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Collected Works of Kornelije Stanković KORNELIJE STANKOVIĆ: COMPLETE WORKS. CHURCH MUSIC. OCTOECHOS, Vol. 3a, Tones 1-4, Vol. 3b, Tones 5-8. Belgrade-Novi Sad 2014.

The Complete Works of Korneije Stanković were envisaged as a classical, critical edition. The principles and the content of the whole edition and the individual volumes were set and printed in the first two volumes, which contain secular music. During the work on the manuscript collection of Stanković’s church music we realised that the volume of this collection was bigger than we had anticipated, and that it set before editors numerous complex and diverse questions. The number of pages of the transcribed version exceeded 2000 pages, while the Octoechos only (proposed volumes 3a and 3b) has more than 750 pages of music . Considering that the books of large format and of this size would be quite heavy, and therefore difficult to transport and use, we opted for the electronic edition. Our idea was that in this form the contents would be easier to exchange and more accessible to the user, especially those in other parts of the world. In each of eight Tones of the Octoechos there are 52 hymns sang at Vespers, Mattins and Liturgy. The upper voice includes traditional Serbian church chant noted down for the first time and then arranged for four voices by Kornelije Stanković in Sremski Karlovci in 1855.

We hope that once all six books of Stanković’s complete works have been published, there will be the opportunity to print a smaller bibliophile paper edition, with the additional volume which would contain the academic papers on the subject and Stanković’s correspondence.

Editors: Institute of Musicology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade and Institute for Culture of Vojvodina, Novi Sad

The research work, the preparation and the publication of this book were financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Sciences and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, the Council of Culture of the Municipality of Belgrade and the Department of Education and Culture of the Executive Council of Vojvodina.