Russian Church Singing: Orthodox Worship and Hymnography,

Russian Church Singing: Orthodox Worship and Hymnography,


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    When asking any experts to recommend books on Eastern Orthodox Church music, this scholarly volume by Johann von Gardner will invariably be among the first titles mentioned This English translation, done by Vladimir Morosan, was published by St Vladimir s Seminary Press in 1980.The author states at the outset of his preface The present work is intended as an aid to those who feel the necessity of gaining deeper understanding of the liturgical singing of the Russian Orthodox Church, not only When asking any experts to recommend books on Eastern Orthodox Church music, this scholarly volume by Johann von Gardner will invariably be among the first titles mentioned This English translation, done by Vladimir Morosan, was published by St Vladimir s Seminary Press in 1980.The author states at the outset of his preface The present work is intended as an aid to those who feel the necessity of gaining deeper understanding of the liturgical singing of the Russian Orthodox Church, not only in its present day practical forms, but also in its theoretical essence and thousand year history While von Gardner accomplishes his goal with clarity and scholarly precision, it serves and an excellent introduction to the music of all Eastern Orthodox Churches, including the Greek, and the Arab based Antiochian Orthodox Church of which I am a relatively new member In discussing the establishment of Orthodox Christianity on American and Western European soil the translator states in his preface, the parishes established by the Church of Russia have naturally preserved the choral tradition of the Mother Church, and even parishes from Greek or Syrian traditions of monodic chant have in some instances adopted Russian choral singing under the influence of the prevailing choral milieu of the West It cannot be stressed enough, as is stated on the back cover summary, the music of the Orthodox Church cannot be understood in purely aesthetic categories, apart from the liturgical context which determines both its content and its function That s really what this book is all about, how the music and liturgy are inseparable.Although I have many years of experience directing choirs and leading worship services in Protestant Churches, I discovered that as I began tackling the job of directing our Orthodox parish choir on a part time basis , that it was like learning a new language This book goes a long way toward helping the reader become familiar with that new language, but one can only learn to speak it by full immersion in the services of the Orthodox Church.Below are the titles for each of the four chapters The System of Orthodox Liturgical Singing Concepts and TerminologyThe Liturgical System of the Orthodox ChurchThe System of Russian Liturgical SingingPeriodization of Russian Liturgical SingingI would definitely agree with those who recommended this book to me, it is an excellent introduction, however if you have no first hand experience with Orthodox liturgies, I would think that much of this book would be an academic exercise.At times, the reader may feel overwhelmed with too much information, or with unfamiliar terminology, but for someone like me who wants to get to the heart of this glorious worship experience, it s worth the effort Written January 7, 2002


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Russian Church Singing: Orthodox Worship and Hymnography, Vol. 1 (Russian Church Singing) [Reading] ➷ Russian Church Singing: Orthodox Worship and Hymnography, Vol. 1 (Russian Church Singing) By Johann Von Gardner – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Examines the early history of Russian chant, the structure of Orthodox worship and the poetical forms of its hymnography Examines the early history of Russian chant, the Singing: Orthodox PDF/EPUB Â structure of Orthodox worship and the poetical forms of its hymnography.

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  • Russian Church Singing: Orthodox Worship and Hymnography, Vol. 1 (Russian Church Singing)
  • Johann Von Gardner
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 0913836591

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10 thoughts on “Russian Church Singing: Orthodox Worship and Hymnography, Vol. 1 (Russian Church Singing)

  1. Volkert Volkert says:

    When asking any experts to recommend books on Eastern Orthodox Church music, this scholarly volume by Johann von Gardner will invariably be among the first titles mentioned This English translation, done by Vladimir Morosan, was published by St Vladimir s Seminary Press in 1980.The author states at the outset of his preface The present work is intended as an aid to those who feel the necessity of gaining deeper understanding of the liturgical singing of the Russian Orthodox Church, not only When asking any experts to recommend books on Eastern Orthodox Church music, this scholarly volume by Johann von Gardner will invariably be among the first titles mentioned This English translation, done by Vladimir Morosan, was published by St Vladimir s Seminary Press in 1980.The author states at the outset of his preface The present work is intended as an aid to those who feel the necessity of gaining deeper understanding of the liturgical singing of the Russian Orthodox Church, not only in its present day practical forms, but also in its theoretical essence and thousand year history While von Gardner accomplishes his goal with clarity and scholarly precision, it serves and an excellent introduction to the music of all Eastern Orthodox Churches, including the Greek, and the Arab based Antiochian Orthodox Church of which I am a relatively new member In discussing the establishment of Orthodox Christianity on American and Western European soil the translator states in his preface, the parishes established by the Church of Russia have naturally preserved the choral tradition of the Mother Church, and even parishes from Greek or Syrian traditions of monodic chant have in some instances adopted Russian choral singing under the influence of the prevailing choral milieu of the West It cannot be stressed enough, as is stated on the back cover summary, the music of the Orthodox Church cannot be understood in purely aesthetic categories, apart from the liturgical context which determines both its content and its function That s really what this book is all about, how the music and liturgy are inseparable.Although I have many years of experience directing choirs and leading worship services in Protestant Churches, I discovered that as I began tackling the job of directing our Orthodox parish choir on a part time basis , that it was like learning a new language This book goes a long way toward helping the reader become familiar with that new language, but one can only learn to speak it by full immersion in the services of the Orthodox Church.Below are the titles for each of the four chapters The System of Orthodox Liturgical Singing Concepts and TerminologyThe Liturgical System of the Orthodox ChurchThe System of Russian Liturgical SingingPeriodization of Russian Liturgical SingingI would definitely agree with those who recommended this book to me, it is an excellent introduction, however if you have no first hand experience with Orthodox liturgies, I would think that much of this book would be an academic exercise.At times, the reader may feel overwhelmed with too much information, or with unfamiliar terminology, but for someone like me who wants to get to the heart of this glorious worship experience, it s worth the effort Written January 7, 2002

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