Reconsidering the Orthodox notated manuscripts from the end of the 12th and 13th century, related to Bulgaria Cover Image

Reconsidering the Orthodox notated manuscripts from the end of the 12th and 13th century, related to Bulgaria
Reconsidering the Orthodox notated manuscripts from the end of the 12th and 13th century, related to Bulgaria

Author(s): Svetlana Kujumdžieva
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Slavic notated manuscripts; Palaeo-Byzantine notation; Greek notated manuscripts; Middle Byzantine notation; Studite Typikon

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines Slavic and Greek manuscripts from the end of the 12th and from the 13th centuries that are connected with Bulgaria. The most frequent types of Slavic manuscripts were the Menaia and the Triodia, and they were notated in Palaeo-Byzantine notation. According to the notation used, one can divide them into three groups: manuscripts partly notated in Palaeo-Byzantine notation of the Coislin and/or the Chartres type, manuscripts with theta notation and manuscripts that are notated entirely in Palaeo-Byzantine notation. The Greek manuscripts are Sticheraria and were notated in Middle Byzantine notation. All of these offer a rich and extremely dynamic picture of musical practice in the lands of Bulgaria, using the Studite Typikon. The manner of notation in the manuscripts testifies to the existence of different planes in the interpretation of ecclesiastical music.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 179-198
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian