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Author At'ayan, R. A

Title Armenian Neume System of Notation : Study and Analysis
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Table of transliteration; Ṙobert At'ayan; Preface to the English translation; 1. The khaz system of prosody; 2. Ancient Armenian manuscripts and their significance for the study of musical khaz notation; 3. The origin and development of khaz notation and its relationship with the development of Armenian medieval music; 4. A critical review of some of the major studies devoted to khazes; 5. The meanings of some of the khazes of the tenth-twelfth centuries and the principal features of the system; Appendix 1: Professional Armenian vocal music
Appendix 2: Polyphonic elements in Armenian folk musicNotes; Bibiliography; Index
Summary The study of the Armenian system of notation called Khazs (Neumes) is of significance both for Armenian and Byzantine music from a historical and aesthetic point of view. Over the centuries the Armenian people have created a musical culture which is largely inaccessible because of the fact that to this day the medieval notation of this music has not been deciphered. Prof. R.A. At'ayan's unique study based on the abundant manuscript sources of the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Erevan) not only traces the origin and development of this notation system convincingly, but also re-creates the
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Subject Armenian chants -- History and criticism
Neumes -- Armenia
Armenian chants.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Classical.
MUSIC -- Reference.
Asia -- Armenia.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Nersessian, Vrej N
ISBN 1136801499