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Musicology: Octoechos | cymVolon

Musicology: Octoechos

Octoechos

Oktōēchos (here transcribed “Octoechos”; Greek: ὁ Ὀκτώηχος [okˈtóixos]; from ὀκτώ “eight” and ἦχος “sound, mode” called echos; Slavonic: Осмогласие, Osmoglasie from о́смь “eight” and гласъ, Glagolitic: ⰳⰾⰰⱄⱏ, “voice, sound”) is the name of the eight-mode system used for the composition of religious chant in Byzantine, Syrian, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Latin and Slavic churches since the Middle Ages. In a modified form the octoechos is still regarded as the foundation of the tradition of monodic Orthodox chant today. source: wikipedia.org

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    Paul Laurent Says:

    Très attrayant!

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