Lyubchenko Elizaveta

Features of composition of dvoeglasniki with 8-4-8 structure

Lyubchenko Elizaveta (2020) "Features of composition of dvoeglasniki with 8-4-8 structure ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia V : Voprosi istorii i teorii hristianskogo iskusstva, 2020, vol. 38, pp. 74-96 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturV202038.74-96


This article studies chants-dvoeglasniki with the structure 8-4-8 and is based on the material of Sticherarion Дьячье око from the collection of D. V. Razumovsky (Russian State Library, f. 379, no. 63‒66). Specifi cally, it deals with four stichera with mode transitions marked by the copyists: Гласо пророка твоего Моисея to the Elevation of the Cross, Свето пресветлыи звезда невечерняя to St. Constantine and his mother Helen, Во истину вожделеваше тебе слове Божии to martyrs Manuil, Saveliy and Ismail, and Иже от неплодныхъ to the Dormition of St. Anna. The article identifi es the musical features of dvoeglasniki from the point of view of their form, examines the principles of mode transition and identifi es regularities in mode change. The fi nding of the article is that there can be traced a single archetype in composition of the studied dvoeglasniki regardless of their text. Its origins can go back to the Byzantine tradition. The result of the article is a transcription of three chants that are preserved on Old Believers’ vygovskaya tradition, as well as a reconstruction of one chant which is not recorded in Old Believers’ monuments of vygoleksinskoe script. The transcriptions and publications are designed as comparative scores, where the upper line is a copy from Sticherarion Дьячье око, the lower is the Old Believers’ source.


dvoeglasniki, mnogoglasniki, mode, Sticherarion Дьячье око, Old Russian art of singing, transcription, reconstruction


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Lyubchenko Elizaveta

Student status: Master's Degree Student;
Student status: Master's Degree Student;
Academic Rank: Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
Place of study: Pskov State University; 2 Lenina Sq., Pskov 180000, Russian Federation;
Post: Undergraduate;
ORCID: 0000-0002-2566-2559;
Email: kolpino00@mail.ru.