Trojičná nedeľa u premonštrátov

Posted in Comming soon, Gregoriana May 26, 2010 at 11:02 PM

V nedeľu 30.5. na sviatok Najsvätejšej Trojice bude náš vokálny súbor spievať pri odpustovej svätej Omši v kostole Premonštrátov v Košiciach. Omša sa začína o 16:00. Srdečne pozývame!

V nedeľu 30.5. a 6.6. sa nekonajú latinské sv. Omše v Dóme sv. Alžbety v Košiciach.

Concert for Kyrgyzstan german slovak

Posted in Comming soon, Concerts, Gregoriana May 21, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Our vocal ensemble will be performed on May 29th 2010 at the Benefit concert for Kyrgyzstan. More details on the poster (in Slovak language only)

Koncert pre Kirgizstan

Paléographie musicale german slovak

Posted in Manuscripts, Musicology May 20, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Paleographie musicaleOn the website of the Abbey of Solesmes (which is celebrating its 1000th year since its foundation in 1010) we can read:

In 1833, a young priest of the diocese of Le Mans, Dom Prosper Guéranger, undertook the restoration of benedictine monastic life on the site of an old priory at Solesmes, after forty years of silence due to the French Revolution. He seized upon the restoration of Gregorian chant with enthusiasm and began by working on its execution, asking his monks to respect the primacy of the text in their singing: pronunciation, accentuation and phrasing, with an eye to guaranteeing its intelligibility, in the service of prayer. Dom Guéranger also placed the task of restoring the authentic melodies into the hands of one of his monks.

The handwriting, in “thin flyspecks”, of the original manuscripts was indecipherable at the time. But the invention of photography soon brought unforeseen benefits with it. Little by little, an incomparable collection grew at Solesmes, facsimiles of the principal manuscripts of the chant contained in the libraries of all Europe. This was the genesis of the Paleography of Solesmes.

In 1889 the first volume of Paléographie musicale was released. The goal of this edition is the publication of the extant manuscripts of latin liturgical chant. Now, twelve volumes of  the Paléographie musicale are available online thanks to Internet Archive.

These are the available volumes:

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Musicologie médiévale german slovak

Posted in Musicology May 20, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Musicologie médiévale:

Hoc rete factum est ut musicologae mediaevisti, gregorianistae et aliae personae quae gregorianum vel mediaevalem cantum amant inter se facile communicare possint.

Hoc rete poterit sic unusquisque non tantum optime dare operam, ut cognoscatur opus suum sed etiam cum hominibus novissime cognitis convenire.

Nolite haesitare ut aliis membris vocetis…

This network was created to help musicologists specialized in medieval music or Gregorian Chant to keep in touch with each other, or with others interested in Chant and medieval vocal music.

This network is naturally open to liturgists.

With this network, members will be able to make their work known to others, and to establish new contacts.

Please do not hesitate to invite other people to become member…