Resources for medieval musicology and liturgy
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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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
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
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
The first Iadgari manuscript which was published entirely online. I would like to thank Andrew Wade who exchanged with me some precious observations on this source.…Continue
Within the database of the Greek State Archives, there are two rather odd, but also interesting music manuscripts at the Historical Archive "Iannis Vlachoiannis". I would like to thank Charis Kornaros who drew my attention to these manuscripts of…Continue
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
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