- Ennio Stipčević
City in Dalmatia, on the Croatian coast. Church music is documented in the Middle ages in several codices preserved in the Saint Francis monastery, which had a scriptorium until the 15th century. The last wills of several city merchants mention instruments, bearing witness to the practice of secular music-making. For almost four centuries Šibenik was under Venetian governance. In the 15th and 16th centuries it became an important centre of humanism and Renaissance, and the first public school opened, mostly with Italian teachers. The poet J. Šižgorić wrote about traditional music in his essay ...