Exhibition: The Great Books of Music
A joint exhibition of the National Library of the CR and the National Museum, which presents music manuscripts made to order of and used by Confraternities of Litterati in the period before the Battle of White Mountain. It takes place in both institutions – the display in the National Library is dedicated to the manuscripts of Prague choirs while codices from Bohemia except Prague are exhibited in the National Museum. The manuscripts, so-called graduals, hymnals, antiphonaries, and rorate chant books, were used in congregational singing by lay church choirs. Featured are rare books of large dimensions with decoration that often represents the pinnacle of the period book illustration.
May 24 - July 2, 2023
The Klementinum Gallery
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.