The Lord Collection, 1950–51

Albert Lord returned to Yugoslavia several times after the Second World War, making many recordings of his own. Perhaps the most important of these were recorded between 1950 and 1951. Their significance lies in the fact that Lord was able to visit some of the same areas that Parry visited in the 1930s and was even able to record some of the same singers they had recorded almost two decades before, among them Avdo Međedović, Parry’s “Yugoslav Homer.” This material allowed Lord to study how individual songs and the technique of oral composition change and develop throughout the life of a singer. 


Sound Recordings: Magnetic Wires

Transcriptions of Sound Recordings