When I was a student of D. Joao Enout (himself a disciple of D. Cardine in Rome), I remeber he mentioned some melodies conserved on the Aramaic-speaking villages of Syria which resembled gregorian melodies. It was many years ago, but I am quite sure he mentioned Jeremiah Lamentations of the Triduum Sacrum as the most convincing example of paleochristian melody which would have survived in the Aramaic-speaking tradition of these people.
Does anyone could confirm if there are really these surviving melodies in Aramaic speaking villages today?
Is it really the Lamentatio gregorian melody which was identified as similar to the Aramaic living tradition?
Thank you for your help!