Kalophōnikon heirmologion.

Chatzētheodōrou, Geōrgios [Browse]
Uniform title
Musical score, Manuscript
Modern Greek (1453-)
1 v. : paper ; 180 x 130 (120 x 80 ) mm bound to 190 x 135 mm.


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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 services. Elaborate headpiece on folio [α1] and inscription beneath it reads: "Kalophonikon ermologion. / heirmologion to kalophōnikon en ō hemperi/echontai pantes hoi kalophōnikoi heirmoi / kata ton neon tropon. ho akolouthos emelo/poiēthē para harseniou tou mikrou." The following composers are mentioned: Germanos, bishop of New Patras (now Hypatē, Greece); Valasios hiereus and nomophylax; Dēmētrios domestichos tēs Megalēs Ekklēsias; Petros Vyzantios ho Bereketēs (also known as Petros Glykys, ho Bereketēs); Geōrgios, ho Krēs; Iakōvos Prōtopsaltēs; Damianos hieromonachos tou Vatopaidiou; Iōannēs ho Prōtopsaltēs; Petros Lampadarios ho Peloponnēsios; Meletios Sinaitēs ho Krēs ho Palaios; Panagiōtēs prōtopsaltēs ho Chalatzoglou; Daniēl Prōtopsaltēs; and Grēgorios Lampadarios (also known as Grēgorios, ho Prōtopsaltēs). Scribe's note on folio [ιθ8] states that the manuscript was written by Geōrgios Chatzē Theodōrou and given to monk Anthimos. The writing was completed on December 8, 1822.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from fol. a1.
  • Byzantine music manuscript on paper; 13 double lines a page, 4to; collation: [α-ιη8] [ιθ12]: [156] ff. (last 2 leaves blank); written in black and red ink, headpiece and initials in red; without pagination or foliation. In good condition.
Binding note
Manuscript bound in contemporary brown leather over hard boards; worn; sewn on six raised bands.
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 2014-24.
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