Addressing the Modality of Church Melodies, According to the Variety in the Choice of the Isokratema. Case Studies

Symeon Kanakis
This paper aims to investigate the phenomenon of heterophony in Byzantine chant, exploring the technique of isokratema and how the modality of a melody can be affected by the selection of an isokratematic note (bordun tone). Specific examples of whole melodies or melodic phrases are examined by using respectively two or more versions of isokratema. These versions come either from recordings of isokratema in church melodies or voice recordings from in and out of the...
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