Belgrade theological student choir on tour in America

3 09 2008


The Belgrade theological student choir, consisting of some twenty students who foster the chanting of Church hymns, sing multi-part Serbian and Russian melodies, and especially chant traditional Serbian and Byzantine music, following the typikon of the Holy Mountain.

They will sing services and concerts in Serbian and English, as well as Greek and Slavonic.

It has been over twenty years since the Student Choir of the Theological University of Belgrade visited the United States.

As part of this major tour the choir will perform in concert at the the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago

Source: Directions to Orthodoxy

Byzantine music in contemporary Jazz

5 03 2008

Pianist Jason Lindner has a bassist from Greece, Panagiotis Andreou, who does a Byzantine chant-scat in their song “Pretty Three”. The ending of the song includes a clear Byzantine katalyxis, vocalized on his bass guitar. It is interesting. Take a listen if you’re so inclined.

NPR Music: Jason Lindner: The Sound of ‘Now’

AMS RSS feeds in musicology

4 03 2008

The AMS now provides four separate RSS feeds in musicology. They include: