Catholic priest, musicologist, theologist, and educator; b. 3rd March 1936 in Sarbice, d. 25th March 1998 in Lublin. Having completed the minor seminary in Twardogóra (1949-1951), a noviciate in Kopiec (near Częstochowa), and a philosophy programme at a seminary in Kraków, he joined the Salesian Society. In 1957 he started studying theology and then musicology (1961-65) at the Catholic University of Lublin. In 1961 he was ordained a priest. In 1965 he obtained an MA degree under the supervision of Professor H. Feicht, followed by a PhD in 1971, a habilitation in 1982, and a professorship in 1992. His musicological research focused on church music. From 1967 he was a lecturer at his alma mater, teaching the history of music, hymnology, music styles, and methodology of musicological and ethnomusicological research. He was a supervisor of 2 PhD theses and about 40 MA dissertations. In 1984 he was appointed the head of the Ethnomusicology and Hymnology Department; in 1987-89 he led the Institute of Church Musicology. In 1983-87 Bolesław Bartkowski was the pro-dean of the Faculty of Church Theology, while between 1989 and 1998 he was the university’s pro-rector. He was a member of the subcommittee for sacral music of the Liturgic Commission of the Polish Episcopate.
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