Trisagion School Forums ByzB 103: T1 2021 Week 1 Q & A Reply To: Week 1 Q & A

Katie BrumleyKatie Brumley

“This verse is in the Third Mode. You can see the Third Mode modal signature with the Ga Diatonic fthora at the end. This indicates we should chant Diatonic Intervals with an unstable Zo, whose tuning depends on the melody.”

If Third Mode uses the Enharmonic scale, why are we using Diatonic intervals? I realize there is some overlap, but both the Vou and the Zo’ are different between Diatonic and Enharmonic scales.

Oh…Or is the Vou not raised toward Ga unless there is an Ajem on the Ga? So, for example, there could be an Ajem on the Zo at the beginning of the hymn, and it only affects the Zo (but continuously, throughout the hymn)?