Ψαλτικοί προορισμοί στο διαδίκτυο / Psaltic destinations on the internet
This page was historically the first page of Analogion. Here we used to add anything
new we found on the net back then. Later on, we created all other sections of Analogion
and since then this page has remained as a general pool of information that either
we didn't have time to put it in a more appropriate place on Analogion or it was
too general to fall under any of the Analogion subsections so far. The information
below is a small subset of the wealth of material available on the internet. Use
the search facility on the Analogion home page
or look in the history of Analogion updates
if you can't find what you are looking for here.
Mount Athos - Vigil of St Athanasios, Monastery of
This is the longest (18 hours) and most famous vigil on Mount Athos on the feast
of At Athanasius the Athonite (the founder of Lavra monastery and Athonite monasticism
as we know it today). It is the only vigil where they do some verses of the slow
Anoixantaria of Koukouzelis who, according to tradition, was a psaltis of that same
monastery in the Byzantine times. The brotherhood of Danielaioi are chanting on
the right choir. Thanks to pigizois.net for making that recording available for
Ecumenical Patriarchate - Patriarchal Psaltai
Recordings from a number of Patriarchal psaltai.
Constantinopolitan Friends of Music (CMKON)
Rich collection of recordings especially from Constantinopolitan and especially
Dimitrios Houpas - ieropsaltis.com
One of the richest collections of recordings and information of modern
and older psaltai.
Fr. Ephraim - Byzantine Music at St. Anthony's Monastery, Arizona, US
"This webpage by
Fr Ephraim, contains more than 2000 pages of Byzantine music in both Western and
Byzantine notation in the style of chanting used on the Holy Mountain. The scope
of this project covers the liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great,
St. James, and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, as well as various doxologies
and all the hymns for Vespers. The words of the hymns are provided in Elizabethan
English, Modern English, and Greek."
Fr. Ephraim - Byzantine Music Links
On-line discussion group - byzantinechant
The most popular discussion forum on Byzantine
Music on the internet with members psaltai, musicologists, fans of Byzantine Chant
and others. Forum language is English. Founded and moderated by Ivan Moody.
On-line discussion group - analogion
Forum language is Greek. Founded and moderated
primarily by Panayotis Papademetriou.
On-line discussion group - psaltopedia
Forum language is English. Founded and moderated
by Georgios K. Michalakis
Radio Broadcast -
Listen to the live broadcast by L. Angelopoulos and G. Kyriakakis every Sunday at
6 am (Greek Time)
Radio Broadcast - ecclesia.gr
The official radio of the Church of Greece regurarly broadcasts a lot of Byzantine
A well known musicologist of the new generation with significant contributions
to the field. His home page has more infomation about him
and his work.
Emmanouel Giannopoulos - Conference Presentation
Emmanouel Giannopoulos' presentation at a recent conference. Contains pictures of
music manuscripts (from mmb.org.gr)
A computer program to write and playback Byzantine music
Bill Churchill -
Typikon of St. Savva
The Typikon of St. Sava from the Venice edition, 1545.
The whole book has been scanned and can be downloaded online in both Greek
and Slavonic. From the scanned 1545 version there are two
pages missing (67 and 338). Emmanouel Giannopoulos compared the book with the edition
of Venice of 1643. Page 338 of the older edition seems was empty as there doesn't
seem to be anything missing from that part. In page 67 there is text so he copied
it and sent it [jpg
, 1 Mb]
Fr. Constantine Terzopoulos - Psaltic Notes
Panayotis Papademetriou - analogion.net
Check his work (in Greek) on
and BM scores
as well as other topics. Also featuring an
interview with D. Nerantzis
on the interpretation of Eccelsiastical Chant
Georgios K. Michalakis - Psaltopedia
A website by Georgios K. Michalakis. The "fanatical, polemical GKM page" as the
author describes it. Contains a great number of rare and other recordings for download.
GKM has declared a new Peloponnesian war against pretty much any living psalti around.
His aim is to defend traditional psaltiki. His presentation of his positions is
Fr. Filotheu - Paisian Anthology of Byzantine Chant
Greek and Romanian chants. It is the first volume of a (proposed) great collection
of compositions and translations belonging to the Paisian School of Byzantine musicbetween
the years 1760-1860. Sent by Fr. Filotheu who is
also the publisher of the book.
title: "Antologhion Paisian. Tomul 1. Perioada Triodului", Sophia Publishing House,
scanned and audio material from L. Angelopoulos and G. Konstantinou's work and more.
Manuscript Catalogue of the National Library of Greece
The names listed there are of the Byz. composers.
(Check the homepage
Mount Lebanon Orthodox Choir
That's the website link Of SEM Mount Lebanon Orthodox Choir. Not up to date, are
much more CDs already released etc. (sent by Elias Murr) .
Angelos Lampousis - axionestin.org
"The Axion Estin Foundation's mission is to promote the appreciation, education
and employment of Byzantine music in North America."
Eastern Ecclesiastical Music
A site (in Russian) with audio file and scores: Raspev, Byzantine and Georgian music
Choir - Bulgarian Byzantine Choir
Founded/directed by a student of L. Angelopoulos.
Recordings to download, mainly Basilikos, Simonopetra (basically excerpts from kanons),
Zorbas, plus Kekragarion in Slavonic by Serbian psaltai. Also Ketsetsis chanting
Cheroubikon in First Mode.
Parartema of Ecclesiastike Aletheia, reprinted
Byzantine Asmatic Rite - The service of Trithekti
The revival of the Byzantine Asmatic Rite service of Trithekti by the Church of
Institute of Byzantine Musicology
Includes info about their CDs, publications and conferences
Paratonismos - Axios Axios
I recorded this "Axios, Axios" from the Athens Cathedral on 12 Dec 04. The classical
combination of music/text changed to "correct" a paratonismos.
