Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music

Book Review: "Byzantine Chant between Constantinople and the Danubian Principalities," by Nicolae Gheorghita

Romanian scholar Nicolae Gheorghita has published a book on Byzantine chant, written in English, which is a collection of 14 articles, including chapters on Byzantine and post-Byzantine secular music in Romania.

Four Typological Images of Mary in the Hymnography for the Feast of the Entrance

Hymnographical texts often include references to biblical persons, places and events - references that are sometimes rather vague, at other times very clear. In the case of the feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the temple, the ???????, ...

From Out of the Drawer: Nikolai Korndorf's Setting of the Divine Liturgy

The centerpiece of this study is a remarkable exemplar of sacred music composition literally extracted from the drawer: a complete setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy by the late-twentieth-century Russian-Canadian composer, Nikolai Sergeevich Korndorf, dated 1978.

Spectral Examination of Byzantine Chant Archetype

In this article, a particular hypostasis of Byzantine chant was chosen to be spectrally examined, from the multitude of possible variants: a melodic structure accompanied by a simple bass drone called Ison, placed bellow the melody and sung by male ...