SZYMON FERDYNAND LECHLEITNER'S OFFERTORIA FROM THE MUSICAL COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE HIGHER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN SANDOMIERZ (Offertoria Szymona F. Lechleitnera ze zbioru ..Biblioteki Wyzszego Seminarium Duchownego w Sandomierzu)
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This article, which is based on the existing publications and on the results of the authoress' own research on the musical collection of the Seminary Library in Sandomierz, discusses the six 'Offertoria' by Szymon Ferdynand Lechleitner, a composer active in Poland in the first half of the 18th century. The article starts with an outline of the history of the genre of offertorium and includes a description of the archival sources, along with an analysis of form, texture, melody, harmony and the relations between text and music in the chosen Lechleitner's 'Offertoria'. Apart from the analysis of their compositional technique, the article discusses the course of 18th-century musical life in Sandomierz, the history of the musical collection of the Seminary Library in Sandomierz, and the present state of research on Lechleitner. A separate part of the article is the catalogue, published for the first time, of all Lechleitner's works (with their first lines) which have been discovered up till now.
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