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  • Ragheb Moftah and Coptic Music

    Article. 11 x 8 1/2 in. ; 11 p. | No doubt Ragheb Moftah will always be acknowledged historically as the pioneer who inaugurated the new age of Coptic music. Many renowned scholars pay tribute to him for his phenomenal contributions to save and preserve the Coptic music heritage. Moreover, his name will be always regarded in most people's mind as synonymous with Coptic ...

    • Contributor: Moftah, Laurence - Croom, Philip
    • Date: 2007
  • Destined to Live

    Article. 11 x 8 1/2 in. ; 5 p. | Farida Moftah was connected with well-known Coptic families, and they were all bound by a common social background, as well as common objectives to promote Coptic and national interests. They founded Coptic schools, the Coptic Hospital, and orphanages. Farida Moftah was a close friend of 'Tante Anna,' who was Mirrit Boutros Ghali's mother. They ...

    • Contributor: Moftah, Laurence
    • Date: 2008
  • Ernest Newlandsmith

    Biography. "Newlandsmith Concert Club." The Times, London, 5 December 1901, p. 6.

    • Contributor: Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • The Musical Notation of the Responses of the Church of Saint Mark

    Article. From Al-Tawqi'at al-Musiqiyah li-Maraddat al-Kanisah al-Murqusiyah. [Cairo]: Printed by the Government of Sudan and Egypt, 1916. Music Division, Library of Congress. Call Number: M2159.8.G3C5 (General). Tout, 1633[September, 1916]

    • Contributor: Ghubriyal, Kamil Ibrahim - Atalla, Magda Wadie - Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • In Memoriam: John E. Gillespie, Professor of Music, Emeritus, Santa Barbara, 1921-2003

    Biography. Courtesy of Professor Geoffrey Rutkowski and Professor Emeritus Carl Zytowski, USCB Music Department, 215 Music Building, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-6070. (Copyright Notice). He is survived by his wife, Anna, who assisted him in many of his scholarly works, his daughter, Frances, and his son, John.

    • Contributor: Rutkowski, Geoffrey - Zytowski, Carl
    • Date: 2003
  • His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

    Biography. Watson, John. Among the Copts. Sussex, U.K: Sussex Academic Press, 2000.

    • Contributor: Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • Survey of Twentieth-Century Studies of Coptic Music

    Article. 11 x 8 1/2 in. ; 11 p. | Paper presented at the 9th International Congress of Coptic Studies (International Association of Coptic Studies), Cairo, Egypt, 14-20 September 2008, and to be published in the Proceedings of the International Association of Coptic Studies. (Source Note). Courtesy of Marian Robertson-Wilson. (Copyright Notice). However, thanks to the audio-recordings and musical notations largely sponsored by Ragheb ...

    • Contributor: Robertson Wilson, Marian
    • Date: 2008-05-30
  • Oswald Hugh Edward Burmester (1897-1977) [and] Bibliography of Prof. Dr. O.H.E. Khs-Burmester

    Biography. Bibliography reprinted from Bulletin de la Société d'Archéologie Copte 23(1976-1978): [235]-244; biography from [309]-310. (Source Note). Courtesy of Society for Coptic Archeology, 222 Ramses Street, Cairo, Egypt. (Copyright Notice). From Meinardus, Otto F.A. "Bibliography of Prof. Dr. O.H.E. Khs-Burmester." In Bulletin de la Société d'Archéologie Copte 23(1976-1978): [235]-244.

    • Contributor: Meinardus, Otto Friedrich August
    • Date: 1978
  • Ragheb Moftah, Scholars of Music, Sound Engineer, Audio Recording Collection, and the Recording Equipment

    Article. 11 x 8 1/2 in. ; 7 p. | The great philanthropist, Mr. Charles Faltas, who is a sort of godfather to the nuns at Deir Abu Seifein and other convents, is well-informed about the detailed history of the recording equipment used by Ragheb Moftah, and the brand names of reel-to-reel audio tapes, such as Ampex, and the record discs used to record ...

