SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 6: Yor-yor & Kelin keldi / My Soul & The Bride Has Come

The first melody in this pair is famous as the main tune of the wedding circle 'Nash Duchava'. Here, it is suitably played in celebratory fashion by the ensemble, but in reality it is a sad song, because marriage separates the bride from her natal family. 

The second melody begins with a fanfare in a fast pace that in traditional weddings announced of arrival of the bride: this was the most exciting moment of an Uzbek wedding, and led to great joy  expressed in an exuberant dance that all those present would join.