Dr J. Jordania. Disappearance of traditional polyphonic church chant as an issue of cultural anthropology. The translation and introductory article by A. Sokolova
This work examines the reasons of the disappearance of traditional choral singing in various cultures, as well as its partial «insular» or «focal» preservations. The author considers the emergence and development of articulate speech to be the main cause of the gradual disappearance of multipart singing.
traditional cultures, polyphony, cultural anthropology, the disappearance of many-voiced singing.