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Soutzos, Geōrgios A.
Musical score, Manuscript
Greek, Modern (1453- )
41 leaves: paper ; 154 x 106 (120 x 76) bound to 154 x 106 mm
Folk songs, Greek
Grēgorios, ho Prōtopsaltēs, 1777-1821
Open for research.
Manuscript of Ottoman melodic modes (Maqāms) with Byzantine notation written in red and black ink. Contains demotic (folk) songs written in karamanlēdeios writing set to music by Grēgorios Prōtopsaltēs according to Byzantine musical notation. Inscription on folio 4r refers to the compiler and composer of the manuscript: "To akolouthōs synetethē para / tou eugenestatou archontos postel/nikou kyriou Geōrgiou soutzou kei/menon de kai melos etonisthē / para Grēgoriou prōtopsaltou tēs / megalēs ekklēsias kata tēn / paradōsin tou idiou. makam besteninkiar ousoul / chaphēph legetai de kiarika / ta tous exōterikous mousikous."
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Physical description: 11 double lines per page; written in Greek and karamanlēdeios minuscule in black and red ink; decorated with watercolors and golden leaf; elaborate initial letters in gold and red; no pagination or foliation; folia [1-3] are blank. In good condition.
Bound in paper.
In Byzantine neumes.
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2014-65.