Octoëchos 201 – 1st Mode

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3rd Term Course: Registration is CLOSED The eight Octoëchos courses serve as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of the eight modes of Byzantine Chant.  Each mode is studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion, that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing all of…

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ByzB 103: Byzantine Notation Basic Fluency

This course focuses on developing reading fluency on parallagi in syllabic hymns and sticheraric hymns and goes much deeper into symbols indicating the mode and scale (martyries and fthores).  Students study four Diatonic Sticheraric hymns as well as Heirmologic hymns in the in the Enharmonic and Chromatic Modes: 2nd, Plagal 2nd, 3rd, and Grave Mode.…

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ByzB 102: Intro to Byzantine Notation Term 4 2020

In this course, students study the foundational symbols needed to read a syllabic hymn 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 (solfège) and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st,…

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ByzB 102: Intro to Byzantine Notation

In this course, students study the foundational symbols needed to read a syllabic hymn in Byzantine notation.  Students will study interval symbols, qualitative symbols, rhythm symbols, and symbols that indicate the mode and scale.  Students will study Heirmologic hymns in the Diatonic Modes on parallagi as they learn the symbols. Cost: $225 Class Dates: 3rd…

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Typikon 101 (Term 3 2021)

In this course, you will learn how to build services for every day with the Great Horologion, Octoechos, Menaion, and – when appropriate – the Triodion or Pentecostarion, using the Typikon of Protopsaltis Georgios Violakis as your guide. You will also learn the history of various other Typika (the plural of Typikon) and the differences…

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Typikon 101 (Term 2 2021)

In this course, you will learn how to build services for every day with the Great Horologion, Octoechos, Menaion, and – when appropriate – the Triodion or Pentecostarion, using the Typikon of Protopsaltis Georgios Violakis as your guide. You will also learn the history of various other Typika (the plural of Typikon) and the differences…

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