Moravian Traditional Music

Moravian traditional music represents a part of the European musical culture connected with the regions around the western Carpathian Mountains. Many styles of Moravian traditional music exist, varying by location and function, but much of it is characterized by a specific melodic and harmonic texture related to the Eastern European musical world. According to Czech musicologist Jiří Plocek, Moravia  is the area where the European East musically meets the West.

Moravian folk bands are mainly centered around a string section and a large cimbalom, which are often complemented by other instruments. Moravian traditional music influenced many Czech classical composers’ work, especially Leoš Janáček, who was at the forefront of the Moravian folklore movement. Towards the end of the 20th century, Moravian folk music had a noticeable influence on the Czech jazz scene, and folk songs have been adapted into rock bands‘ repretoires. Today, there are many festivals still held throughout Moravia with performances from traditional bands and dance ensembles.

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Česky: Cimbálová muzika folklórního souboru Ma...

Types of Moravian folk songs

  • Love songs – the most numerous category dealing with feelings of love in various forms (joyous songs, sad songs)
  • Wedding songs
  • Recruitment and army songs including, for example, songs relating to the Battle of Austerlitz
English: Map of ethnographical regions of Mora...
English: Map of ethnographical regions of Moravia, based on Plocek, Jiří: Hudba středovýchodní Evropy, p. 43. Torst 2003 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of Moravian ethnographic regions

  • Pastoral songs (in Czech: pastevecké písně)
  • Jocular songs – with ironic and sharp remarks focusing on human weaknesses
  • Drinking songs – in praise of the scent and flavour of wine and spirits; poking fun at those who drink too much
  • Ceremonial songs – carnival songs, work songs, dance songs, carols
  • Funeral choir songs – This form has survived only in the Horňácko Region.

My Paternal Grandfather, Karel Fredrich aka Charlie Fredrick aka Charles Frederick

Pvt Charles F Charlie Frederick, Sr

Charles “Charlie” Frederick, held by Grandson, Joseph Lee Frederick

Pvt. Charles F “Charlie” Frederick
also known as Karel Fredrich and Charlie Fredrick
 
Birth:
Apr. 20, 1892

Mala Lhota, Vsetine, Moravia

Death:
Mar. 9, 1947

Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Died: 9 March 1947 of Stomach Cancer in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Family links:
Spouse:
Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)

Children:
Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ (1914 – 2009)
Juanita Elizabeth Frederick Christ (1915 – 2011)
Jerome Frederick (1919 – 1919)
Woodrow Frederick (1921 – 1991)
Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)
Charles Frederick (1928 – 1993)

Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Barrett
Harris County
Texas, USA

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069788

He was also known as Karel Fredrich and Charlie Fredrick.Born: Mala Lehota, Vsetin, Moravia on April 20, 1892. No middle name, when he joined the service he used F. for his middle name, because they told him that he had to have one.(His headstone birthdate is not accurate-he was born in 1892 according to his citizenship papers and my Aunt, his daughter).

Father: Joe Frederick (according to Census records)

Emigrated: 1894 from Czechoslovakia, according to the 1930 U.S. Census for Harris County, Texas.

Last known residence was Pusta Polom, Ostrava, Moravian-Silesia.

Charlie “Chas” F. Frederick (also known as Karel Fredrick) and Elizabeth “Bessie” Annie (Mazac) Frederick, of Granger, Taylor, Crosby, and Houston, Texas.

Married: 12 October 1914 in Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

Name: Charlie Frederick
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Spouse’s Name: Annie B. Mazac
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Event Date: 12 Oct 1914
Event Place: , Williamson, Texas
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59402-1
System Origin: Texas-VR
GS Film number: 1007899
Reference ID: 2:1FZK0L0

Charles “Charlie” F. Frederick

Born: 20 April 1892 in Mala Lhota, Vsetin, Moravia. 

Emigrated from Pusta Polom, Moravia to Austin, Travis County, Texas in 1894 according to Texas records.

He came to reside with his Uncle Joe Frederick, who sponsored him in order for him to come to America. Uncle Joe had to promise to support him until he found work. Served as Private in the U.S. Army, Czech-Slovak Legionnaires during World War I in France. He earned his U.S. citizenship in 1918 for his service to our country.

