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Natalya E. Dvininа-Miroshnichenko

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Natalya E. Dvinina-Miroshnichenko — Member of the Moscow Union of Composers, Post-Graduate Student, Moscow State Institute of Culture, Bibliotechnaya St., 7, 141406 Khimki, Moscow region; Lector, Mussorgsky Tver Music College, Ordzhonikidze St., 50, 170028 Tver, Russia. E-mail: nataljadvinina@rambler.ru


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 57


pp. 43-51


September 02, 2019

Date of publication

September 28, 2020



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Index BBK

71 + 85.31 + 86.372


The paper discusses the issues of modern Orthodox musical culture. The author traces the Genesis of the Znamenny chant marked by the dialogue of cultures of the Eastern Church. Calendar function of the Octoechon (Eight-voies mode) had caused its organic involvement in process of activity of the Russian person, whereas aspiration for aestheticism became characteristic feature of musical and intonational thinking and the system of a visual number of the tone painting issued in a `kryuki`. The processes of secularization of the Russian Church-singing culture, which began in the late 17th century, led to its division into canonical and traditional culture, which occupied priority positions until today. The turn of the 20th century witnessed a significant change for finding of the lost values of national culture. Process of restoration of integrity of church and singing culture fruitfully continues in our days: attempts of reconstruction of the Old Russian polyphony are here for the first time, the leading medievalists of the present being not only erudite, but also highly professional singers; the new terminology adequate to specifics of the Russian music is formed; composer creativity of outstanding regents of the end of the 20–21st century reveals canonical principles of working with the components of musical language. The author summarizes and systematizes the phenomena opposing secularization of Russian Orthodox musical culture and demonstrating a new vector of its development: that of formation and establishment of canonical Orthodox culture in the modern world. 


modern canonical musical culture, secularization of Orthodox culture, Znamenny notation, aesthetics and semantics of kryuki, process of restoration of integrity of church and singing culture, revival of ancient chants.


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