Ancient Greek Music Reconstruction
Reconstruction of the ancient Greek instrument hydraulis from archaeological finds
Marios Mauroeides - Book on Maqams, Modes and Tropoi
The late Professor Marios Mauroeides in his book (in Greek) provides scales for
the modes and maqams with the highest possible precision (using the extended set
of sharp/flat signs). The site contains the contents of the book and an example
of a scale description using staff notation:
Gregorios Stathis - Article on Ecclesiastical Music
in the Liturgy
Professor Gr. Stathis has written this article in the official magazine of the church
of Greece. Among other things he talks about the koinwnikon (communion hymn) and
says that it should be continued throughout the communion of the people (instead
of being replaced with "Tou Deipnou Sou" or other chants not endorsed by the Church
See page 262 onwards.
Greek Carols and Christmas Hymns
Google - Byzantine Music Scholar Search
Try searching for Byzantine Music related stuff on
Karim El Far - Orthodoxia Radio
Sub-deacon's Karim El Far's web site. Lots of audio samples, video and instructional
CDs for sale. Liturgy in English using Byzantine music. And much more.
Byzantine Music School - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
The new school of Byzantine Music of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Holy Cross Boston Seminary - Electronic Byzantine Music
Reflects efforts to translate the pieces into English. For what it is worth.
Studies really old Byz. notation with computers/databases etc.
- Glossary of musicological terms
Contains terms relevant to Byzantine Chant
Byzantine Chant influence on Western Music
On the infuence of Byzantine chant on Western music
Byzantine Music Symposium Summary
Doesn't let you print, worth reading though.
Lambadarios - Doxastarion
The first ever published Doxastarion
Article - The psaltic tradition of Chios island, Greece
A great number of famous chanters and composers came or passed from Xios.
Christos Tsiounis - Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas' biography
The most comrehensive account on Stanitsas' life and work.
Choir - Ixoxroma
A local choir from Patra, Greece. They have their own web site and they have
published their first CD. Their repertoir is Karamanis/Pettas and some of their
own compositions. Special interest: they have recorded 3 hymns as instrumentals
with violin and tanbur (a middle eastern fretless ancestor of the bouzouki).
Fr. Ierotheos - Publications price list
All Byzantine music publications by the Holy Monastery of Filotheou (Mount Athos).
It's the work of well kown monk chanter Fr Ierotheos Filotheitis. A bit pricey but
he's done a nice job collecting classical and modern pieces and presenting them
in his own calligraphic style.
Vigil - From St Dionysios of Mt Olympus
The first two links with the liturgy from St Dyonisios are chanted by two of the
most well known chanters of Mt Athos. Fr Daniel (Danielidis) and Fr Thomas
(Thomaidis). Although the quality of the recording is bad, the chanting is a good
example of humble athonite monastic yphos and great art for those interested.
Article - Byzantine Music History
A student essay about Byzantine Music
Choir - Idimelon
A new choir from Thessaloniki
Article - On the use of microphones in church
The sickness of "Severe microphonitis":
Recordings - Various
Byzantine music audio samples under section "Byzantini Mousiki"
Article - Oldest manuscripts
"We know specifically that three Athonite scriptoria - at the Great Lavra, at Vatopedi,
and at Iviron - produced manuscripts with musical signs well before the first quarter
of the 11th century and these manuscripts constitute some of mankind’s very
earliest specimens of musical notation at all - whether in the East or in the West" (Dimitri Conomos, extract from this
Calligraphy - Handwriting of Byzantine music
I had compiled the following list the past.
Then I found out that there are many traditional variations of the choices given
below. See Dr. Emmanouel Giannopoulos' study on the topic of appearance of Psaltic
publications in his book "Logos and Melos ... "
Article - The Reformation of 1814
- use a flat head calligraphic pen,
- quantity and quality signs in black,
- text in black
- time and rhythm signs in red
- fthorai and Elxeis in red
- martyries and isokratima in red
- calligraphic first letters in multicolour
title: "The Reformation of 1814 – A New Approach" by Kaiti Romanou.
Chrysanthos, the learned Greek musician from Mádytos, who together with Gregorios
the Protopsaltes and Chourmouzios the Chartophylax of the Great Church, reformed
in 1814 the musical notation of the Greek Orthodox Church, permitting thus the belated
printing of the Church music books, has left two theoretical works:The Eisagogi
eis to Theoritikon kai praktikon tis Ekklisiastikis Mousikis ("Introduction to the
Theory and Practice of Church Music") (Paris, 1821) was a 56 page manual on the
newly proposed notational system. The Theoritikon Mega tis Mousikis ("Great Theory
of Music") (Trieste, 1832), a book of 279 pages based on Aristides Quintilianus
Peri Mousikis ("On Music"), is a secular work much broader in scope, reflecting
Chrysanthos progressive ideas and his involvement in the movement of the Enlightenment
of the Greeks and the reawakening of their national consciousness (which the Great
Church at Constantinople was not unanimously favoring).The Great Theory of Music
was completed between 1816 and 1819, and part of it at least was written in the
monastery of Timios Prodromos in Constantinople, which in the 1810s was a cultural
center of progressive tendencies. Chrysanthos association with such circles gives
perhaps a feasible clue to the causes of his exile to Madytos.
Book - The Polyeleos in Byzantine and Postbyzantine
Chaldaiakes Achilles, "The Polyeleos in Byzantine and Postbyzantine Melopoeia, Institute
of Byzantine Musicology, Studies 5. Editor: Gr. Th. Stathis, Athens, 2003, 988 pp.