Källunge Church

Visby, Sweden

Källunge church (Källunge kyrka) is a church in the island-bishopric of Visby on Gotland. The church is richly decorated with reliefs and frescoes. The frescoes are important evidence of the strong Byzantine influence on Swedish art of the 12th and 13th centuries. An early depiction of a nyckelharpa is found in a relief dating from circa 1350 on one of the gates of the church.

The church gives its name to the Källunge codex (Latin Codex Kellungensis) a 1622 collection of choral music by Philipp Dulichius, Melchior Vulpius, Gregor Aichinger, Nicolaus Zangius,Hieronymus Praetorius, Hans Hassler, Jacobus Gallus, Johann Walter, Dominique Phinot, Orlando di Lasso, and Johann Bahr among others. The collection was discovered in 1913, though only the alto part is extant. 100 of the 315 pieces have been identified from other collections.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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