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Byzantine Chant: A sequel to the monograph Byzantine Sacred Music containing a concise discussion of the Origin of Byzantine chant, its Modes, Tempo, Notation, Prologoi, Prosomoia, Style, and other features

   
By Constantine Cavarnos

“The term 'Byzantine Music' denotes the music that was used and developed in the Byzantine Empire, the Roman Empire of the Hellenic East. [...]Byzantine sacred music is used, firstly, as a means of worshipping God and venerating the saints, and secondly, as a means of self-perfecting, of opposing and eradicating man's lower, undesirable thoughts, feelings and dispositions, and of eliciting and cultivating the higher ones.”
—“INTRODUCTORY”

CONTENTS

   PREFACE
   INTRODUCTORY
1 A PURELY VOCAL MUSIC
2 MONOPHONY
3 ANTIPHONY
4 ISOCRATEMA
5 CANONARCHEMA
6 MODES
7 TEMPO
8 NOTATION
9 PROLOGOI
10 STYLE
   BIBLIOGRAPHY
   INDEX OF PROPER NAMES

Item Number: BKC530
Publication Data: Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1998
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 102
Dimensions (l × w × h): 21.6 cm × 13.6 cm × 0.8 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 1‒884729‒39‒8

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