The Failures of of a Twenty-Second-Century Historical Musicologist

  • Costin Moisil Universitatea Națională de Muzică București (National University of Music Bucharest)
Keywords: field research, written tradition, oral tradition, notation


My paper explores the hypothetical work of a musicologist of the future interested in church music sung in Bucharest in 2019. What evidence would such an musicologist find in manuscripts and printed books in order to reconstruct the repertoire chanted? What would he think about the repertories in use? What would he be likely to miss?

Conference Papers: Sounds of the Holy, Joensuu 2019
Jun 5, 2020
How to Cite
Moisil, Costin. 2020. “The Failures of of a Twenty-Second-Century Historical Musicologist”. Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Music 4 (1), 160–163.