Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Sector of folklore

Monuments of Folklore of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East
Monuments of Folklore of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East
In Russian

17. The Shor Heroic Epics: Khan Pergen. Altyn Syryk

Edition prepared by A. I. Chudoyakov and R. B. Nazarenko.

“Kan Pergen” translation editing by V. S. Kuznetsoa, “Altyn Syryk” by S. P. Rozhnova. Scholarly editing by E. N. Kuzmina. Editing of the musicological section by E. E. Alekseev.—Moscow; Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1988.—463 pages.

The volume contains the Shor heroic tales “Kan Pergen” and “Altyn Syryk”. The latter tale is published in a traditional folklore style, while the former reflects an innovative approach to publishing heroic epics of Siberian peoples.

“Kan Pergen” represents the first time in Russian folklore studies that an entire epos has been published in a way that accurately captures the sound of the original narration. All the sections performed with instrumental accompaniment are provided with musical scores. Excerpts of the tale are recorded on the accompanying record. Both works are performed by the talented Shor kaichi P. I. Kydiyakov.

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