Byzantium in Rome: Medieval Byzantine Chant

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Album Details

EAN/UPC: 614511754620
Catalog No: CR-403
Release Date: November 14, 2007
Liner Notes

Cappella Romana offers two CDs in this release: Byzantium in Rome. It features a groundbreaking collection of medieval Byzantine chant from the Abbey of Grottaferrata, located in the suburban hills of Rome. Led by virtuoso cantor Ioannis Arvanitis, Cappella Romana recaptures the artistic vibrancy of medieval Italy’s Greek minority with ecstatic 13th-century chants for St. Benedict, the monastery’s founders St. Bartholomew and St. Nilos, and for the feast of Pentecost.

    Disc One: The Founders of Grottaferrata

  1. Kontakion for St. Bartholomew of Grottaferrata (short melody)
    Melody: MS St Petersburg gr. 674
  2. Ode 1 of the Kanon for St. Benedict
    Text: St Neilos; Melody: MS Grottaferrata E.γ. II
  3. Kontakion for St. Neilos of Grottaferrata (psaltikon melody)
    Soloist: Ioannis Arvanitis; MS Florence Ashburnhamensis 64
  4. Ode 9 of the Kanon for St. Benedict
    Text: St Neilos; Melody: MS Grottaferrata E.γ.II
  5. Kontakion for St. Bartholomew of Grottaferrata (psaltikon melody)
    Soloist: Ioannis Arvanitis; MS Florence Ashburnhamensis 64
  6. Three Stichera Prosomoia for St. Benedict (Mode Plagal IV)
    Text: St Neilos; Melody: MS Vatopedi 1493
  7. Disc Two: The Feast of Pentecost

  8. Ode 1 of the Iambic Kanon (Mode IV)
    Melody: MS Grottaferrata E.γ.II
  9. Alleluiarion in Mode 1 (Ps. 32:6, 13)
    Soloists: Ioannis Arvanitis, John Michael Boyer
    MS Florence Ashburnhamensis 64
  10. Ode 9 of the First Kanon of Pentecost
    Melody: MS Grottaferrata E.γ.II
  11. Communion Verse (Ps. 142:10b)
    MS Grottaferrata Γ.γ.I
  12. Teleutaion (final antiphon) of the Kneeling Vespers (Ps. 18)
    Soloists: Ioannis Arvanitis (choir leader);
    Alexander Lingas (deacon); John Michael Boyer (priest)

  13. Small litany and psalm intonation
  14. Stichologia
  15. Glory. Both now.
    MS Florence Ashburnhamensis 64