My dear colleague Tatiana Švets, teaching Old Russian chant at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, published the whole manuscript Saint-Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Ms. Q.п.I.32 as a virtual exhibition together with a detailed description of the manuscript, its content, and a transcription of each page, and a general introduction into the Old Slavonic kondakars and the history of research of this particular one.

Note that this kondakar is not the earliest (and thus the earliest Slavic source of the Constantinopolitan cathedral rite notated in Kontakarion notation, with early Slavonic transcription close to the almost diastematic Constantinopolitan Chartres type!), but one of the finest manuscripts of this type, while the contemporary kontakaria of Holy Mount Athos and Italy must be regarded as a monastic reception already transcribed into the sticherarion notation (the so-called Middle Byzantine Round notation) of the Stoudites.

RUS-SPsc Q.п.I.32

1271967555?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024Kondak with Kondakarian notation (cheironomiai) in glas 4 for the deposition of Theotokos' garment, 2 July

1271968708?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024Medial intonations of the Lenten tropar before the gap: koinonikon (pričasten) cycle (Epiphany in phthora nana)

about 1200 • Blagoveščenskiy or Nižegorodskiy Kondakar' of the Blagoveščenskiy [Annunciation] Monastery of Nižniy Novgorod, it was written in Velikiy Novgorod (kontakia of the miney, immovable cycle, ff. 1-55; kontakia of the triod and pentikostar, movable cycle, ff. 56-72'; hypakoai and resurrection kontakia in oktoechos order, Sunday cycle ff. 72'-83; hypakoe of birth of the Theotokos, 8 September, ff. 83-84, troparia for the elevation of the cross, 14 September, ff. 84-85'; hypakoai of the katavasiai ff. 86-93'; Lenten troparia ff. 93'-94'; koinonikon cycle ff. 95-104; trisagion ff. 104-104'; Vsyako'e dihanie in oktoechos order ff. 104'-106'; Asma (choir part) of the 9th ode (Magnificat) ff. 106'-107; Polyeleos, Ps. 135, in oktoechos order ff. 107-113'; Easter troparia ff. 113'-114; antiphona of the Asma ff. 114-121'; stichera heothina ff. 121'-128'; other stichera ff. 129-130') — Index

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