Jan Novak

Jan Novak Jan Novak (1921-1984) was a Czech composer of classical music. He composed Schola Cantans (1998), Exercitia mythological (1968), and Vernalis temporis symphonia (1982), and music for films. Rafael Kubelik conducted Novak's arrangements of Dido and Mimus Magicus for the recording Vergil's Dido and Mimus Magicus (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1997).

Jan Novak's Books

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  • Schola Cantans Cassette w/ Libretto

    Composer: Jan Novak
    Product Code: 357X
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-357-7

    Description & More Details

    Jan Novak (1921-1984), who is part of the Moravain music tradition represented by composers like Leos Janacek and Bohuslav Martinu, set to music secular Latin authors of antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. His work is based on the syllable quantities of the Latin language. Novak brings the rhythm of Latin alive in a very distinctive way.