About the project «Musical tradition of the sami of the Kola peninsula»

Kamirova Antonina N., Kosyreva Svetlana V.

The article is focused on the results of the field research supported by the Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation and conducted in 2012. The object of the study is musical culture of the sami people of the Kola peninsula.

Greek music manuscripts collection of the State historical museum: a preliminary review

Shehovtsova Irina P.

This paper presents an overview of Greek music manuscripts collection of Byzantine and post-Byzantine periods from the State Historical Museum funds. As a result, 39 manuscripts were revealed, including 20singing codexes, 10 singing books fragments, 2 musictheoretical handbooks, 7 manuscripts with ekphonetic notation. Compariso n with similar collections from other funds showed that SHM collection can be considered as the second in Moscow by quantity and quality of Greek manuscripts presented in it.The paper contains an appendix with SHM manu script pointers with code numbers, basic parameters, brief descriptions and comments.

Music of russian funeral ritualism

Muzychenko Margarita M.

The paper deals with the musical component of farewell rituals in sphere s of civil, folklore, church and military ritualism. These types of funeral ritualism are compared and as a result the general features and characteristics of each type are identified

The germans in Russian music public associations

Lomtev Denis

The structure and artistic activity of Russian music societies with high equity participation of Germans (St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, Tver Music Society, St. Petersburg Chamber Music Society) are analysed using articles of association, accountability reports and articles in periodical publications.

The special melodic formulas in the psalm cycles of the vigil in russian manuscripts of the 16th to 18th centuries

Starikova Irina V.

This paper discusses the melodic formulas of psalmodic cycles of the Vigil in Russian manuscripts of the 16 lh to 18 thenturies. It is demonstrated that some special formulas are used in the melos of the psalmody, along with the formulas of znamenny and putevoi chant. The y are found in the eight-mode cycles, such as "Lord, I cry out to You" ("Gospodi vozz - vah") and "God is the Lord " ("Bog Gospod"), and in the cycles with one melodic model (according to the Jerusalem Typicon tradition; sometimes without indication of modes), such as the Polyeleos (Ps 134-136), the Ainoi (Ps 148-150), or the first antiphon of the first Kathisma and the seventeenth Kathisma. Similarities between special formulas in various psalmodic cycles, including eight-mode and non-octomodal Psalms, suggest the presence of remnants of the archaic eightmode psalmodic system in the cycles of the Vigil.

The types of electronic music art

Krasilnikov Igor M.

Electronic music is the totality of musical phenomena, integrated by stereophonic type of texture. Its subdivision on kinds is defined by different basic musical communicative models: auto-communication, improvisation or composition, and also - by degree fullness of using electro-acoustic sound material in depending of orientation on possibilities means of sound design, analog and digital sound synthesis.

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