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Prof. Boris Shindin

ISSN 2308-1333

Prof. Boris Shindin, D.A.

Head of the Music History Department of Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory


The Theory of Genres in the Old-Russian Chant



The article presents certain ways of implementation of the theory of genres, which ways were formed within the Old-Russian musical script tradition. Unlike other components of music theory, this tradition is implemented directly in typicons and chant books rather than in any specific manuals. This kind of implementation of the theory may be defined as a distributional one.



Old-Russian chant, chant books, manuals, typicons, neumae, the sung idioms, the theory of genres.