NOVÉ NÁPEVY LEVOČSKÝCH VYDANÍ CITHARY SANCTORUM Z ROKOV 1674 A 1684
New tunes in the Levoča editions of Cithara Sanctorum published in 1674 and 1684
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Among the new melodies from the editions of the Slovak hymnbook Cithara Sanctorum published in 1674 and 1684, apart from melodies carried over (principally German and Czech). There are also 35 anonymous tunes of domestic origin, attested only in Hungarian sources. In terms of musical style, these tunes belong to two strata – the older early baroque and the later with style elements of high baroque. The identification of older tunes is made possible by, among other things, their incidence in the form of four- or five-voice adaptations in German, Hungarian and Slovak manuscript sources. While the edition of 1674, which was prepared by Jeremiáš Lednický, furnishes numerous tunes in both the older and more modern styles, the later edition by Daniel Sinapius Horčička is more conservative in its selection of domestic tunes and presents only melodies from an older layer, which hitherto had not been recorded in printed sources.
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