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A. Shadrina

Musical archive in the cathedral of the Nativity of The Most Holy Mother of God in Rostov-on-Don: the history of formation and the features of structure

The article is devoted to the history of formation and analysis of the composition as applied to the musical archive, located in the Cathedral of the Nativity of The Most Holy Mother of God in Rostov-on-Don. The archive was formed in the period from the later 1940s to 1960s. The collection was started in view with the foundation of the Bishop’s choir by its precentors M. Skripnikov and I. Kovalenko. During the process of sheet music archive forming it was extended with the libraries by the precentors from Rostov and other regions. The basis of the musical archive is the collection of the regent I. Shershunov from Riga, purchased and left as a gift to the Cathedral by Metropolitan Veniamin (Fedchenkov). Also the archive includes the collections of A. Trofimov (Renovationist Cathedral of the Intercession of town Shachty), M. Spiridonov and V. Sokolov (Moscow), as well as more modestly sized collections of M. Stupnikov, A. Kokhanov, M. Volgin, S. Kuzmenko, A. Sorokin, V. Paschenko, P. Gubin (Vologda). Consisting of 9 collections (1273 items) music archive contains autographs of a number of Church composers and printed editions of the famous publishing houses of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The collection has been preserved in authentic form characterizes the preferences of the South-Russian precentors and singers of the XXth century.

Key words

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rostov-on-Don, Bishop’s choir, music archive, church-choral arts of Southern Russia.