Is there Byzantine Music in Turkish?

ρόδι

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Do you mean is there Byzantine Chant in the Turkish language? Or are you asking if there is a parallel musical system to BM in Turkish music history?

To the former question - Im not at all sure if there is and I would actually be surprised if indeed there is. I an under the assumption that Orthodox worship in Turkey is done in the Greek language - that is that the Orthodox churches in existance there use the Greek language or at least the ones I visited did. Perhaps there are some musicians that have composed chant to suit worship in the Turkish language? Or perhaps translations exist? Maybe someone can enlighten me or point me in the right direction with this.

To the latter question I would say yes, that there are parallels to some extent. But again I am not well read enough on this topic to provide examples. I will endeavour to find out more however.

Kiriaki
 

Dimitri

Δημήτρης Κουμπαρούλης, Administrator
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Do you mean is there Byzantine Chant in the Turkish language?
Yes, that's what I am asking. There is at least a Gospel recited in Turkish

http://www.houpas.net/music/Evangelion_Turkisti_PK.rm

and there are Orthodox people who speak Turkish as their first language e.g. the Gagauzians

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gagauzia

and there are also the schismatic and anti-canonical Turkish "Orthodox" movement (of Papa-Eftim)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Orthodox_Patriarchate

But I don't think I have heard any hymns in Turkish. Are there any? Are there parishes celebrating in Turkish?

I would be interested to know and listen some examples.
 
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