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Does anyone know where I could obtain the Byzantine Music theory book by N. I. Kakoulidis that goes with his tape cassettes?

the address is

Zinonos 7-9

Athens 10431 Greece,

Tel. 5231809 and 5140342

fax 5231809

his web site is

http://www.byzantinemusic.gr/

His Biography can be read here in Greek http://www.giannakouros.gr/nk.html

Thanks for any help

His Biography can be read here in Greek http://www.giannakouros.gr/nk.html

Thanks for any help

I visited the web site of G.I.Kakoulidis and here is an extract freely translated into English:

"...Georgios Kakoulidis ...was born in Drama from Pontioi (Russian) refugees in 1935... his father Ioannis was a professional chanter... he completed his studies near his protopsaltis brother Nikos (=Nikolaos) ...He was invited some times to America where he gave recitals with his choir and taught Byzantine and Demotic (=traditional) Music in various (=American) cities."

G.I.K. also made tapes/casettes with B.M. exercises and hymns together with a book, but I donot know whether this is the same work as that distributed by his brother N. It would make sense to have made this work together with N.I.K than separately duplicating the effort instead of combining it, if we consider that the two brothers sat together in the US.

If the two works are separate then G.I.K may have a copy of what you are after.

In any case it would appear advisable to contact G.I.K. about this question.

I do have G.I.K.s Greek book "Theory and Praxis of Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music, Athens 1988". It refers to casettes numbers 40, 41, 11 and 42.

If you could give me some information on the contents & serial numbers of your tapes I can check whether they are the same.

I hope I have been of service to you.

thanks for the info