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Collection of sheet music of the Provost Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross in Litomyšl

Summary: The aim of this study is to bring attention to the collection of sheet music that has survived at the Provost Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross in Litomyšl. This previously unknown collection boasts more than 400 pieces of music from the 18th and 19th centuries. A substantial part of the collection was acquired or copied by the local choirmasters with the help of their assistants and choir employees. The collection also includes unique sacred compositions from composers who played here – organists F. Kopeczký, Litomyšl native T. Skrživanek and choirmaster J. Zagjc. The work presents the basic characteristics of this very valuable collection of sheet music and brings attention to the rich musical heritage of Litomyšl in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Keywords: Litomyšl, sacred music, thematic catalog, collection of sheet music, composers, choral directors, choirmasters, organists, 18th century, 19th century

Mgr. Jiří Mikuláš, Ph.D. / Národní knihovna České republiky (National Library of the Czech Republic), Klementinum 190, 110 00 Praha 1, Česká republika

Apr 03, 2020