This book represents the volume of the International Musicological Conference "Musical Romania and Neighbouring Cultures. Traditions, Influences, Identities", which took place in Iasi (Romania) and was organised by the George Enescu University of Arts Iasi in collaboration with the International Musicological Society. The volume includes 35 papers of 38 authors who represent academic centres in Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Romania. The diverse topics include ancient Romanian, Balkan or East-European music, music iconography, Byzantine and folkloristic traditions, as well as modern and contemporary music. The articles propose theoretical and methodological documentation on the interactions between liturgical, folkloric and academic works within this multicultural space.
The editors are academic members of George Enescu University of Arts Iasi (Romania). Laura Vasiliu is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Music. Florin Luchian is Assistant Professor of Music Management. Loredana Iatesen is PhD Lecturer of History of Music. Diana-Beatrice Andron is PhD Lecturer of Music Theory.
Contents: Dimos A. Paptzalakis: The Doxastikon of the Aposticha of St. John Damascus " ", a composition of Panayiotis Chrysafis - Adrian Sirbu/Filoteu Balan The sticheron Usile pocaintei after the Gospel of Matins during the Lent period, by Filothei sin Agai Jipei in the exegesis of Mihalache Bucuresteanul - Irina Zamfira Danila: The Overbalance of Greek Chanting in the Psaltic Manuscripts at the National Archives of Iasi - Petruta Maria Coroiu: The Principles of Byzantine Iconography in Byzantine Musical Art - Stefan Harkov: Manuscript Iasi 160/IV-34: a new look at the history of the codex - Carmen Dura: The Chant's Exegesis at Anton Pann, Reflected by his Anastasimatarion's Translation Activity (1854) - Ivana Perkovic: Serbian Chant on the Threshold: the Dialogue between Orality and Literacy - Florin Spatariu: Gregorian Melos in the Catholic Environment in 20th Century Moldova - Dimosthenis Spanoudakis: Hidden modulations in the Old Sticherarion - Nicolae Gheorghita: The musics of the Prince: Music, ceremonies and representations of the Princely power at the courts of Walachia and Moldavia during the 17th and 18th centuries (first part) - Maria Alexandru: When music theory becomes a chant: The protheory of the Papadike in two Sinaitic musical manuscripts of the late 15th century - Constantin Secara: Traditional Music in Eastern and South-eastern Transylvania - Florin Bucescu/Viorel Barleanu: Pre-modal and Multifunctional Musical Structures in Folkloric Expressions from Villages around Radauti Region - Ciprian Chitu: Melodic aspects in contemporary popular dance from Moldavia - Rosina Caterina Filimon: Music Therapy: From Shamanic Rite to the Romanian Rite of Calus - Veronica Gaspar: Musical Culture of Minorities in the Romanian Music; Dynamics, Evolution, Role and Interaction in the Surrounding Areas - Carmen Chelaru: Psalm and Psalmody. Continuity & Discontinuity. Tradition & Novelty. Unity & Diversity - with references at Psalmus by Stefan Niculescu - Petronela Andries: The Requiem Genre in the Romanian Composers Output of the 20th Century - Loredana Viorica Iatesen: Women composers in Iasi: Mansi Barberis and Elise Popovici-Goia - Catalina Constantinovici: The Valorisation of the Universal Saloon Music in the Romanian Music Works - Luminita Dutica: The Romanian Carol between Harmony and Polyphony. A Comparative Approach to the Views of Two Composers: Sigismund Toduta and Sabin Dragoi - Florin Luchian: Romanian Music Festival, the New Series: 2007-2012. An Overview - Luminita Rotaru-Constantinovici: Overlapping of Forms, Modern Style and Aesthetic Interpretation in Sonata for Piano by Vasile Spatarelu - Anca Leahu: Sabin Pautza - Sinfonietta (divertimento for orchestra), a Stylistic Melting Pot - Antigona Radulescu: East-West Interferences, Adaptations, Reinventions in Dan Dediu's Music - Mihaela-Georgiana Balan: Dan Dediu's Artistic Identity Reflected in Frenesia and Mantrana - Diana-Beatrice Andron: "Free" Rhythm in Romanian Music. From Parlando-rubato to Heterophony - Laura Otilia Vasiliu: Pascal Bentoiu' Symphony no. 8, Images. The originality, the poetic and