Music ensembles: Classical oriental music I

Course Information
TitleΜουσικά σύνολα: Κλασική ανατολική μουσική Ι / Music ensembles: Classical oriental music I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600018024

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

Registered students: 11
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective CoursesWinter-2
Music CompositionElective CoursesWinter-2

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
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)
Required Courses
  • ΕΒ1003 Theory and practice of the chanting art
Learning Outcomes
With the successful attendance of this course, the students 1. will be familiar with the repertory of the Secular Art Music of Constantinople (composers, forms), 2. will be trained in singing kratemata in Byzantine notation, 3. will learn the methodology of approaching musical settings belonging to these repertories: practice of makam, usul, solmisation and singing with lyrics of the pieces, 4. play and sing/chant representative pieces of the repertories mentioned before, 5. come in touch with characteristic musical instruments, timbres and tunings of the classical oriental music.
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)
This course is a practical one. Its aim is that students become familiar with the classical Oriental, through training, study and playing of representative pieces belonging to the repertories of the Secular Art Music of Constantinople and the Byzantine and post-Byzantine kratemata, especially those bearing names of musical instruments. The list of composers comprises the following names: Zacharias Chanendes, Dimitrie Cantemir, Petrakis (Petros Peloponnesios), Nikolakes, Brothers Kyriazes a.o. Furthermore, the program comprises some important testimonies of old Greek folk music from post-Byzantine musical manuscripts in late Middle Byzantine notation and exegeses/transcriptions by contemporary musicologists (D. Mazaraki, Th. Apostolopoulos, K. Kalaitzidis). The interpretation of the selected pieces will be done vocally, with the accompaniment of Greek traditional instruments and classical Oriental instruments/Western non-equal tempered instruments, such as kanun, ud, lafta, Constantinopolitan lyre, tanbur, yayli tanbur, bedir, ney, violin, cello, contrabass a.o.
Secular art music of Constantinople, kratemata, makam, usul
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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
Powerpoint files, as well as digital recordings and files with icons, will be used, along with e-mail.
Course Organization
Artistic Workshop401.3
Artistic creation100.3
Student Assessment
Students will be assessed according to their participation in the practical courses, to their learning of the scores as homework, and according to their contribution to the concert prepared during the exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Νίκος Μαλιάρας, Βυζαντινά μουσικά όργανα (Αθήνα: Χ. Νάκας - Κ. Παπαγρηγορίου, 2008). - Murat Aydemir, Το τουρκικό μακάμ (Αθήνα: Fagottobooks, 2012)
Additional bibliography for study
Apostolopoulos, Thomas, and Kalaitzidis, Kyriakos, Rediscovered Musical Treasures. Exegeses of Secular Oriental Music, Part 1 (București: Editura Universității Naționale de Muzică București, 2019). | 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) | 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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