Hook manuscript from the library of Old Believers-stranniki (wanderers) in the series of Pomorian singing Obikhods


Tatiana Kazantseva

senior researcher
State Public Scientific Technological Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Everyday life – the most complex song book, combining liturgical, genre and glasby principles of structuring. The complexity of the structure in turn determines the relative freedom in constructing each list. However, there is the archetype of the book, defined by a distinctive repertoire of songs, the existence of specific sections and the predominant order of their sequence. Violation of these regulations should be regarded as transformation of model Use. An example of such a transformation is singing a collection of library of the Siberian old believers-Wanderers, a copy of which is stored in the collections of the AI, SB RAS (4/01г). The manuscript is a convolute possessory 403 L., compiled by, in our opinion, no earlier than mid-twentieth century, from 6 independent manuscripts, 4 of which were written late "vygovskiy" hands, 2 – not related to any tradition, one of them written the main part of the collection. Analysis collection revealed the following areas of the transformation model Use: the predominance of genre criterion enterprises chants in the liturgical units over; arbitrary extension of the repertoire of the standard sections at the expense of introducing non-songs; the inclusion of the Use of entire blocks of songs, traditionally belonging to the singing the book of the Octoechos (the power antiphons at Matins, blessed in the Liturgy). Part of the additional manuscripts also contains osmoglasie chants (stichera Evangelical, Marian-dogmas) which reinforce the tendency to contamination of the two types of singing books. Given the above, we can conclude that the compiler of the convolute shaped it purposefully, in an effort to create song books universal content.