Της Μετανοίας / Tis Metanoias
Μελέτη εκτελέσεων / A performance study
Comparison of classical and modern versions and discussion on the application of
the Karas' signs on this text in relation to written and oral tradition.
Μουσικά Κείμενα / Scores
Petros Labadarios' "Tis Metanoias..
" with use of all the Karas signs (the above were scanned from G. Konstantinou's theory
book). Don't know which book this is from, but Pandekte Vol. 2 is a very close match
.This classical text is quite different
from what we hear in the Patriarchate and elsewhere these days (see below). Actually
none of the uninitiated performances below follows exactly the classical text. That
can be because of wrong transciption of Petros' original into the new method (claimed
by A. Boudouris) or by a shift in performance practice through the years. In Pandekte
itself, Gregorios adds his own version
of "Tis Metanoias" which is somewhat closer to todays
practice but still different. The analytic version
of modern composers like this from Taliadoros is more representative
of current practice.
Ηχογραφήσεις / Recordings
Thanks to S. Gugushvili for providing many of the files below.
The following version straight from the Great Church is quite different.
Almost none of the Karas' signs are executed here. "Doxa" is done with omalon.
Solo by Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas. In "a-noixon" he executes tromikon
(similar to what Konstantinou/Karas explains here
but not identical)
although Konstantinou puts strepton
Even if Konstantinou had put tromikon in the text, there is no such analysis in
the theory book to indicate exactly what is heard here. Later, we can hear the tromikon
and lygisma in "..noi-xon moi py.." in slightly different versions of the ones given
Another solo by Stanitsas very similar to the previous one. In "katharon" he does
Oxeia which is not notated by Konstantinou.
Fr. Georgios Tsetsis (student of Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas)
"Do-xa" he does Oxeia instead of Omalon. In "a-noixon" he does tromikon (although
Konstantinou has strepton), however not as parestigmenon as his teacher Stanitsas
does it. Again, oxeia in "katharon" is not written.
Note: in all the above versions, "Tis Meta-noi-" is Petaste, executed as Oxeia.
This is also not represented in the text as there is no Karas' sign for it.
Dimitrios Magouris (former 2nd domestichos of the Great Church)
Metanoi=Petaste, not oxeia as Stanitsas
Anoi=tromikon but different
xon=strepton, where there is tromikon in Konstantinou's book
Stylianos Tsolakidis (First Kanonarchos of Iakovos
Toi-ois me=taking kentema continuously (like "all'ws oiktirmon" in the text)
Metanoi=Interpretation of Bareia
Anoi=Oxeia with Psefiston (and not strepton)
xon moi=tromikon (simple) and no lygisma
Oiktirmon=Petaste as Oxeia
Karamanis does "Tis Metanoi" with isaki (instead of petaste)
Anoi=tromikon but different again
xon=tromikon, as written
pylas=lygisma as written
Kakoulidis does nothing in "Doxa" and nothing in "Metanoi".
Anoi=tromikon exactly as Stanitsas.
xon=tromikon as written and exactly as analysed in Konstantinou's book and similar
to that performed by L. Angelopoulos (samples pending).
Doxa=Oxeia instead of Omalon
Anoi=tromikon, different that all the above
Pylas=lygisma (different than all the above, different than the explanation of lygisma
in Konstantinou's book)
Anoi=tromikon (GKM's own version)
xon=tromikon (as explained in Kontantinou's book
and similar to how LA would do it
. (samples pending))
Pneuma=tromikon (instead of strepton in the text)
Oiktirmon=petaste (double, similar to
Angelopoulos -not in the timing though)
"Eusplaxnw"=tromikon (a la LA) in the psefiston combination,
piesma (not written in the text) in the following two apostrophoi and lygisma (a
la LA) in "spla".