    • Contributor: Moftah, Laurence
    • Date: 2006
  • The Coptic Philanthropic Society: Al-Jam'iyyat al-Khayriyyah al-Kibtiyyah Kubra, Founded in 1881 & the Moftah Family

    Article. 11 x 8 1/2 in ; 10 p. | Habashi Moftah (1830-1935), was Mikhail Moftah's son, and nephew of Yusuf, Iryan and Butros Moftah. He was Ragheb Moftah's father, and was among the first members of the newly established Coptic Community Council in 1883. 2006

    • Contributor: Moftah, Laurence
    • Date: 2006
  • My Memories of My Uncle Ragheb Moftah: The Mission that I Had to Accomplish

    Article. 11 x 8 1/2 in. ; 9 p. | My special thanks to Dean Shahira el-Sawy, Dean of the AUC's Libraries and Learning Technologies, and Philip Croom, Associate Dean of the AUC's Rare Books and Special Collections Library and Archives, and Emad Abdou, the AUC Library Technical Manager of the Photocopy Center, who is also a deacon in the Coptic Orthodox Church. They ...

    • Contributor: Moftah, Laurence - Croom, Philip
    • Date: 2008
  • Athanasius Kircher, 1602-1680

    Biography. Rowland, Ingrid D. "Athanasius Kircher and the Egyptian Oedipus." Fathom Archive: The University of Chicago Library Digital Collections. http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/1/777777122590/ (accessed 18 December 2008).

    • Contributor: Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • Hans Hickmann (1908-1968)

    Biography. From The Coptic Encyclopedia. Edited by Aziz S. Atiya. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1991, vol. 6, pp. 1741-1742. African and Middle Eastern Division. Call number: BX130.5.C66 1991 (Source Note). From Atiya. Coptic Encyclopedia 8 Volumes, OE. © 1991 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, Inc. Reproduced by permission. http://www.cengage.com/permissions/. Contact: Cengage Learning Global Rights and Permissions, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, California 94002 ...

    • Contributor: Robertson, Marian - Atiya, Aziz Suryal
  • Ilona Borsai (1925-1982)

    Biography. From The Coptic Encyclopedia. Edited by Aziz S. Atiya. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1991, vol. 6, pp. 1741. African and Middle Easter Division. Call number: BX130.5.C66 1991 (Source Note). From Atiya. Coptic Encyclopedia 8 Volumes, OE. © 1991 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, Inc. Reproduced by permission. http://www.cengage.com/permissions/. Contact: Cengage Learning Global Rights and Permissions, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, California 94002 ...

    • Contributor: Roy, Martha - Atiya, Aziz Suryal
  • The Chant of the Coptic Church - Its Character

    Article. From "II. Le chant de l'Église copte. - Son caractère." In "Chapitre Septième. Le Chant dans les Églises de l'Afrique" of his Histoire Générale de la Musique.. Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot Frères, Fils et cie, 1874, vol. 4, chapter 7, pp. 96-101. Music Division, Library of Congress. Call Number: ML160.F42 (General). From Fétis, François-Joseph, "Chapitre Septième. Le Chant dans les églises de l'Afrique. ...

    • Contributor: Fétis, François Joseph - Mavroukakis, Maryvonne - Lancaster, Jan
  • Atlas of Christian sites in Egypt

    Atlas. atlas | 1 atlas (7 p., [6] leaves of plates) : maps ; 28 cm. | by Otto Meinardus. (Statement Of Responsibility). Relief shown by hachures. Includes gazetteer. acquire 1 shelf copy [policy default] (Selection Decision). Courtesy of the Society for Coptic Archaeology, 222 Ramses Street, Cairo, Egypt. (Copyright Notice). Atlas (Form).

    • Contributor: Société D'Archéologie Copte - Meinardus, Otto Friedrich August - JamʻĪyat Al-Āthār Al Qibṭīyah (Egypt) - Institut Français D'Archéologie Orientale Du Caire
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1962

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  • Father Louis Badet (1873-1933)

    Biography. Based on the biography of Father Badet given in Henri Jalabert, S.J. Jésuites au Proche-Orient (Jesuits in the Near East). Beirut: Dar el-Machreq sarl, 1987, p. 405. African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress. Call number: BX3746.1J35 1987. (General). The image (shown above) of the Collège de la Sainte-Famille comes from J.-B. Piolet, S.J., Les Missions Catholiques Françaises au XIXe Siècle. Paris: ...

