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.
Ecumenical Patriarchate
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.
TisMetanoias-Stanitsas-Danielidis-1963.mp3
Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas

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 by Konstantinou.
TisMetanoias-Stanitsas-1.mp3
Another solo by Stanitsas very similar to the previous one. In "katharon" he does Oxeia which is not notated by Konstantinou.
TisMetanoias-Stanitsas-2.mp3
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.
TisMetanoias-Tsetsis.mp3

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)

Doxa=Omalon
Metanoi=Petaste, not oxeia as Stanitsas
Anoi=tromikon but different
xon=strepton, where there is tromikon in Konstantinou's book
TisMetanoias-Magouris.mp3
Stylianos Tsolakidis (First Kanonarchos of Iakovos Nafpliotis)

Doxa=Omalon
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
Katharon=no analysis
TisMetanoias-Tsolakidis-Sparti1970.mp3
Athanasios Karamanis

Karamanis does "Tis Metanoi" with isaki (instead of petaste)
Anoi=tromikon but different again
xon=tromikon, as written
pylas=lygisma as written
TisMetanoias/TisMetanoias-Karamanis.mp3
Nikolaos Kakoulidis

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).
Pylas=no lygisma
TisMetanoias-NKakoulidis.mp3
Georgios Michalakis

Doxa=Oxeia instead of Omalon
Metanoi=nothing
Anoi=tromikon, different that all the above
xon=tromikon (simple)
Pylas=lygisma (different than all the above, different than the explanation of lygisma in Konstantinou's book)
TisMetanoias-Mixalakis-FromMemory.mp3

Doxa=nothing
Metanoi=subtle petaste
Anoi=subtle psefiston
xon=Tromikon (simple)
Pylas=no lygisma
Oiktirmon=Simple petaste
Katharon=no interpretation
TisMetanoias-Mixalakis-LIVE.mp3

Anoi=tromikon (GKM's own version)
xon=tromikon (as explained in Kontantinou's book
and similar to how LA would do it. (samples pending))
Pylas=no lygisma
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".
TisMetanoias-Mixalakis-Konstantinou.mp3