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№ 1 (79) 2018

 

Natalia Naumova (Kazan). Korol’ Genrikh VIII – muzykant / King Henry VIII as a musician (pp. 1–10)

The article is about musical activity of King Henry VIII of England. According historical sources Henry VIII played many instruments and even composed music. 33 his secular vocal and instrumental composition are kept in the so-called Henry VIII Manuscript. Some of Henry VIII’s part-songs are considered in the article. Among them are reworked chansons of Jacob Obrecht, Loyset Compere and other composers.

Keywords: Henry VIII; English music; secular part-songs; Henry VIII Manuscript.

 

Anna Bulycheva (Moscow). Ivan Khorzhevskij – violonchelist i kompositor? / Ivan Horzevski, cellist and composer (pp. 11–15)

The article covers the polychoral liturgical works by Ivan Horzevski composed in 1750s. The complete list of Horzevski’s choruses is compiled, together with the references to manuscript copies. The hypothesis of the article consists in identification the composer with his contemporary and namesake, one of the best Russian cellists of the 18th century. The tentative biography of the musician is reconstructed.

Keywords: Ivan Horzevski; Russian Baroque music; Court orchestra; partes concerto; cori spezzati.

 

Julia Moskvina (Moscow). Motet Zhoskena Miserere mei Deus i ego material v sochineniyakh Palestriny, Lasso i Guayula / Josquin’s Miserere mei Deus and its influence on Palestrina, Lasso and Hoyoul works. The issue of musical borrowings (pp. 16–20)

The author consider the practice of thematic communications between various compositions of Renaissance in the case of Josquin’s Miserere mei Deus and several motets by Palestrina, Orlando Lasso and Balduin Hoyoul. These three masters borrowed musical material of Josquin’s Miserere to emphasize the idea of repentance.

Keywords: Josquin; Palestrina; Orlando Lasso; Balduin Hoyoul; Miserere; motet; musical borrowings.

 

Maryna Riznichenko (Moscow). Traktat G. Stokerusa De Musica Verbali Libri Duo i problema vzaimodeistviya teksta i muzyki v sochineniakh T. L. de Viktorii (1548–1611) / G. Stoquerus’s treatise De musica verbali libri duo and the problem of relations between the text and music in T. L. de Victoria’s works (pp. 21–31)

The author describes T. L. de Victoria’s compositions, according to the ideas of right balance between the text and music in polyphonic compositions which were considered in a number of Renaissance theoretical treatises, including De musica verbali libri duo of G. Stokerus. Results of the research demonstrate that Victoria consistently used the methods described in the treatise (including methods of "musical rhetoric") in order to reach clear perception of the text in the polyphonic compositions.

Keywords: T. L. de Victoria; G. Stoquerus; Renaissance church music; polyphonic works; theoretical treatises.