Two-Notation Scores

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Two-Notation Scores

 

Russian church choir manuscripts of the 17th and 18th centuries with parallel accounts of the music in kriuk and five-line staff notation. Two-notation scores originated as a guide for reading kriuks in a period when the latter were beginning to go out of use. They retain their significance even today as a key to deciphering earlier choir music manuscripts written in kriuk notation.

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