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Doctoral thesis on St. Petersburg Court Chant and the Tradition of Eastern Slavic Church Singing

Turku, Finland - An interesting new research on St. Petersburg Court Chant is presented by a founding member and a frequent participant of the ISOCM conferences, Jopi Harri.

The study examines the repertory of liturgical chant known as St. Petersburg Court Chant which emerged within the Imperial Court of St. Petersburg, Russia, and appeared in print in a number of revisions during the course of the 19th century, eventually to spread throughout the Russian Empire and even abroad. The study seeks answers to questions on the essence and composition of Court Chant, its history and liturgical background, and most importantly, its musical relationship to other repertories of Eastern Slavic chant.

Jopi Harri will defend his doctoral thesis on St. Petersburg Court Chant on 28 January 2012 in a public examination held at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku, Finland.

Summary (in English, Russian and Finnish)

The monograph (AnnalesB340Harri.pdf) can be accessed via

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