The study focuses on the repertory of the literary brotherhood in Roudnice nad Labem. It aims to evaluate a recently discovered inventory of 1591, and attempts to dating two musical manuscripts, currently kept in Roudnice priory (CS ROU A and CS ROU B). The first, a fragment of a multivolume gradual was identified as one of the items listed in the above-mentioned inventory. The second, rorate hymn-book with added polyphonic voices - whose pertinence to the repertory of the local literate brotherhood was, however, not possible to prove - contains extended quadriple voice mass with seven parts, which is analysed in detail by the study.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.