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Russian Church Singing: Orthodox Worship and Hymnography, Vol. 1

by Johann Von Gardner

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0913836591, Paperback)

This comprehensive study is intended to serve not only as a standard reference work but also as the cornerstone and inspiration for future research into the music of the Russian Orthodox Church. As its author emphasizes, the music of the Orthodox Church cannot be understood in purely aesthetic categories, apart from the liturgical context which determines both its context and its function. Accordingly, this first volume examines not only the early history of Russian chant, but also the structure of Orthodox worship and the poetical forms of its hymnography.

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