Years in the making, Byzantine Chant: The Received Tradition – A Lesson Book is a clearly written, detailed, and thorough manual for the notation, theory, terminology, and repertoire of the historic ecclesiastical music of the Greek Orthodox Church. Written by acclaimed cantor, composer, and pedagogue John Michael Boyer, this textbook will be a valuable learning resource for teachers, students, and researchers alike.
“…a great service to the Body of Christ.”His Eminence Gerasimos, Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco
“This detailed and comprehensive book fulfills a great need and provides an original method of training students of ecclesiastical music.”The Rev. Fr. Dr. Romanos Karanos, Professor of Byzantine Music, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA
“…a book that will undoubtedly be of great benefit to Anglophone students of the [Psaltic] Art.”Dr. Achilléas Chaldæákis, Professor of Byzantine Music and the Psaltic Art at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
622 pages printed on acid-free paper. 6.69×9.75×1.43 inches; 3.23lbs. Hardcover finished with dark blue cloth and foil stamping. Written in English; musical examples in Greek and English.
With a letter of blessing by His Eminence Gerasimos, Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco.
Introductions by The Rev. Fr. Dr. Romanos Karanos of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA and Professor Achilléas Chaldæákis, Dean of Arts, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Foreword by the author.