The Modes of the Orthodox Church Chant in South Transylvania

Costin Moisil
The Orthodox church chant from South Transylvania is a variant of the Byzantine chant. It was transmitted almost exclusively orally until 1890, when priest Dimitrie Cunțan published a volume in Western notation containing the most used pieces. The volume was used as a handbook for the cantors ever since, but oral tradition has continued to play a very important role even today. In this paper, I present the main issues to be investigated in order...
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