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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"   vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2

The activity of the Bessarabian school of church choristers (1889-1918)
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

The activity of the Bessarabian school of church choristers (1889-1918)

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2015


The school of church choristers of the Eparchy of Chisinau and Khotin played an important role in the spiritual life of the Guberniya of Bessarabia. Although the activity of this school was carried out as part of imperial policy of spiritual domination, promoted by Tsarist autocracy and ecclesiastical authorities, its disciples helped to maintain devotion to the faith and traditions of the Bessarabian Church.

This article addresses some aspects of the history of this institution, which was opened in 1889. It highlights its role in the life of the eparchy through the prism of imperial authorities' attitude towards local church music.



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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