Fontes musicae in Polonia

Fontes musicæ in Polonia

is a series of publications promoting the results of musicological research conducted on the initiative of the Faculty of Polish Music History, Institute of Musicology, Warsaw University. The central aim of this series is editorial work on early music sources related to the culture(s) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The series will include:

  • catalogues of music collections preserved on the territory of Poland (series A)                                                         eds. Katarzyna Spurgjasz, Tomasz Jeż
  • books: monographs on selected subjects, collective works and sources for the history of music (series B)           eds. Bogna Bohdanowicz, Tomasz Jeż
  • music-related material from the territory of the old and present-day Polish state (series C)                                      eds. Maciej Jochymczyk, Tomasz Jeż

These series will appear simultaneously in two versions:

  • printed and
  • electronic, freely accessible on this website.

This publishing formula answers first and foremost to the needs of the present: effective global circulation of research results and easy access to sheet music for all those interested in early Polish repertoires.  By preparing this series, however, we aim to pay our debt of gratitude to the past, to study and revive forgotten monuments of our culture so that they are restored to the national heritage. The expected results of cooperation in an international research environment should lead to a reliable assessment of the historical values of our tradition. In this way, we also work for the future.