Valle nga rrethi i Librazdhit
Author: Agolli, Nexhat
|Publisher||Universiteti Shtetëror i Tiranës, Instituti i Folklorit|
|Edition||1972, Tirana, hard cover|
|Format||17 x 24 cm|
|Illustrations||95 b&w drawings, 20 b&w photographs|
|Availability||no longer available, 1500 copies printed|
|Price indication||ALL 500 (approx. EUR 3.61 / USD 4.54)|
As many regions in Albania have their own specific styles of dancing, certainly Librazdhit region is a special one.
This book describes the general characteristics of this style in about 40 pages, followed by a summary in French on 16 pages.
The rest of the pages presents 28 dances in full description, divided in the following chapters: women's dances, dances with songs for men, the dances for two men and the dances for a mixed group.The separate descriptions contain a notation which we might be known as Romanotation (see the sample page), a short introduction/history text, a step by step description with the musical score as guidance and the musical score and lyrics to the songs.
Usually all these dances are named Vallja e Librazdhit, but here the original names of the different dances are used.
Occasionally a copy might be found in a second hand bookshop for about 500-800 ALL.