Historical Hymn Collection


  • Collecting and transcribing Hungarian religious songs and church hymns that survive in oral practice began concurrently with development of the folk-music typology system used at the Institute for Musicology (1964‒78).
  • The aim is to relate the folk-music data to the historical, chant-book data.
  • It contains 300 organized types of song on 15,000 record cards.
  • The aids employed are indexed in card indexes by text incipits and by location.
  • Since 2010 the categorized part of the Corpus can also be found in a computerized database.

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