Prehistory: The Divje Babe flute, an artifact found in a cave near Cerkno in Slovenia (its age is estimated at about 55,000 years), is probably the oldest known musical instrument to date.
Medieval: Soon after the creation of the oldest important preserved written manuscripts in Slovene - and the creation of the oldest Latin-script continuous text in any Slavic language (Freising Manuscript, between 972 and 1039) – began to appear the Latin ecclesiastical chant manuscripts (the oldest Slovene monastery is the Cistercian monastery Stična (est. ca. 1132).
The late Middle Ages also brings melodies in Slovene by Oswald von Wolkenstein (ca. 1376–1445) and medieval knightly poets (Žovneški, Gornjegrajski and Ostrovrški). Renaissance: Jurij Slatkonja (1456-1522), founder of the Vienna Boys' Choir in 1498. The first Slovene songbook Eni Psalmi was published in 1567. Jacobus Handl Gallus (1550–1591) was an important late Renaissance composer.
Baroque: Antonio Tarsia (1643–1722), composer of the early Baroque. Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770) was born in Piran, Slovenia. Among the most important composers of later periods are Benjamin Ipavec (1829– 1908), Davorin Jenko (1835–1914), Josip Pavčič (1870–1949), Emil Adamič (1877–1936), and Lucijan Marija Škerjanc (1900–1973). And later...
Our presentation tries to describe contemporary choral composer's creativity in Slovenia.
Presenters: Vito Primožič (SI), Tomaž Faganel (SI)