Medieval Musical Culture of Przemysl, Przemysl’s and Sanok’s Lands Cover Image

Середньовічна музична культура Перемишля, Перемишльської та Сяноцької земель
Medieval Musical Culture of Przemysl, Przemysl’s and Sanok’s Lands

Author(s): Ivan Yuriyovych Kuzminsky
Subject(s): Cultural history, Music, Middle Ages, History of Art
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: singers; cantors; zitherists; organists; scribes of musical manuscripts; Mytusa; Gregorius Sanoceus;

Summary/Abstract: Purpose of Article. To collect and research information on the musical culture of the High Middle Ages (c. 1001-1300) and the Late Middle Ages (c. 1301-1500), Middle Ages in the westernmost historical Ukrainian ethnic territory, which is now a part of Poland - Przemysl’s land. Methodology. То apply general scientific objectivity principle, historical and logical, analytical approach and methods of cultural studies. Such methodological approach allows to disclose the limits of the main stages of Przemysl land musical culture development, to determine their specificity and regularity of the transformation specificity. Scientific Novelty. To expand a notion on the musical heritage of Ukraine and Ukrainians in a specific ethnocultural region and, thus, to include the certain knowledge in general, all-Ukrainian musicological discourse. Conclusions. In the result of the research it was defined that due to the Ukrainian discourse a history of the musical culture of these lands appears in new light and obtains novel meanings. We know a little about the musical culture of the Przemysl region in the XI and XIV centuries like any other regions of Kievan Rus. We know about next historical period almost exclusively under the sign of the Catholic musical culture, because the Southern part of the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia was annexed to the Polish Kingdom. Due to the own opinion, it is necessary to implement the idea of creative contribution into the Ukrainian musicology which has revealed a prominent role of Ukrainian musicians (Ruthenians) to the church musical culture of the Latin rite, in particular, in the XV century on the Przemysl and Sanok lands. A similar rethinking took place among the Ukrainian literary critics, who called this phenomenon as Latin-language Ukrainian literature. Also, this period is marked by the saved information concerning the existence of secular urban and traveling musicians in Przemysl and other cities. There is a markable fact that claims about German-origin musicians who have been colonists on the particular lands. In general, sometimes professional musicians gave an opportunity to the talented Ruthenian youth to make a dizzying career, as it happened with Gregorius Sanoceus.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 132-141
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Ukrainian