Hymns with a Three Kings theme in printed and manuscript hymnbooks of the 17th to the 19th centuries
The paper summarises the repertoire of hymns for the Feast of the Epiphany in selected printed and manuscript Slovak hymnbooks of the 17th to the 19th centuries. Altogether 27 hymns on the Tree Kings from these sources reﬂect the various developmental phases of the Christmas hymn in Slovakia: paraphrases of Latin hymns in the language of the people; contra facts on traditional tunes from Czech and Slovak, mainly anonymous, authors of the Renaissance and Baroque; hymns in pastoral style from the late 18th and early 19th centuries; original Church hymns from 19th century hymnbooks.
Ústav hudobnej vedy SAV, Dúbravská cesta 9, 841 04 Bratislava 4, Slovak Republic
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