Byzantine Chant Courses

Byzantine chant, or the Psaltic Art, is the oldest sacred music tradition in the Orthodox Church. In these courses, students will immerse themselves in all aspects of the Psaltic Art by learning the Byzantine notational system (neumes), exploring Byzantine musical theory, studying the lives of the saints who contributed to sacred music, discovering the sources of Orthodox hymnography, and familiarizing themselves with the Church’s liturgical services. The intersection of all these areas will be the weekly homework assignments to learn hymns from Saturday Vespers and Sunday Orthros in the mode being studied.

 

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Byzantine Chant 1

Byzantine Chant 2

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