Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Rajeczky, Benjamin. “Kontrafaktur in den Ordinarium-Sätzen der ungarischen Handschriften.” Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 19, no. 1/4 (1977): 227-34.

Several instances of contrafacture from Ordinary chants are found in Hungarian manuscripts. The application of new texts to these Gregorian melodies gives a new liturgical function to these chants, otherwise heard during the Mass Ordinary. This is particularly important for manuscripts from Hungary, a country with thinkers well-versed in the Gregorian tradition who were able to skillfully reshape melodic material over texts for use in cathedral dramas. Several different Kyrie settings served as the models for newly texted chants.

Index Classifications: Monophony to 1300

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