Octoëchos 202: 2nd Mode – Term 2 2024

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of 2nd Mode.  This mode will be studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion; that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing this course, a student will be proficient in the heirmologic and sticheraric forms…

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Octoëchos 206: Plagal 2nd Mode – 4th Term 2023

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of Plagal 2nd Mode.  This mode will be studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion; that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing this course, a student will be proficient in the heirmologic and sticheraric…

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Festal Menaion 301: Introduction to Interpretation – Term 3 2023

This class will provide introductory principles to interpretation through the lens of a variety of of repertoire found throughout the great feasts of Christ and the Theotokos. It will focus on the different ornaments, how to incorporate ornaments heard in recordings found publicly by master chanters, and how to build up some basic principles that…

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ByzB Youth 2 – Winter 2024

Students study the foundational symbols needed to read syllabic hymns in Byzantine notation and continue their study of modal theory. Students will study intervallic symbols, qualitative symbols, rhythmic symbols, and symbols that indicate the mode and scale.  Students study Heirmologic hymns on parallagi and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st, Plagal 1st, 4th, and Plagal…

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Octoëchos 207: Grave Mode (2nd Term 2023)

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of Grave Mode.  This mode will be studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion; that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing this course, a student will be proficient in the heirmologic and sticheraric forms…

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Automela 112 – 1st Term 2023

Automela 112 is the second course in a four-part series that will study the model melodies (automela) which serve as the musical and metrical basis for other hymns (prosomia). Students will learn one or two automela per week, studying the hymns from both musical score and text and then applying those melodies to other texts…

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Automela 112 – 1st Term 2024

Automela 112 is the second course in a four-part series that will study the model melodies (automela) which serve as the musical and metrical basis for other hymns (prosomia). Students will learn one or two automela per week, studying the hymns from both musical score and text and then applying those melodies to other texts…

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Octoëchos 208: Plagal 4th Mode – T1 2024

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of Plagal 4th Mode.  This mode will be studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion; that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing this course, a student will be proficient in the heirmologic and sticheraric…

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Octoëchos 208: Plagal 4th Mode – T2 2024

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of Plagal 4th Mode.  This mode will be studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion; that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing this course, a student will be proficient in the heirmologic and sticheraric…

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