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12
Nov

The National Library Sheet Music

The newly digitised items from the collections of the Music Department of the National Library of the CR comprise 32 manuscripts and printed items. They mostly include handwritten copies of short scores from the collection of Josef Cyril Strachota, composed by W. A. Mozart, V. Pichl, F. X. Pokorný and J. L. Oehlschlägel. A longer manuscript is placed under the shelf mark XVI H 8 – it contains compositions collected by Franz Eduard Tuna, partly his own works. The printed items come from the 16th and 17th centuries and include collections of polyphonic compositions.

15
Oct

Codices from the Research Library in Olomouc

The Research Library in Olomouc has enriched its group of digitised manuscripts by another two. They were both made in the second half of the 15th century: the Cistercian missal M II 82 is written on parchment and decorated with drawn figural and ornamental initials; the New Testament M I 240 is made of paper.

15
Oct

A Hymnal from the Town Museum and Gallery Polička

The Town Museum and Gallery Polička digitised in 2015 the hymnal Evangelical Spiritual Songs, printed in the printing house of the Unity of the Brethren in Ivančice in 1572. Apart from its textual content, the book is also interesting for its illuminations: the vacant space of some folios has been complemented by scenes with figures, flowers or floral motifs; bigger initials and decorative page frames are coloured and gilded.

15
Oct

Medieval Manuscripts from the National Museum Library

Two manuscripts from the collections of the National Museum Library have been digitised. Homiliary XIII A 4 comes from around 1360 and it used to be a part of the Augustinian canonry in Roudnice nad Labem. Antiphonary XIII A 7 is of German origin; it was written by Johann Sendelwecken in 1412.

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