Messine-Gothic Notation in Slovakia in the Medieval Period Cover Image

Métsko-gotická notácia na Slovensku v období stredoveku
Messine-Gothic Notation in Slovakia in the Medieval Period

Author(s): Eva Veselovská
Subject(s): Music, Regional Geography, Local History / Microhistory, History of Art
Published by: Ústav hudobnej vedy Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: Slovakia; Hungary; Middle Ages; notation; manuscript; codex; fragment

Summary/Abstract: Messine-Gothic notation is the most frequently used medieval notation on the territory of Slovakia. Over 3/4 of all complete manuscripts or fragments document the Messine-Gothic notational system in the time period from the first half of the 14th century to the beginning of the 16th century. In Slovakia it is documented in the former capitular libraries in Bratislava, Spiš Chapter, and other cultural and ecclesiastical centres. Messine-Gothic notation from the territory of Slovakia exhibits a clear stylistic structure, which may be divided territorially into two extensive areas. The western group of extant monuments (Bratislava, western and most of central Slovakia) inclines to the scribal tradition of the Austrian and Moravian notational workshops (Bratislava Antiphonaries I, IIa, IIb, IV, Bratislava Missal “H” etc.). The eastern group around Spiš Chapter (eastern Slovakia: Spiš Chapter, Levoča, Košice, Prešov; part of central Slovakia: Banská Štiavnica) in style and form approximates to the Polish manuscripts from Krakow (Spiš Gradual, Spiš Antiphonary and others.).

  • Issue Year: 9/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 165-199
  • Page Count: 35
  • Language: Slovak