Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music: Theory and Practice Guide
Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music
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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. The book contains a brief introduction to the history of Byzantine music, 107 exercises with analysis of the various characters, a page devoted to the theory of each mode, and audio examples to accompany the material found in the book. 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 beautiful. If you want to learn Orthodox chant, this is the place to start. If you want access to the music of ancient Christianity, this will open that door. Bravo!