    • Contributor: Lancaster, Jan
  • About the Music of the Copts

    Article. From Description de l'Égypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'éxpédition de l'armée française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'empereur Napoléon le Grand. Paris: Imprimérie impériale, 1809-1828. 21 vols. Text: Vol. II (1809), pt. 1a, pp. 754-757: Chapitre V: De la Musique des Qobtes, a brief description of Coptic music and Villoteau's transcription ...

    • Contributor: Villoteau, Guillaume André - Mavroukakis, Maryvonne - Lancaster, Jan - Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • Guillaume-André Villoteau

    Biography. From Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la musique. Paris: Chez Alph. Royer, 1844, vol. 8, pp. 459-464. Reprinted in the second editions. Paris: Librarie de Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1878 and 1884, vol. 8, pages 349-353; and in the reprint of the second edition in 1972, vol. 8, pages 349-353. (Source Note). Translation by Jan Lancaster from the 1844 edition. (General). ...

    • Contributor: Fétis, François Joseph
  • Preface from Liturgical Chants of the Copts. Notated and placed in order by Father Louis Badet, S.J.

    Article. From Chants Liturgiques des Coptes, notés et mis en ordre par Le Père Louis Badet, S.J. [Première] Partie Office de la Sainte Messe, Chants du Peuple et du Diacre. Cairo: Collège de la Sainte-Famille, Petit Séminaire Copte, A.M.D.G., [1899]. Reprint. Rome: La Filografica, 1936. Music Division, Library of Congress. Call Number: M2159.8.C6L5 (General). From Badet, Louis. Chants liturgiques des Coptes. Notés et mis ...

    • Contributor: Badet, Louis - Mavroukakis, Maryvonne - Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • Father Jules Blin (1853-1891)

    Biography. Translated from the Latin by David Shive. (General). From Litterae Annuae Provinciae Lugdunensis Societatis Jesu, 1890-1891. Brussels: Typis Polleunis & Ceuterick, 1892, page 64. (Source Note). Digital image of original text kindly provided by Justine Hyland, a librarian, in the Burns Library. (General). John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections, Boston College University Libraries. (Copyright Notice). From Litterae Annuae Provinciae ...

  • How I Became Interested in Coptic Music

    Biography. Biographical essay written for the Music Division of Library of Congress, July 2008. (Source Note). Courtesy of Marian Robertson-Wilson. (Copyright Notice). Guide to the Ragheb Moftah Recording of the Saint Basil Liturgy as Sung by al-Mu'allim Sādiq 'Attallah (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006).Limited publication, to be used as a companion to four (4) CD recordings, available as follows: Cairo, Egypt: Rare Books and ...

    • Contributor: Robertson Wilson, Marian
  • Preface from Liturgical Chants of the Copts. Notated and placed in order by Father Jules Blin, S.J.

    Article. From Chants liturgiques des Coptes. Notés et mis en ordre par le père Jules Blin de la Compagnie de Jésus missionnaire en Egypte. [Première] Partie chantée par le peuple et le diacre. Cairo: Imprimerie nationale, 1888. Music Division, Library of Congress. Call Number: M2159.8.B7 (General). From Blin, Jules. Chants liturgiques des Coptes. Notés et mis en ordre par Le Père Jules Blin de ...

    • Contributor: Blin, Jules - Marvoukakis, Maryvonne - Lancaster, Jan - Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • A Musical Inheritance: Coptic Cantors and an Orally Transmitted Tradition

    Article. "Ma'allem Mîkhâ'îl Girgis al-Batânûnî Bey." In Musique Arabe: Le Congrès du Caire de 1932. Cairo: CEDEJ, 1992, pp. 371-373.

    • Contributor: Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • Notating Coptic Music: A Brief Historical Survey

    Article. Villoteau, Guillaume-André. "De la Musique des Qobtes." Description de l'égypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en égypte pendant l'éxpédition de l'armée française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'empereur Napoléon le Grand. Paris: Imprimerie impériale, 1809. Text vol. II, pt. 1a, pp. 754-757.

    • Contributor: Ramzy, Carolyn M.