LMTA participates in the Vilnius Book Fair 2019

Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy participates in the Vilnius Book Fair, held on February 21-24, 2019.
Next year the international Vilnius Book Fair will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Held on February 21-24, 2019, with the slogan “20 years after” the Fair will invite the exhibitors, guests and visitors to celebrate and evaluate the changes that happened in the life of literature, and to discuss what will come next.

Since its start in the year of 2000, the International Vilnius Book Fair is the biggest and most important book fair in the Baltic states. It gives a possibility to evaluate the whole publishing market of Lithuania and the neighbouring countries. At the same time it has become the well-known cultural event in Lithuania and the main annual meeting place of publishers, authors and readers that attracts more than 60.000 visitors. The Fair is visited by the stars of the literary and culture from all over the world.

The LMTA stand is in the 3rd hall of the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO (Laisvės Ave. 5, Vilnius). Here you can find the latest news of the LMTA Publishing Center. Such as Liber continens. 1623. Facsimile edition. Editor Jonas Vilimas (Vilnius: Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija, 2018). 

The publication presented here is dedicated to a monument of Lithuanian writing – a manuscript chant book dating to the 17th–18th centuries called Liber continens gradualia cum antiphonis et quibusdam responsoriis ac prosis (“A book containing graduals with antiphons and some responsories and proses”), which is kept in the library of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. It is a leather bound cardboard cover book, 46.5 cm in height, 31 cm wide and 5.8 cm thick (at the base, up to 7 cm), weighing 4.3 kg, which started being written in around 1620 (the title page indicates the year 1623). This publication consists of a scholarly study analysing the manuscript, with illustrations and music examples, a commentary, a bibliography; a genre and alphabetical index of the chants in the book is also presented; this complex publication is concluded with the colour facsimile of the whole manuscript.  
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