Mathēmatarion kai Anthologion.

Docheiaritēs, Nikolaos, 1781-1846 [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
Modern Greek (1453-)
[between 1870-1899]
1 v. : paper ; 242 x 152 (182 x 130) mm bound to 245 x 155 mm.


Arranger of music
Restrictions note
Open for research.
Biographical/​Historical note
Priest-monk Nikephoros-Nikolaos Docheiaritēs was a major figure of Mount Athos monasticism, distinguished in the field of ecclesiastical music as a chanter, productive scribe of musical manuscripts and accomplished teacher of chanting art. He was one of the introducers of the so-called “New Method” of musical notation into Athos. More than forty of his manuscripts have survived, almost all of them in Mount Athos.
Summary note
Greek autograph manuscript by Nikolaos Docheiaritēs. Organized in the form of Byzantine music lessons. Contains music by Petros Bereketēs, Chourmouzios, Daniēl Prōtopsaltēs, Balasios hiereus, kyr Iōannēs [Prōtopsaltēs], Synesios monachos Ivēritēs, and Manouēl ho Chrysaphēs.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Physical description: 16 double lines a page, 4to, 245 x 155 mm. Collation: [1]7 [2]-[7]8:55 ff. (last two leaves blank, lacks the first leaf of quire [1] and probably one quire before it; minor repairs on folio 1, marginal water-staining, somewhat browned, a few leaves soiled; modern pagination. It is written in Greek script and post-Byzantine neumes in blank ink with titles, initial letters and lettering in red ink.
Binding note
Princeton copy 1 Bound in brown leather on hard boards; sewn on five raised bands.
Language note
  • 1. fol. 1: Kekragaria.
  • 2. fol. 6v: Polyeleoi / kyr Iōannou [Prōtopsaltou].
  • 3. fol. 13v: Heteros [polyeleos] / Chourmouziou Chartophylakos.
  • 4. fol. 22v: Theotokia psallomena eis tas heortas tēs theotokou marias / Daniēl Prōtopsaltou.
  • 5. fol. 29: To paron psalletai eis ton akathiston hymnon kai eis ton euangelismon tēs theotokou / Mpalasiou hiereōs.
  • 6. fol. 35v: Eis tēn koimēsin tēs theotokou marias / Petrou Bereketeou.
  • 7. fol. 40v: To paron psalletai eis tēn heortēn ton̄ archangelōn / Synesiou monachou ivēritou.
  • 8. fol. 45: Eis tēn Gennēsin tou kyriou hēmōn iēsou christou / Mpalasiou hiereōs.
  • 9. fol. 49v: To paron psalletai eis ton hagion geōrgion kai eis ton hagion dēmētrion kai eis kathe hagion martyra / Manouēl tou Chrysaphē.
Source acquisition
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, 2014. AM 2015-87.
Other standard number
  • C0879 (Princeton Greek MS. 116)
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information