Category Archives: Music

UNESCO Recognizes Byzantine Chant as Part of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

An important distinction for Greece and Cyprus was announced by UNESCO recently, when the two countries’ proposal to the Organization to include the Byzantine Chant on its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was approved. In its statement … Continue reading

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Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia: Medieval Byzantine Chant – updated

Cappella Romana are releasing some new music just in time for Christmas. Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia is the first vocal album in the world to be recorded entirely in live virtual acoustics. It brings together art history, music history, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Orthodox Christmas with Cappella Romana

Dear Friends, Another year has passed, and another year when I was too distracted to post much on here for which I apologise. I could not let Orthodox Christmas pass without wishing you all the very best wishes and a … Continue reading

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A happy Easter

We here at the Byzantine blog would like to wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Easter. This year I would like to share with you the beautiful voice of Nektaria Karantzi, a Greek singer of traditional Byzantine … Continue reading

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Good Friday in Medieval Jerusalem

Dear Readers, I wish you all, wherever you may be, a happy and peaceful Easter. Please enjoy this beautiful spiritual music from Cappella Romana on this special day, the day that Christ laid down his life for us all.

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The music of Saint Kassiani or Kassia the nun

Kassiani (also known as Kassia) was a ninth-century abbess and composer born in Constantinople around 810 AD. And her music is very beautiful. She was one of the first composers – and is the earliest female composer whose music has survived … Continue reading

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Early Music America Reviews Good Friday in Jerusalem

Good Friday In Jerusalem: Medieval Byzantine Chant from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Donald Rosenberg reviews Capella Romana’s Good Friday In Jerusalem recording in Early Music America Magazine. Here Cappella Romana travels back to the roots of Byzantine chant to … Continue reading

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