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Jul

Sheet-Music Manuscripts from the Collections of the National Library

The Music Department of the National Library of the Czech Republic provided access to 29 more shelf marks from its collections in 2022. Most of them come from the collection of the Capuchin monk Barnabas Weiss and were copied between the end of the 18th century and the end of the 19th century; in addition to collective volumes by various composers, they include copies of works by Michael and Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and František Xaver Brixi. Several other manuscripts contain copies of concertos for piano and orchestra by Jan Nepomuk Kaňka. The latest digitised document is the autograph score of Kantáta o posledních věcech člověka [Cantata of the Last Things of Man] by Ladislav Vycpálek (59 R 521). An item different in character from the rest is a manuscript thematic catalogue of the library of František Hnilička, director of the choir in Ústí nad Orlicí, made in the second quarter of the 19th century (59 Rm 21).

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Jul

A Manuscript of Confectionery Recipes from the Museum of the Bohemian Paradise in Turnov

In 2022, the Museum of Bohemian Paradise in Turnov digitised a large collection of confectionery recipes and instructions compiled by Ladislav Jína after 1963 (shelf mark R 228). The text is based on earlier sources and is supplemented with drawings and indices.

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Jul

A Medieval Collection from the Regional Museum and Gallery in Most

The Regional Museum and Gallery in Most has provided access to a medieval collection of Austrian origin, parts of which were copied in 1419 and 1420, with Bruck an der Mur in Styria listed as the place of completion for one of them. The authors of the various theological texts copied were Honorius Augustodunensis, Pope Gregory I, Isidore of Seville, Augustine of Ancona and Richard of Saint Victor.

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