The Eastern Slavic chant manuscript 'Great Feasts' of the National Library of Finland


  • Jopi Harri


Great Feasts, chant manuscript, Eastern Slavic chant, National Library of Finland


The number of Eastern Slavic mediaeval and early modern chant manuscripts that are at this moment known to exist in Finnish public repositories is 44. Of these, the Library of the Valamo Monastery in Heinävesi hosts 31 items, the Orthodox Church Museum in Kuopio nine items, and the National Library of Finland in Helsinki four items. One of the latter-mentioned is a volume classified as Great Feasts, or Prazdniki in the original Church Slavonic. The objective of the present paper is to provide a description of this chant manuscript together with remarks regarding its musical content and, in particular, its relation to some other chant sources.

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How to Cite

Harri, Jopi. 2019. “The Eastern Slavic Chant Manuscript ’Great Feasts’ of the National Library of Finland”. Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Music 2 (November):12-36.