FREDERICK, CHARLES, SERVED IN THE CZECH-SLOVAK LEGIONS ARMY, DURING WORLD WAR I, IN FRANCE FOR UNITED STATES AND “ALLIES”. CHARLIE RECEIVED HIS UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP IN 1918 FOR SERVICE IN THE ARMY. ARMISTICE DAY WAS ON THE 11 NOV. 1918, WHEN WORLD WAR I ENDED. AFTER FOUR SEEMINGLY ENDLESS YEARS OF TRENCH WARFARE AND ENORMOUS CASUALTIES ON BOTH SIDES, AN ARMISTICE WAS SIGNED BETWEEN THE “ALLIES” AND “GERMANY”.

name:Charlie Fredrick
residence: Taylor, Williamson, Texas
estimated birth year:1892
age:28
birthplace:Europe
relationship to head of household:Self
gender:Male
race:W
marital status:Married
father’s birthplace:Russia/Poland
mother’s birthplace:Texas
film number:1821857
digital folder number:4390329
image number:00875
sheet number:2
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
selfCharlie FredrickM28yEurope
wifeBessie FredrickF24yTexas
sonBarnie FredrickM4yTexas
dauAneta FredrickF3yTexas

name: Charlie Fredrick
residence: 210 DAVIS STREET, Taylor, Williamson County, Texas
estimated birth year: 1892
age: 28
birthplace: Europe
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Male
race: W
marital status: Married
father’s birthplace: Russia Poland
mother’s birthplace: Texas
film number: 1821857
digital folder number: 4390329
image number: 00875
sheet number: 2
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Charlie Fredrick M 28y Europe
wife Bessie Fredrick F 24y Texas
son Barnie Fredrick M 4y Texas
dau Aneta Fredrick F 3y Texas
Citing this Record:
“United States Census, 6 January 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHTG-N2D : accessed 29 Jan 2013), Charlie Fredrick, , Williamson, Texas; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 2A, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821857.

name:Charles Fredrick
Event:Census
event date:1930
event place:Precinct 3, Houston, Harris, Texas
gender:Male
age:37
marital status:Married
race:White
birthplace:Czechoslovakia
estimated birth year:1893
immigration year:1894
relationship to head of household:Head
father’s birthplace:Czechoslovakia
mother’s birthplace:Czechoslovakia
enumeration district number:0188
family number:158
sheet number and letter:8B
line number:96
nara publication:T626, roll 2352
film number:2342086
digital folder number:4547975
image number:01099
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Charles Fredrick M 37 Czechoslovakia
wife Bissie Fredrick F33 Texas
daughter Rainnie Fredrick F 14 Texas
daughter Juanita Fredrick F 12 Texas
son Woodroe Fredrick M 8 Texas
son Leroy Fredrick M 4 Texas
sonCharlie Fredrick M 1 Texas
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H1JJ-VN2 : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Charles Fredrick, Precinct 3, Harris, Texas; citing enumeration district (ED) 0188, sheet 8B, family 158, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2352

Name: Charles Frederick
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 09 Mar 1947
Event Place: Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 20 Apr 1892
Birthplace: , Europe
Father’s Name: Joe Frederick
Mother’s Name:
Certificate Number: 12121
GS Film number: 2218567
Digital Folder Number: 005145064
Image Number: 01992
Citing this Record
“Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3SS-NZY : accessed 02 Apr 2014), Charles Frederick, 09 Mar 1947; citing certificate number 12121, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2218567.

Charles F. “Charlie” Frederick

This is my Daddy, Leroy Eugene Frederick, my brother,  Joseph, me, Sally, and sister, Phyllis Frederick, and Teri Christ, my cousin. We were standing in front of our home at 1709 Cheston Drive in Jacinto CityHarris County, Texas in 1957

My father was Leroy Eugene Frederick.

Charlie & Bessie had five children together: Agnes Rainnie (Christ), Juanita Elizabeth (Christ), Leroy Eugene, Woodrow, and Charles Frederick.  

Bessie & Charlie Frederick, Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Oct. 13, 2011

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The Williamson County Courthouse located at 30...Saints_Cyril_and_Methodius_Catholic_Church_Granger-Texas

Seal of Williamson County, Texas

My Paternal Grandmother was Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac Frederick, and she was the Matriarch of the Frederick family. She was born in Granger, Williamson County, Texas in 1895. Charlie and Bessie obtained their marriage license in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.

Name Charlie Frederick
Spouse’s Name Annie B. Mazac
Event Date 12 Oct 1914
Event Place   Williamson, Texas
 Citing this Record

“Texas Marriages, 1837-1973,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX73-Z86 : 5 December 2014), Charlie Frederick and Annie B. Mazac, 12 Oct 1914; citing , Williamson, Texas, , reference 2:1FZK0L0; FHL microfilm 1,007,899.

They married on October 12, 1914 in Williamson County, Texas.  Charlie and Bessie were both Catholics.  They resided in Taylor, Texas for the U.S. Census for 1920. They rented a house at 210 Davis Street.I still have not figured out why Agnes was not on the 1920 Census but a son Barnie age 4 (my family…

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