Secular art music from Constantinople

Course Information
TitleΛόγια μουσική της Πόλης / Secular art music from Constantinople
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600015176

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 21
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses635
Music CompositionElective Courses635

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Successful attendance of the course "Theory and Practice of the Psaltic Art"
Learning Outcomes
1. Students will have a clear picture about the Secular Art Music from Constantinople, its most renown composers and its repertory, 2. they will be able to make transcriptions and musicological analyses of representative works belonging to the aforementioned repertory, 3. they will have learnt to sing and to play chosen works by composers of classical oriental music of the 16th-19th centuries.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course comprises the following themes: - A general survey of the Secular Art Music from Constantinople (known also as 'music outside the church' or 'classical oriental music', which flourished mainly during the 17th-19th century): history, composers and their works, theory (makams-modes and usuls-underlying rhythmical patterns), collections-editions. - Deepening into issues of genres and categories of Secular Art Music from Constantinople: fasil, sarki, pesref, semai a.o. - Approach to the use of musical instruments and orchestration of the classical oriental music.
Secular Art Music, Constantinople, makam, Classical oriental music
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Both the communication with the students and the didactic process is based on the use of Technology of Information and Communication: e-learning, e-mail, multimedia material etc.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment250.8
Artistic Workshop501.7
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50.2
Student Assessment
The assessment of the students is based on the following parameters: 1. regular frequentation of the courses and the preparation of the concert, as well as active participation in the concert, 2. a written test during the term, 3. a final written examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τσιαμούλης, Χρίστος, and Ερευνίδης, Παύλος, Ρωμηοὶ συνθέτες τῆς Πόλης (17ος-20ὸς αἰ.) (Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Δόμος, 1998)| Μαυροειδής, Μάριος, Οι μουσικοί τρόποι στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο. Ο βυζαντινός ήχος, το αραβικό μακάμ, το τούρκικο μακάμ (Αθήνα: Fagotto, 1999).
Additional bibliography for study
Feldman, Walter, Music of the Ottoman Court: makam, composition and the early instrumental repertoire, Intercultural Music Studies 10 (Berlin: VWB-Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, 1996)| Μαλιάρας, Νίκος, Bυζαντινά Μουσικά Όργανα. Ελληνικές Μουσικολογικές Εκδόσεις, επιστημονικός υπεύθυνος Απόστολος Κώστιος (Αθήνα: Παπαγρηγορίου - Νάκας, 2007). | Iorga, Nicolae, Το Βυζάντιο μετά το Βυζάντιο, μετφρ. Γ. Καρά, πρόλογος Ν. Σβορώνου, β΄ ανατ. (Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 1989). | Kalaitzidis, Kyriakos, Post-Byzantine Music Manuscripts as a Source for Oriental Secular Music (15th to Early 19th Century), translated by Kiriaki Koubaroulis and Dimitri Koubaroulis, Istanbuler Texte und Studien 28, Orient Institut Istanbul (Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2012). |Ρωμανίδης, Ιωάννης, Ρωμῃοσύνη, Ρωμανία, Ρούμελη, γ΄ έκδ. (Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Πουρναρά, 2002).| Wright, Owen, The Collection of Notations, Volume 2: Commentary (Aldershot, Burlington USA, Singapore, Sydney: Ashgate, 2000).| Χατζημιχελάκης, Γεώργιος, Η θεωρία και η πράξη του εξωτερικού μέλους μέσα από τα έντυπα θεωρητικά συγγράμματα του 19ου αιώνα, Διδακτορική διατριβή, Ιόνιο Πανεπιστήμιο, Τμήμα Μουσικών Σπουδών (Κέρκυρα, 2013). | Γιαννόπουλος, Εμμανουήλ, Θεωρητικὲς ὑπηχήσεις καὶ μουσικὲς κλίμακες Γρηγορίου Πρωτοψάλτου (Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press, 2011). | Αποστολόπουλος, Θωμάς, “Ἡ Ψαλτικὴ καὶ τὸ ἀνατολικὸν περιήχημα ἢ ἡ Ψαλτικὴ καὶ οἱ συγγενεῖς κοσμικὲς μουσικὲς παραδόσεις”, σε Ἐπιτεύγματα καὶ προοπτικὲς στὴν ἔρευνα καὶ μελέτη τῆς Ψαλτικῆς Τέχνης. Τόμος ἀφιερωμένος στὸν καθηγητὴ Γρηγόριο Θ. Στάθη, επιμ. Κ. Καραγκούνης, σσ. 118-126, Ακαδημία Θεολογικών Σπουδών Βόλου, Τομέας Ψαλτικής Τέχνης και Μουσικολογίας (Αθήνα: Παναγόπουλος, 2014). || Εὐτέρπη - Βίβλος καλουμένη Εὐτέρπη, Περιέχουσα συλλογὴν ἐκ τῶν νεοτέρων καὶ ἡδυτέρων ἐξωτερικῶν μελῶν, μὲ προσθήκην ἐν τῷ τέλει καί τινων ῥωμαϊκῶν τραγῳδιῶν εἰς μέλος ὀθωμανικὸν καὶ εὐρωπαϊκόν, ἐξηγηθέντων εἰς τὸ νέον τῆς Μουσικῆς σύστημα παρὰ Θεοδώρου Φωκέως καὶ Σταυράκη Βυζαντίου, ed. Χουρμούζιος Χαρτοφύλαξ (Κωνσταντινούπολις: Τυπογραφία τοῦ Κάστορος, 1830, repr. Αθήνα: Κουλτούρα). | Πανδώρα - Ἡ Πανδώρα ἤτοι συλλογὴ ἐκ τῶν νεωτέρων καὶ ἡδυτέρων ἐξωτερικῶν μελῶν εἰς τόμους δύο. Περιέχουσα Γραικικὰ τραγώδια ἑξήκοντα καὶ δύο, καὶ ἕτερα εἴκοσι εἰς μέλος εὐρωπαϊκόν, μὲ προσθήκην ἐν τῷ τέλει ἑνὸς μαθήματος γραικικοῦ εἰς μακάμια (ἤτοι ἤχους) ἑβδομήκοντα καὶ πέντε, ἐξηγηθέντα εἰς τὴν νέαν τῆς μουσικῆς μέθοδον παρὰ Θεοδώρου Παπᾶ Παράσχου Φωκαέως (Κωνσταντινούπολις: Πατριαρχικὸν τοῦ Γένους Τυπογραφεῖον, 1843): reedited as Μεταβυζαντινὰ Ῥωμαϊκὰ Ἄσματα.| Gheorghiță, Nicolae, “The Byzantine Chant in the Romanian Principalities during the Phanariot Period (1711-1821)”, Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Musica 54, 1 (2009), σσ. 39-82. Αλεξάνδρου, Μαρία, Εισαγωγή στη Βυζαντινή Μουσική (Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press, 2016). || Răileanu, Constantin, Dimitrie Cantemir, Melo, Integrala compozițiilor cantemiriene din “Kitab-ı İlmi’l-musiki ala Vechi’l-Hurufat” (Cartea științei muzicii după felul literelor), Ansamblul Cameral de Muzică Veche Anton Pann, 2 cds (București, 2017).
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