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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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The pages of Nikola Antonov

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Jan 6. 9 Replies

Nikola Antonov with Gregorios Papaemmanouil, Archon Protopsaltes at the Patriarchate of Alexandria, at the klir of the Rila…Continue

Tags: Slavica, Bulgaria

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

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Nov 28, 2020. 1 Reply

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: ΕΒΕ, Macedonia, Serbia, Papadike, Manuscrits

Peter Lampadarie write on Serbain with Greek letters

Started by Andrija Sagic. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Nov 17, 2020. 8 Replies

This manuscript is knows as Yale fragment, written by Peter Lampadarie for archbishop of Sarajevo, written on Church Slavic with Greek letters. Written for service in Serbian Orthodox Churh.…Continue

Tags: Serbia, Manuscrits, Slavica, Petros Peloponnesios, Oktoechos

Manuscripts from National Library of Greece published online.

Started by Andrija Sagic. Last reply by Andrija Sagic Nov 14, 2020. 9 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

Μουσικό χειρόγραφο - Στιχηράριο from Karakallou Monastery

Started by Andrija Sagic. Last reply by Polykarpos Polykarpidis Jul 1, 2020. 11 Replies

This is data from Mount Athos Repository LINKManuscript No: 0074…Continue

Tags: Athos, Sticherarion, Old Byzantine notation, Manuscrits

Catalogue of the Greek manuscripts on Mount Athos by Spyr. P. Lambros online

Started by Andrija Sagic Jun 30, 2020. 0 Replies

Catalogue of the Greek manuscripts on Mount Athos /Edited for the syndics of the University Press, by Spyr. P. Lambros.2 volsOnline on Digital Library of Modern Greek Studies, Anemi…Continue

Tags: Athos

Historical recordings of cherouvika realised by Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Jun 24, 2020. 8 Replies

Long cycleEchos protos (1963):I also insert the recordings for the cherouvika in the other echoi since you can also download the partitions.Echos devteros:Longer version (1959):Echos plagios protos (Hypapante, 1961):Echos plagios devteros:Echos…Continue

Tags: Oktoechos, Constantinople, Cherouvikon

Cambridge, Trinity College: Complete Sticherarion (15th c)

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Mar 11, 2020. 2 Replies

I thank Dominique Gatté to inform me about this publication.Cambridge, Trinity CollegeMs. B.11.17…Continue

Tags: Sticherarion, Manuscrits, Athos

The Greek manuscripts in the "Virtual Manuscript Room" of the Mingana Collection

Started by Oliver Gerlach. Last reply by Oliver Gerlach Jan 15, 2020. 4 Replies

The Cadbury Research Library of the University of Birmingham has published excellent reproductions of the Greek manuscripts of the Mingana Collection of…Continue

Tags: Sticherarion, Petros Bereketis, Petros Peloponnesios, Oktoechos, Lectionaries


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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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