Heirmologion syn theō hagiō / neosti kallōpisthen para tou kyr / Balasiou hiereōs kai nomophylakos kathōs tanyn / asmatomelodeitai en Kōnstantinoupolei meta / pleistēs epimeleias ...

Orthodox Eastern Church [Browse]
Uniform title
  • Musical score, Manuscript
Greek, Modern (1453- )
1 v.([i-vi], 1-274 leaves) : paper ; 160 x 100 (130 x 70) mm bound to 170 x 115 mm


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Library of Congress genre
Hymns [Browse]
Getty AAT genre
Summary note
Greek manuscript containing a collection of introductory hymns (hirmoi) in post-Byzantine neumes for the various canons which are chanted at Matins and other ecclesiastical feasts.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from folio 1.
  • Physical description: 13 double lines a page, 8vo, 160 x 100 mm., [1]⁷ α-γ⁸ δ⁹ ε-κ⁸ κα⁶ κβ⁸ κγ⁷ κδ-κζ⁸ κη⁹ κθ-λγ⁸ [2]⁷: [277] ff. (lacking δ7 and κγ6, some discoloration); first 6 and last 6 leaves blank, except for later notes and owner's inscriptions (folia. [ii, iv, v, vi]; leaves 178 and 179 are also blank. Written in black ink with head-pieces, titles, and lettering in red ink; large elaborated initials in red ink. Scribe's note on [fol. 267]: "Elaven peras to paron heirmolo/gion en etē αψξδ', mēni pheurouariou ?λ. / hai men phōnai hypo cheiros Kyrillou hieromonachou, / ta de loipa hyp'emou mēna hiereōs tou S:K:" Signatures on lower inner corner of last page of each quire, foliation in a modern hand. From the library of the architect Aristotelēs Zachos (1871-1939), with his inscription and stamp on folio [iii]: "To paron ēgorasthē para tēs chēras / Geōrg. Kōnstantinidou / tou ek Monastēriou Makedonias / anepsiou tou Mētropol[itou] / Stegōn, Sisaniou kai telos / Sōzoagathoupoleōs / Theophilou / ek tēs vivlioth[ēkēs] tou hopoiou proerchetai / hypo A. Zachou / Architektonos / Th/[essalo]nikē 1918."
Binding note
Manuscript bound in contemporary brown leather over hard boards; worn; blind tooled binding.
Source acquisition
Purchased in memory of Professor Kenneth Levy, *49 *55, Scheide Professor of Music History, by the Princeton University Library, with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2014-72.
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