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The Middle Ages: The Beginnings

While the medieval countries of Western and Southern Europe were built on the ruins of the Roman Empire, the Christian civilisation came to Poland only around AD 966, with the baptism of Poland, which is regarded as beginning of the state of Poland. Therefore, court music had no time to form there as richly as in other places of Europe.

The number of remaining Polish medieval songs is small, there are mostly sacred compositions. They had the better chances of getting written down, and even better ones of survival - behind some thick monastery walls in quite uneasy times.

Mikołaj z Radomia (15th century) - biography and more info


Ładysław z Gielniowa (15th century)

Jerzy Liban (1464 - past 1546)

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