Part-singing, partesnyi spiv (from Lat. partes), is the Ukrainian church singing of many voices. It was introduced at the end of the 16th century taking the place of monody and 2- or 3-voice neuma singing, so-called strochnyi spiv. Its appearance was caused by the spreading of humanist and Renaissance ideas in Ukrainian lands, by influences of... read more
The chant, or the city song (“artistic song”, “verse and music”) represents Ukraine’s musical everyday life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Appearing as an analogue to the book song genre in various European cultures, as a form of the lyric song of the Modern, and, especially, Baroque time.
The chant is intermediary between professional... read more
Mykola Dyletskyi (c. 1630-1690): this name is closely associated with the best accomplishments of Baroque music of the second half of the 17th century in Rzeczpospolita (in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). His part-song chorals, composed for the Liturgy, have been since enchanting the audience with their cordial feeling and harmonious... read more