Over the major part of the century, the prevailingly Utraquist
society above all required prints of music that could be sung by the "common people", that is, monophonic songs, whereas the more difficult-to-perform polyphony, supposed to be delivered by skilful singers, for a long time to come continued to be copied or, exceptionally, bought abroad (selected pieces by Europe-renowned composers).
In the decade of 1420, Chelcicky starts writing intensely in terms of the issues that he was contrary to Utraquists and Taborites.
Even the dating of Atwood is more correct than Molnar, it is a fact that the writings of Chelcicky point to his separation from both Utraquists and Taborites.
20) Most Czechs became Utraquists
and demanded only what was allowed in the Byzantine rite: the communion under both or sub utraque species.
94) Despite sporadic persecution in the 1460s by both Roman and Utraquist
Churches, the Unitas Fratrum flourished.
He considers the reintroduction of these works among a reading public dedicated to reform and national awakening as critical to the development of Czech nationalist thought; the rereading of this literature introduced the ideas and vocabulary of the sixteenth-century Utraquists
to a readership who embraced the tolerance, liberalism, and universalism embodied in the sixteenth-century texts.
Then there is the aforementioned Codex Specialnik, formerly in the possession of one of Prague's Utraquist
literary fraternities, which did not conceal an aesthetic sentiment akin to that of the Church of Rome.
On top of deep-rooted attachment to the Churches of the Utraquists
and Bohemian Brethren, Lutheranism had spread during the sixteenth century and there was some native support for Reformed styles of religion.
This struggle continued even into the following period of relative peace between Catholics and Utraquists
, and we find references to the St.
did not view Hus as a single-handed originator of something new, but as a regular participant, albeit an outstanding one, in the restoration of an old pristine tradition.
The programme is meant to be one of the possible pictures of the musical culture of the Czech Utraquists
around the year 1500, who had abundant contacts with the polyphony of the Low Countries--from this repertoire the Capilla Flamenca (by itself) performs only two pieces, but these are very long and difficult.