Przyczynek do historii ruchu Cecyliańskiego w Polsce
Few remarks about the history of the caecilian movement in Poland
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The Caecilian movement (XIX century) was mainly supposed to contribute to the increase in the standards of church music performances. Its ideas reached Poland relatively quickly and amongst honoured propagators of church music renewal, there was priest B. Maryański. In 1891, first issue of Calendar for rural organists (soon converted into yearbook), edited by B. Maryański, and was issued. These writings were supposed to help church musicians. The content of the article was prepared basing mainly on these yearbooks, which were considered as not remained. Their subject matter concentrates on the issue of the increase of the abilities and the extension of knowledge necessary to fulfil the organist’s tasks. Perfectly then, it fits religious journalistic mainstream of that period. Priest B. Maryański’s publication was definitely crucial, yet nowadays its hard to determine how wide range and level of influence it had.
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