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Byzantine chant and all Oriental, Caucasian and Slavonic liturgies


Byzantine chant and all Oriental, Caucasian and Slavonic liturgies

This group (like any other one I opened) is dedicated to the comparative research between liturgical traditions. Concerning the subject of the Byzantine heritage of Orthodox chant, methodologies in this field were always forced to be comparative, because the nature of all the different neumes used by notators of Eastern Chant (Armenian, Georgian, ekphonetics, Byzantine notations developed between Antioch, Jerusalem, Sinai and Constantinople, the Slavic notation and its own tonal system etc.) was always to make a difference from the background and the foreground of realisation which was called the "thesis of the melos" in Greek terminology.

I wish not to discuss, if the Coptic tradition was based or influenced by the Hagiopolite oktoechos or not, I just would like to emphasise that this group is open to treat the subject of Coptic and Ethiopian chant as well, as any other Christian tradition of the Mediterranean, including its various exchanges with close Sephardic, Kurdish, Sufi and berber traditions. It does not exclude any tradition without any regard whether it developed dependently or independently of the Byzantine and the Ottoman empire.

Any language is welcome (including Slavonic languages and Greek or any other language), in my experience English is very important to discuss the meaning of Greek terms, and how they were translated and transferred into various languages. It includes all living traditions (also those of Old Believers) and all questions concerning their past back to the earliest tropologia (Iadgari, Šaraknoc', Tropligin), papyrus fragments and lectionaries.

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Three Anthologies of Byzantine composers written around Ioannes Trapezountios (1730s)

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach May 16. 2 Replies

Datation possible to the new appendix at the beginning of Ms. 334 which mentions Ioannes the Protopsaltes (1730s), who was until 1734/1736 still Lampadarios. The Kratematarion (Ms. 336) mentions one composer just as "Lampadarios" and only once as…Continue

Tags: Syme, Anthologies, Papadike, Manuscrits, Ioannes Koukouzeles

Argita Gjoroveni: Sticherarion Codex 81 Berat? of the Central State Archiv of Tirana (PhD, Università di Padova)

Started by Oliver Gerlach May 11. 0 Replies

I would like to inform you about this doctoral thesis, because it has not only an accurate codicological description (different hands of scribes and notators, local features of the manuscript like the feast for St Barbaros with an edition and…Continue

Tags: Catalogues, Sticherarion, PhDthesis, Oktoechos

Surprise for Orthodox Easter 2019: 5 Akolouthiai of the National Library of Greece (ΕΒΕ)

Started by Oliver Gerlach Apr 27. 0 Replies

Among many other sources the Akolouthiai (τάξις τῶν ἀκολουθίων “order of services”) are one of the most important sources of Byzantine psaltic art. This new book type of the 14th century replaced the old books of the cathedral rite (the choir book…Continue

Tags: Thessaloniki, ΕΒΕ, Papadike, Manuscrits, Ioannes Koukouzeles

Archive of the Konstantinos A. Psachos Music Library (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Started by Oliver Gerlach Mar 1. 0 Replies

Pergamos - Library and Information Center of National and Kapodistrian University of AthensSince a very long time I planned to announce this important collection which includes very rare and precious autographs of many important psaltes and Archon…Continue

Tags: Petros Bereketis, Petros Peloponnesios, Sticherarion, Kyrillos Marmarinos, Oktoechos

Manuscripts from National Library of Greece published online.

Started by Andrija Sagic. Last reply by Andrija Sagic Feb 23. 6 Replies

This is a list of published manuscripts:Source for list is a book A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Manuscript Collection of the National Library of Greece…Continue

Tags: Manuscrits, Byzantine, NatiolalLibraryofGreece, ΕΒΕ

16th-century Anthology for Orthros and for the Divine Liturgies online (Athens, National Library of Greece, Ms. 928)

Started by Oliver Gerlach Feb 22. 0 Replies

Oliver for Andrija Sagić:Manuscript EBE 928 (National Library of Greece) ONLINE!This valuable manuscript with Serbian composers from XV c. is finally…Continue

Tags: Papadike, ΕΒΕ, Serbia, Manuscrits, Anthologies

10 notated Menaia služebnoe and their Fasten and Flower Triod online (Moscow, State Historical Museum)

Started by Oliver Gerlach Jan 21. 0 Replies

Within the Synodal collection at the Library of the State Historical Museum (гим or GIM as abbreviation for Государственный исторический музей, or RUS-Mim according to RISM) there are 10 menaia (except those for March and July) which are as complete…Continue

Tags: Sticherarion, Manuscrits, Slavica, Kontakion, Heirmologion


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Comment by Oliver Gerlach on May 18, 2019 at 9:44

Please sign the petition “Save the Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae

See also the Blog entry about the campaign:

Comment by Angelo Lampousis on September 24, 2018 at 3:21

L’ensemble international Axion Estin Foundation Chanters célèbrera le Noël arménien en interprétant lors de courts concerts des chants typiques de cette période de l’année, issus des traditions orthodoxe orientale et arménienne (4 janvier, 14h, 16h, 18h). Compris dans le prix du billet d’entrée au musée.

Comment by Dominique Gatté on January 20, 2011 at 20:05
Merci de bien vouloir mettre les nouvelles discussions dans le forum du groupe

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