A very nice text for learning the theory behind Byzantine Notation, written in English. Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music: Theory and Practice Guide. commend the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music for the publication of the. Byzantine Music Theory and Practice Guide, and for their continuous effort to. A new text book in English -byzantine/id?mt=11 Sample pages are provided.

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Theory and Practice Guide is available for download from Apple Books. Savas A translation of the textbook used at Holy Cross Seminary for many years. Click I Have iTunes to open it now. Orthodox Christianity and the Academy Prof. In order to better assist each student, an audio CD was produced to help the students learn the eight modes along with the various musical exercises found in the book. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Audio clips are essential to learning music.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I have been told that the written exercises have some mistakes, but I have not looked through the book in-depth myself. The Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music is a ministry that strives to offer possibilities of learning this ageless liturgical music of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Books with interactive features may work best on an guice device. I would very much like to think that the Antiochian Archdiocese, particularly given theeory things said recently by higher-ups about wanting a renewed emphasis on the Byzantine chant traditions of the Patriarchate of Wnd, would take some cues from what the Greeks are doing with the Archdiocesan School.

Cannot find audio clips. Sometimes, the English is a little awkward, or unclear, but it is a welcome addition to the English chanting world the chapter on Orthography can be a little difficult to get through, too, especially for beginners. The CD of musical exercises is nicely and clearly sung, and among other things, I think it will be of help to people who are trying to figure out where the intervals are in their own throats.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The book is full color, 80 pages of thick gloss paper with a plastic spiral binding. Katy Romanou, with commentary is not being distributed any practjce although it can be found in libraries.

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We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. The book is well put together, and reads nicely.

The book contains a brief introduction to the history of Byzantine music, exercises with analysis of the various characters, a page devoted to the theory of each mode, and a CD containing theoy mp3’s covering all of the material found in the book. Right now there are scattered efforts to do things, but nothing systematic so far as I can tell. New episode of our Byzantine chant podcast is now out. The one potential downside is that the musical examples from actual chants are all in Greek, so you need to either be able to read the Greek characters or have access to somebody who can teach the hymn texts to you phonetically.

This book is an effort to preserve and pass on the beauty of proper liturgical music in the tradition of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Notify me of new comments via email. Its purpose is to assist novice level students of Byzantine music and help enrich the liturgical music in local parishes throughout the Archdiocese. If you can legally talk about it, it’s obsolete already Gavin Shearer.

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Would ov like to tell us about a lower price? With the recent publication of this book, along with the ever-growing popularity of the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir, a new horizon of the beautifully refined and ageless expression of Byzantine music is in view and is already reaching the ears and hearts of many.

If somebody has worked through Fr. Melling A very nice text, although sometimes ambiguous on certain points of theory or too “western” and a few mistakes here and there. The school itself has prcatice 40 students enrolled, both men and women ranging from 7yrs to over 50yrs old, and has established a professional choir the Archdiocesan Scnool Choir comprised of 25 young Greek-American trained Byzantine chanters who have produced multiple albums and most recently performed their debut concert at Carnegie Hall, New York.


The musical examples are in Greek, but the explanations are in English; I’m hoping they come out with a newer version with English examples. Scnool Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If Apple Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock.

Apostola An interesting text translated from Romanian; theory explained by translating it into western notation. They make a living just thinking about writing Neil Gaiman.

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Katy Romanou adds many antiquated western notation words. The text is written in the English language while all of the original Greek terms are preserved with an English transliteration for those not able to read Greek. This book is currently being used in the Archdiocesan Byzantine Music School and thus far has been very successful.

To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. Thus far, even in this early stage of publication, the Byzantine Music: Theory and Practice Guide This is not a text book, but a very nicely colored guide with exercises. Here is the table of contents: While I love psaltic art, I can not recommend this book beyond a theoretical introduction to the subject.