Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

military music

Court music in the middle and the second half of the XVII century as the reflection of the trends of a transitional period in Russian history

This article is focused on the cultural and historical processes in the XVIIth-century Russia, with musical culture revealing some post-Medieval and baroque stylistic features. The paper analyzes the forms of court music, characterizes singers’ corporations and diversity of genres, points out new singing styles and brings forward the idea of gradual appearance of secular music performing, theatre and military music.