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Romanian Heirmoi of the “Presentation of our Lord” Feast
Romanian Heirmoi of the “Presentation of our Lord” Feast

Author(s): Ionuţ-Gabriel Nastasă
Subject(s): Pastoral Theology
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: ”Hermoi”; Kanon”; ”church music”; ”Feast”; ”Matins”; ”Protopsaltes”

Summary/Abstract: In the announced paper, the author intends to identify and analyze musically the Heirmoi (Katabasiae) of the “Presentation of our Lord” Kanon of the Matins (February 2/15), as they appear composed, adapted and processed in the main Romanian collections of church songs (18th-20th centuries), compared to some Greek music sources of Balasie the Priest, Petros Lampadarios, Ioannis Lampadarios. These are found mainly in collections generically called “Irmologhion” or “Catavasier”, composed by Romanian authors such as Filotei sin Agăi Jipei (1713), Macarie the Hieromonk (Vienna, 1823), Visarion the Confessor (Neamț Monastery, 1826), Anton Pann (Bucharest, 1846), Dimitrie Suceveanu (Iasi, 1848), Ghelasie Basarabeanul († 1855), Nicolae Severeanu and Neagu Ionescu (Bucharest, 1897), Ioan Zmeu (Buzău, 1907), Ion Popescu-Pasărea (Bucharest, 1908), Theodor V. Stupcanu (Iasi, 1927), Nicu Moldoveanu (Bucharest, 2000, 2002). In the final part of this paper, the author comparatively analyzes the Stichoi in honor of the Mother of God at the beginning of the 9th Ode, called generically the “Little cradle”, adapted remarkably in Romanian language by Dimitrie Suceveanu († 1898).

  • Issue Year: 24/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 29-46
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English