MUSICIANS IN THE PROCESSIONS OF OLOMOUC BISHOPS
Based on depictions and chronicle reports, the work focuses on participation of the horn-blowers and timpanists in the processions organised upon the occassion of bishops' entries to Olomouc between 1664-1748. Six of bishop's horn-blowers rode horses or went on foot near the bishop dressed up in beautiful costumes. Units of attending townsfolk, and municipal guards were acompanied only by drummers, or, eventually, by a piper playing the transverse flute. Town's musicians played wind instruments from the tower gallery. The ceremony went on with ringing bells, mortar cannonade, and volley fire from the cannons and muskets. Such processions were typical for the bishops of the Baroque period. After mid-eighteenth century they lost their pompous fashion or were not taking place through danger by war.
J. Sehnal, Hudebni veda, Oddeleni hudebni historie EU AV CR, Puskinovo nam. 9, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
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