Features of Sacred Music in the Context of the Ukrainian Baroque

Ковальчук, Наталія Дмитрівна and Ломачинська, Ірина Миколаївна and Овсянкіна, Людмила Анатоліївна and Zosim, Olga and Rykhlitska, Oksana (2022) Features of Sacred Music in the Context of the Ukrainian Baroque Religions (13 (2)). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2077-1444

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The main goal of this article is the research of different genres of spiritual music in the Ukrainian baroque era. This music is decisive for an understanding of Ukrainian culture. In order to achieve this, research following methods was used: comparative-historical, sociocultural, structural, genre-stylistic. Baroque appears as an intermediate between the Renaissance and Age of Enlighten-ment. Features of the broader character of the Ukrainian civilization explain its cruising between different cultures, correlating between Western culture and Eastern Orthodox culture. The cultural dimension of Ukraine was crossed by different religions: Orthodox, Catholic, Greek-Catholic, and different paths of Protestantism. This fact specified a music of this age. Two basic directions feature specific of spiritual singing of the Ukrainian baroque: partsong (“High baroque”) and spiritual song (“Middle baroque”). Partsong is represented by liturgical and paraliturgical (concerts) genres. This direction was unique because it was a synthesis of Eastern-Christian and Western-Christian tradition (mostly by Catholic musical tradition as multi-chorus composition, musical rhetoric). At the same time, partsong of the orthodox tradition was formed by liturgical tradition. A large influence on the Greek-Catholic church was a catholic music tradition, in which polyphony is not performed “acapella”, but with instrumental accompaniment. Spiritual song was more linked with the catholic tradition and less with the protestant one. It did not have any canonical orthodox genres, but was borrowed by text–music forms formed in Europe in the Age of late Renaissance and early Baroque period. Greek-Catholic tradition was more linked with catholic one. Therefore, this music had a sacred character, becoming a genre of liturgical music. Palimpsest in its confessional dimension became a distinctive feature of the Ukrainian Baroque and created a unique face of the Ukrainian liturgical music.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ukrainian baroque; border character of the Ukrainian civilization; sacred music
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра філософії
Depositing User: Ирина Николаевна Ломачинская
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2022 08:17
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2022 13:42
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/40789

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