Automela 112 – 1st Term 2023

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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 while taking into account small rhythmical or melodic changes that may be necessary.

Automela 112 will cover the following melodies:

While Gabriel was saying, 1st Mode
O house of Ephratha, 2nd Mode
Hearken, ye women, 2nd Mode
Awed by the beauty, 3rd Mode
While standing in the Temple’s courts, 3rd Mode
Unto them that fear Thee, 4th Mode
Joseph was amazed, 4th Mode
Rejoice, Plagal 1st Mode
As it is written, Plagal 2nd Mode
What shall we now call you, Plagal 4th Mode
To thee, the Champion Leader, Plagal 4th Mode

Prerequisite(s): None. The ability to read Byzantine notation will be helpful, but is not required.

Class Dates: 1st Term 2023 (January 9 – February 26).
Live Practice Sessions (all times Eastern):
Mondays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:00 pm