Syntomon heirmologion and other hymns.

  • Manuscript, Book
Greek, Modern (1453- )
210 leaves : paper ; 236 x 167 (175 x 106) mm. bound to 245 x 170 mm.


Library of Congress genre
Hymns [Browse]
Summary note
Greek manuscript containing a collection of hymns in post-Byzantine neumes. It is written in black and red ink. The first part of the manuscript (fols. 24-85) consists of heirmoi (introductory hymns) for the various canons which are chanted at Matins and other services. The second part (fols. 86-205) contains chants for the services of Christmas and Holy Week, as well as other religious holidays. Among the composers named are Petros Lampadarios (also known as Petros Peloponnēsios) and Grēgorios Lampadarios (also known as Grēgorios ho Prōtopsaltēs).
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by the cataloger.
  • Physical description: 14-15 double lines per page; folios 1-23, 32-35, 86-87, 206-210 are blank; catchwords; initial letters with floral motifs in red ink (fols. 24-85).
  • Inscription on fol. 85v reads: "Telos tou syntomou heirmologiou"
Binding note
Manuscript bound in contemporary brown leather on hard boards with a central floral design on frontside; sewn on six raised bands.
Language note
Source acquisition
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2013-9.
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