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Anastasimatarion

Dimitri Conomos


Subject Religion

Key-Topics liturgy, music

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405185394.2011.x


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A liturgical book containing musical settings in each of the eight modes (tones) of the Resurrection or Sunday hymnody (each Sunday being a commemoration of the resurrection: anastasis ) for Great Vespers and Matins, together with other supplementary chants. There are three types of Anastasimatarion: (1) argon (“slow”) or palaion (“old”) melodies that are highly melismatic and extended; (2) argosyntomon (literally, “slow-fast”) melodies which are moderately ornate; and (3) syntomon (“fast”) melodies that are syllabic and simple. The composers, editors and arrangers of the editions of the Anastasimatarion currently in use are Petros Peloponnesios (1730–78) and Ioannes Protopsaltes (d. 1770). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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