Papadic 404: 2nd and Plagal 2nd Mode

This course functions as an in-depth study of papadic repertoire in the 2nd and Plagal 2nd Modes. Students will study one Cherubic Hymn and one Communion Hymn in each of the aforementioned modes along with a festal Communion hymn, analyzing each selection in terms of modal theory/intervals, melodic structure/morphology, liturgical execution, and other related topics.…

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Festal Menaion 304: March 25th and August 6th

This course is a systematic study of the hymnography of Vespers, Orthros, and Divine Liturgy of the feasts of the Annunciation of the Theotokos (March 25th) and the Transfiguration of Christ (August 6th). The course focuses on the performance aspects of singing hymns in the short sticheraric genre such as vocal quality, interpretation, rhythm and…

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