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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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Komitas: a Biographical Mixtape (Revival of Armenian Church Music)

Started by Oliver Gerlach Dec 27, 2017. 0 Replies

The biography and intellectual legacy of Komitas Vardapet, an orphan from Kütahya who became one of the foremost…Continue

Tags: ethnomusicology, Armenian

La liturgie à Chypre (croisement de la culture byzantine et latine)

Started by Dominique Gatté. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Oct 7, 2017. 25 Replies

* Comme nous le savons, Chypre est un croisement de la culture byzantine et latine.Mais que savons nous de la liturgie et du chant à Chypre aussi bien dans l'église latine que grecque ?Avons nous des sources manuscrites ? (antiphonaire, graduel,…Continue

Tags: Sticherarion, Ekphonetika, Oktoechos, Manuscrits, Lectionaries

Byzantine Monastic Foundation Documents (2001)

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Sep 16, 2017. 1 Reply

I would like to announce this very useful page, which publishes a collection of important monastic typika in English translation. Each typikon is presented with respect to the current research (the book was published in 2001):Thomas, J. &…Continue

Tags: StoudiosMonastery, Bačkovo

An expedition to Sainte Catherine's Monastery in 1950 (the Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopic, Slavonic and Georgian manuscripts of the old collection)

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach May 14, 2017. 1 Reply

Just about the collection of Georgian manuscripts, Stig Frøyshov (2012, 236) wrote:The ancient…Continue

Tags: Sticherarion, Tropologion, Syria, Oktoechos, Manuscrits

Le sticheron idiomelon Βλέπε τὴν Ἐλισάβετ dans le vieux sticheraire (SAV 613)

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Dominique Gatté Apr 9, 2017. 7 Replies

Cher DominiqueDoxastikon, ça veut dire seulement Doxastichon, un sticheron chanté avec la doxologie brève, dans ce cas seulement avec la deuzième moitié. L'enregistrement audio c'est chanté selon la re-composition du modèle simple par Petros…Continue

Tags: Sticherarion, Petros Peloponnesios

Three 17th-century Orthodox chant manuscripts of the British Library collection have been recently published

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Apr 9, 2017. 1 Reply

During the last months another Heirmologion and two kalophonic manuscripts (an incomplete Menaion of the a Sticherarion kalophonikon and a fragment of a Mathematarion) of the British Library have been published on the pages of "Digitised…Continue

Tags: Heirmologion, Sticherarion, British Library, Ioannes Koukouzeles, Manuscrits

Svetlana Kujumdžieva: "The Early Oktoechoi" (Sofia 2013)

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Feb 23, 2017. 2 Replies

Oliver Gerlach for Neil Moran:Message from Svetlana KujumdžievaDear Colleagues and Friends,This is just to inform you that my last book has just been published by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The title of the book is: "THE EARLY OKTOECHOI:…Continue

Tags: Tropologion, Oktoechos, Bulgaria


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Comment by Dominique Gatté on January 20, 2011 at 20:05
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