Glazba povijesnih hrvatskih zemalja u srednjemu vijeku = Music of historical Croatian countries in the Middle Ages

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Zagreb : Leykam international, Croatia, p.272 (2022)




Choruses and Carols, Croatia, Middle Ages, Music - Church music - Hymns


<p>The monograph on the oldest sources of Croatian music is the first systematic presentation of parchment manuscripts that bear witness to the musical culture of historical Croatian countries in the Middle Ages in the period from the 11th century to the end of the 16th century. These are liturgical and musical codes written in Latin, Carolingian script, Gothic or Beneventan script and notated using different types of medieval musical notation. They were created in foreign and also in Croatian scriptoriums at the behest and encouragement of local ecclesiastical centers (monastic or diocesan). These handwritten musical sources bear witness to the foundations of Croatian musical literacy and the affiliation of the historical Croatian lands to the Western ecclesiastical rite, the Roman Church. In the comparative context of related European musical liturgical manuscripts, the author provides an overview of the history of the Gregorian chorale (cantilene romana, cantus romanus), Beneventan chant and the Glagolitic sung tradition of the Croatian coast. These are the latest results of research into Croatian, German, Southern Italian and Hungarian liturgical-church music sources through the discovery of their real ecclesiastical origin and identity, which until today were largely only guessed at or sporadically known.<br /><br /><br /></p>