Theory and practice of ecclesiastical music II

Course Information
TitleΘεωρία και Πράξη της Εκκλησιαστικής Μουσικής ΙΙ / Theory and practice of ecclesiastical music II
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIoannis Liakos
Course ID600021654

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Course Content (Syllabus)
There will be a reference in ekphonetic notation and the way of reading. Also, the type of Doxology, Cherubic and Communion Hymn, as they are recorded in the Byzantine musical tradition, will be studied. In addition, it will be presented the type of Mathematarion or Kalophonic Sticherarion as recorded in the music manuscripts and interpreted by Chourmouzios Chartofylax. 1. The ekphonetic notation and the read-ing of lectionary. 2. Doxology, a typical example of the hymnography by verse. 3. The creation of Doxology as a chant form, around 1620 (Melchise-dek the Bishop of Raidestos). 4. Doxologies of the 17th century. -Doxologies of the 18th and 19th century. 5. Theory and Practice with Doxology: A’ The "first" modes α’ and plagal a’ B’ The "fourth" modes δ΄and plagal δ΄ C’ The "third" modes γ’ and grave D’ The "second" modes β΄ and plagal β΄ 6. Byzantine Cherubic and Commun-ion Hymn: "Sigisato", Nikiforos Ithi-kos, and "Aineite" by Ioannis Koukouzelis. 7. Cherubic and Communion Hymn of 17th (Panagiotes the New Chrysaphes and Balasis the priest). 8. Cherubic and Communion Hymn of 18th (Daniel Protopsaltis and Petros Peloponnesios). 9. Cherubic and Communion Hymn of the 19th century. 10.Genesis of the Mathematarion or the Kalophonic Sticherarion, from the Pa-padike code, during the 15th century. 11.The mathema Theotokia of Mathema-tarion in the eight modes. - The most important codes of Post-Byzantine Mathemataria. - The interpretation of Mathematarion by Chourmouzios Chartofylax. 12.The mathema ΄΄Anothen oi profitai΄΄ by Ioannis Koukouzelis. 13.Theory and Practice with Cherubic, Communion Hymn and Kalophonic Sticherarion: A’ The "first" modes α’ and plagal a’ B’ The "fourth" modes δ΄and plagal δ΄ C’ The "third" modes γ’ and grave D’ The "second" modes β΄ and plagal β΄
The ekphonetic notation, Doxology, Papadike, Mathematarion, Cherubic Hymn, Communion Hymn, Kalophonic Sticherarion
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Audio
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Artistic Workshop150.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
* Καραγκούνης Κωνσταντίνος, Η παράδοση και εξήγηση του μέλους των Χερουβικών της Βυζαντινής και μεταβυζαντινής μελοποιίας, Έκδοση Ι.Β.Μ. Μελέται 7, Αθήνα 2003. * Στάθης Γρηγόριος, Μορφές και Μορφές της Ψαλτικής Τέχνης, Αθήνα 2001. * Στάθης Γρηγόριος, Οι Αναγραμματισμοί και τα μαθήματα της βυζαντινής μελοποιίας, Ίδρυμα βυζαντινής μουσικολογίας, Μελέται 3, εκδ. Γρηγόριος Στάθης, Αθήνα 2008.
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