Early Music

Distribution Routes of Philippe de Monte’s and Jacob Regnart’s Oeuvre in the Territory of Present-day Slovakia in the 16th and the 17th Century

The study focuses on the reception of the oeuvre of two important musicians of the High Renaissance, namely Philippe de Monte and Jacob Regnart (both active at the imperial court of Rudolf II), in the territory of present-day Slovakia, i.e. in the territory of historical Hungary in the 16th and the 17th century. Through handwritten […]

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Double-Choir Music by Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern (1594-1648): Differences between Compositions Preserved in the Sammlung Bohn and the Levoča Music Collection

The compositions for double choir by the Silesian composer Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern (1594 – 1648) were preserved in primary sources exclusively as manuscripts. Because they never appeared in print, there are differences between the various versions of his pieces. By comparing his selected compositions preserved in the “Sammlung Bohn” and in the “Levoča Music […]

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Samuel Capricorn’s Scelta Musicale: the Methodological and Editorial Problems in Preparing its Urtext Edition

The posthumously published collection of eight sacred motets for solo voice and one or two instruments did not get preserved in its complete form. However, it can be reconstructed from several preserved handwritten copies whose confrontation reveals various versions of the compositions, as well as other alterations and corrections made by the copyists. The editor […]

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Perspectives of the Reconstruction of the Cithara Sanctorum (1636) and of Editing Georgius Tranoscius’ Hymns

The anniversary of the Reformation brought about several editorial projects in 2017, which made several sources connected to this significant event available to today’s readers. They can serve as an inspiration for editing local sources and, at the same time, as a commitment to implement similar projects in Slovakia as well. Cithara Sanctorum (CS) is […]

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The Evangelist in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion: a Comparison of its Concertante and Scenic Interpretation

The study traces the differences in the two possible forms of interpreting the character of the Evangelist in a scenic and in a concertante performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s passion.  It is based on the analysis of the text and on the musical and scenic arrangement of the passions in Bach’s oeuvre.

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Round-Table Musicological Discussion at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University

During the Week of Science and Technology, musicological departments also prepared noteworthy events. On 10 November 2015, the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava housed a scientific event organized by its Department of Musicology on Thematic Catalogues and Databases of Early Music, focusing on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. The […]

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