Fragmenta Codicum Exhibition (Feb.-Apr. 2022)

The FRAGMED project culminated with an exhibition of manuscripts and manuscript fragments at the Academy Library in Cluj, which opened on 8 February.

Prof. Doru Pamfil, President of the Cluj branch of the Romanian Academy, Prof. Daniel David, Rector of the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj, Prof. Sorin Crișan, Director of the Academy Library in Cluj, Mgr. Benedict of Bistrița, Dr Codruța Cuceu, manager of the FRAGMED project, and Prof. Adrian Papahagi, principal investigator of the FRAGMED project and curator of the exhibition gave short speeches.

Drs Zsuzsa Czagány and Gabriella Gilányi from the Institute of Musicology, Budapest and three of their PhD and MA students attended the opening. Ms Eszter Gaál and Mr Mózes Enyedi sang three pieces from the exhibited fragments:

1. Introit of Michaelmas, from the gradual of St Michael’s church, Cluj, s. XV/XVI (Alba Iulia, Bibl. Batthyaneum MS I.1 & Cluj, BAR, Fragm. Cod. Lat. 19-21);

2. ‘Lapides torrentes’ responsory, sung on the feast of St Stephen the Protomartyr, from an antiphonary fragment used in Cluj in the 15th c. (Cluj, BAR, Fragm. Cod. Lat. 14-15);

3. ‘Ave Spes Nostra’ antiphon, sung on the Annunciation, from the Oradea Antiphonal, c. 1476-1490 (Győr, Egyházmegyei Kincstár és Könyvtár, s.n. & Cluj, BAR Fragm. Cod. Lat. 1-2).

The event received ample coverage on national television and in the local press:

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