The book, written on the material of song manuscripts XI-XVII centuries., Considered the ancient Russian church singing as a system. The author builds its classification on the basis of musical and speech patterns, it reveals a typology. Reliance on basic language and structural elements makes it possible to recreate the picture of the evolution of ancient Russian singing culture as a historical and stylistic process. The historical aspect of the study is enriched with an appeal to the Byzantine origins - from the liturgical, church-singing musical literacy to writing. On the basis of the author generated using the method of structural analysis identified chant stylistic features disclosed compositional technique raspevschikov. On stylistic grounds for the first time the existence of two regional traditions - Central Russia and the North. Applications include ancient Russian chants monody and early polyphony, presented in the original notation and original interpretation of the letter of the hook. For the first time in the domestic medieval decoded not only famous, but also kondakarnye chants XI-XII centuries., In a new way Read early polyphony samples. The book is addressed to professional musicians, linguists, specialists in the field of Old Russian culture, as well as a wide range of music lovers and everyone interested in the history of Russian culture.
Singing Traditions of Ancient Russia
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