Walter J Kasura Russian Folk Music Collection, 1960-1983 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
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Consists of manuscripts, research notes, personal papers, and published works, including Russian and gypsy folk songs, other vocal and choral works, instrumental solos, scores and parts for orchestral and chamber performing ensembles (including many arrangements by Kasura), instrumental methods books, and reference books on performance practice, repertory, and historical development of the balalaika, domra, and Slavic folk orchestra.
Note to researchers: Many of these scores are written in Cyrillic, and there are some differences in transliteration. Here are some examples of the same Cyrillic combinations transliterated different ways: ch and zh; yaya and iaia; cz and ts; skaya and skaia; skogo and sky and ski(i). When searching for a particular piece, please use both options. For example "tanecz" and "tanets"; "Rimskogo-Korsakov" and "Rimsky-Korsakov."
See also record series number 35/3/68.
Series 1: Published Songs, c.1810-1970
Series 2: Instrumental Music, c. 1910-1980
Series 3: Personal Papers, c. 1905-1987
Series 4: American Popular Music, 1921-1938