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Unpublished Musical Manuscripts from Agapia Monastery (20th century)
Unpublished Musical Manuscripts from Agapia Monastery (20th century)

Author(s): Ionuţ-Gabriel Nastasă
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: Agapia Monastery; psaltic music; musical manuscripts; church singing; Gh. N. Carp

Summary/Abstract: The present study briefly describes seven novelty musical manuscripts stored in the library of Agapia Monastery (Neamţ County, Romania). These were gathered in the course of the 20th century, representing collections of psaltic chants used in church services. Analyzing these manuscripts, I have identified without question the nuns preference for chants composed by Romanian authors. I have also noticed the involvement and musical influence of professor and composer Gh. N. Carp in the Psaltic Singing School from Agapia in the years between the World Wars.