“KAMALEK”, Bashkir ethnic song, uzun-kuy. First registered by A.S. Klyucharyev in 1934, published in the “Bashkort khalk yirdary” collection by K.F. Akhmetov. The song is lyro-dramatic. According to the legend, it was composed by the bride of a dzhigit, who died crossing the Kamalek river on his way to her. The distinctive feature of the melody is active use of the upper part of its ambitus. The musical adaptations of “K.” for Symphony Orchestra and also for violin and piano were mere by K.Y. Rakhimov. The melody of “K.” was used by R.A. Murtazin in his symphony № 2 (1957).