We’d like to congratulate Head of the ELCIR Information Department Darya Shkurlyatyeva on the excellent defense of her master’s degree thesis!
Darya has completed her graduate studies in the Higher School of Printing and Media Technologies of St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design. She majored in editorial preparation of printed and electronic publications. The topic of her thesis was “Special Aspects of Editorial Preparation of 9th-16th-Century Unbarred Music for Publishing.” Her work deals with the particulars of reproducing medieval and Renaissance musical calligraphy using modern computer technology. Chapter 3 of her master’s thesis is the plan of her proposed publication Selected Chorales of Martin Luther (1483–1546) in Old and Modern Notation.
Darya shares how she’s going to use this education: “I’m planning to put the results of my research into practice as I work with Mikael Agricola Choir of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Vyborg and as I teach the cantors’ course. I hope the knowledge I received in the graduate school helps make our printed and electronic media better!”
Darya did her defense online. For her master’s project, she made a diplomatic transcription of several Lutheran chorales using the musical notation computer font Fossombrone she’d ordered for this purpose, which conveys the features of musical calligraphy as it was in the first half of the 16th century.
In photo: Darya with a facsimile and her diplomatic transcription of Luther’s “Ein’ feste Burg.”