J. Uchyła-Zroski (red.), "Zarys współczesnych kierunków badań nad wartościami w muzyce" (s. 99-107)
The work is devoted to the person of Jerzy Drozd (1907—1981), a pedagogue, singer, conductor,
folklorist and organizer of a music life in Cieszyn Silesia. It presents his life and achievements
within the scope of hymn, dance and ceremony folklore.
106 Część I. Wartości w refleksji naukowej i rozważaniach teoretycznych...
16 Ibidem, s. 71.
Jerzy Drozda’s interests connected with folk cultural tradition were rewarded with works of
a source character. They involve: recordings of selected love and family hymns revealed in volumes
of Pieśni ludowe z polskiego Śląska (v. 3, book 1 and 2), and own works entitled Wiązanka
tańców śląskich, Dożynki cieszyńskie, Cieszyński śpiewnik regionalny. The publications contain
numerous melodies of hymns and folk dances with their choreographic descriptions and circumstances
of their performance. Source materials, obtained directly in the very area and the ones the
author knows personally are regarded as the evidence proving richness and variety of folklore and
topicality of music culture in Cieszyn region.
For a contemporary receiver, folklore works by Jerzy Drozd will remain an important book
of knowledge of a traditional social culture, vocal, dance and performing art of the citizens of
Cieszyn Silesia, a precious lesson for folk bands and regional groups.