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Chants of the Byzantine Rite: The Italo-Albanian Tradition in Sicily

Canti Ecclesiastici della Tradizione Italo-Albanese in Sicilia

Edited by Girolamo Garofalo and Christian Troelsgaard
This book presents for the first time the complete chant repertory of an orally transmitted collection of church hymns for the celebration of the Byzantine Rite in Sicily. Cultivated by Albanian-speaking minorities since their ancestors arrived in Sicily in the late fifteenth century, this repertory was transcribed by Bartolomeo di Salvo, a Basilian monk from the monastery of Grottaferrata, and is presented here in English, Italian, and Greek. 

288 pages | 259 musical examples | 7 1/2 x 9 | © 2015

Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Subsidia

Music: General Music

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Table of Contents

Front Matter:
                John Bergsagel
Introduction: Father Bartolomeo Di Salvo and his transcriptions of the Byzantine Chants among the Albanians in Sicily
                Girolamo Garofalo
The corpus of Italo-Albanian Chant and Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae
                Christian Troelsgård
Table of informants and key persons in the written communication of Siculo-Albanian chant before 1990
Notes on the transcription style
Sigla and bibliography of hymnographic editions referred to
Overview of the chant collection
Chants of the Italo-Albanian Tradition in Sicily, transcribed by Bartolomeo Di Salvo:
Divine Office – Hesperinos, Orthros etc.
Divine Liturgies of St John Chrysostom, St. Basil and the Presanctified Gifts
Appendix: Chants for the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Indices and notes:
General index, systematic
Index of assigned places of origin
List of concordances: Di Salvo – Tiby
References and critical notes for Di Salvo’s transcriptions
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Selection of the Tiby-recordings from the collection of Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Archivi di etnomusicologia —
List of chants included, recording date, performers, chant texts, etc.

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