Old Slavonic cyrillic by Slovenian painter and artist Lucijan Bratuš

Old Slavonic cyrillic Calligraphy by Slovenian painter and artist Lucijan Bratuš

Old Slavic Manuscript ~ The Four Gospel from Benchevo dating from the beginning of the 16th century.

Old Slavic Manuscript ~ The Four Gospel from Benchevo dating from the beginning…

John Damaskin. Russian Orthodox liturgical book, contains hymns, divided by 8 “voices” (types of singing). A method of recording of musical text with hooks has Byzantine roots. It appeared in Russia with the adoption of Christianity. It still remains to the present day, and it’s widely used by Russian Old Believers. Hook books are usually brightly decorated. via: http://eap.bl.uk/database/overview_item.a4d?catId=140492;r=18467 more: http://eap.bl.uk/database/results.a4d?projID=EAP556

Ural Old Believers Slavonic manuscript service book with specialized "hook" music notation, first third of the century.

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