Automela 111 is the first 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 automelon per week, studying the hymns from both musical score and text and then applying those melodies to other texts while taking into account small rhythmical or melodic changes that may be necessary.
Automela 111 will cover the following melodies:
O all-lauded Martyrs, 1st Mode
When he took Thee, 2nd Mode
Upon that mount in Galilee, 2nd Mode
Thy confession, 3rd Mode
Thou Who as God adornest, 3rd Mode
As one valiant, 4th Mode
On this day Thou hast appeared, 4th Mode
Let us worship the Word, Plagal 1st Mode
Having laid up all their hope, Plagal 2nd Mode
O strange wonder, Plagal 4th Mode
Prerequisite(s): None. The ability to read Byzantine notation will be helpful, but is not required.
Class Dates: 2nd Term 2021 (May 10 – July 2nd). NOTE: This is an 8-week course.
Live Practice Sessions (all times Eastern):
Mondays, 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 8:30 pm (2 simultaneous sessions in different Zoom rooms)
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:00 pm
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:00 pm
Thursdays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm
Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:30 pm
Fridays, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Fridays, 2:30 – 3:00 pm
More practice sessions may be added based on enrollment numbers.