ústav hudobnej vedy SAV, Dúbravska cesta 9, 841 04 Bratislava 4, Slovak Republic
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