Bayard, Samuel Preston
|born on||10 April 1908 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )|
|Place||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 40n26, 80w00|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°20' 11°20 Asc. 04°38'|
American internationally-known folklorist and musicologist who collected fiddle and fife tunes in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia from 1928 to 1963. He is known for his interest in the melodies of traditional music at a time when often only the texts were collected. He introduced the concept of "melodic families", which are groups of tunes that appears to be structurally related. He traced the origins of many traditional American fiddle tunes back to the British Isles.
He died on 10 January 1997, aged 88, in State College, Pennsylvania. An award in his name has been established at Penn State for graduate students in comparative literature.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist (Musicologist)
- Vocation : Science : Anthropology (Folklorist)