Collection Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody

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  • Related Resources - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    Web Resources External Coptic Orthodox Electronic Publishing Australia External Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States External External The Heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church External Print Resources Abdel-Malek, Moushira. "Martha Roy: A Hymn on the Nile." Al-Ahram Weekly, no. 475, 30 March-5 April 2000. Al-Sayyid Marsot, Afaf Lutfi. A Short History of Modern Egypt. Cambridge: ...

  • 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
  • Concerning the Laws, Customs, and Patriarchs of the Coptic or Alexandrian Church

    Article. From Lingua Ægyptiaca restituta.... Rome: Apud Ludovicum Grignanum, 1643, pages 515-516. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. Call Number: PJ2033.K5 (General). From Kircher, Athanasius. "De Ecclesiae Coptae..." in Lingua Ægyptiaca restituta... Rome: Apud Ludovicum Grignanum, 1643, pages 515-516. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Library of Congress. Call number: PJ2033.K5.

    • Contributor: Kircher, Athanasius - Shive, David
  • 1643 to 1869 - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    1643 Coptic Music and Culture: Early Research A recently discovered transcription of Coptic music by Father Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) in his Lingua Ægyptiaca restituta of 1643, in the Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room at the Library of Congress, reveals that Western scholars were interested in Coptic music as early as the 17th century. [view translation] Father Kircher, a German Jesuit priest, offered ...

  • Timeline of Coptic Music - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    Moftah's work emerged during a pivotal moment in Egyptian history at the beginning of the twentieth century. Egyptians were gaining a strong sense of national consciousness and a strong desire for a self-rule that they had not seen since the fall of the last Ancient Egyptian monarchy in 671 B.C. This nationalist fervor penetrated all aspects of their lives, including religious institutions such as ...

  • About this Collection - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of the earliest music transcriptions by explorers, missionaries, and scholars in Egypt, highlighting Moftah's efforts to notate, record, and preserve all Coptic Orthodox hymns. Learn more about current scholarship and what is happening in ...

  • Maps - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    Deserta Aegypti, Thebaidis, Arabiae, Syriae etc. ubi accurata notata sunt loca inhabitata per Sanctos Patres Anachoretas, created by Matthaeus Seutter. 17??. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Geography and Maps Division, this Gallery features some maps of Christian Egypt from the end of the seventeenth century to the 1950s, and general maps of Egypt and Cairo until the 1920s. Much like the presentation Timeline ...

  • 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 ...

  • His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

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

    • Contributor: Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • Videos - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    [His Holiness Pope Shenouda III chanting into tape recorder at Ragheb Moftah's funeral], June 18, 2001. Raymond Stock, the author of a recent biographical article on Ragheb Moftah featured in the Biography Gallery, interviewed Moftah in 1996 and 1997 as part of the Library of Congress World Heritage Series. These four video recordings, as well as an interview with Moftah by Dr. Adel Kamel, ...

  • Moftah - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    [Ragheb Moftah poses next to his close friend, renowned Coptologist Dr. Aziz Atiya, ca. 1980s]. Photograph. Courtesy of Laurence Moftah. This Gallery is devoted to essays about Ragheb Moftah. Presented here are the following: a recent biography written by Raymond Stock for Turath; a family tree from Moftah's papers in the Ragheb Moftah Collection in the Performing Arts Division; and five essays by Laurence ...

  • 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
  • Books and Articles - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    Page from The Divine Liturgies of Saints Basil, Gregory, and Cyril. Books, chapters from books, or articles from periodicals having to do with Copts and Coptic music are featured in this Gallery. Ethnographic books by the famous Egyptologist, Edward William Lane, and S.H. Leeder, are reproduced in part or entirely. Rites, Services and Offices of the Coptic liturgy by Evetts, Bute, and Woolley were ...

  • 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.
  • Glossary of Terms - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    Al-Kāhin, Father Armia Toufiles.St. George Coptic OrthodoxChurch of Brooklyn, New York. Photograph by Carolyn M. Ramzy Though the following terms can be found in a series of articles by Ragheb Moftah, Marian Robertson, Margit Tóth and Martha Roy, "Coptic Music," in The Coptic Encyclopedia, [1] they are also listed here for easy reference. 'Arīf: An 'arīf was an early 'school master' who taught in ...

  • Biographies - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    Ernest Newlandsmith, 1875-after 1957 [photogravure]. Reproduced in Newlandsmith, Ernest. A Minstrel Friar: The Story of My Life and Work. London: The New Life Movement, 1927, frontispiece. The seventeenth-century German Jesuit, Athanasius Kircher, made the earliest-known attempt at transcribing a piece of Coptic music. It was not until the early nineteenth century, during Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, that Villoteau transcribed an Alleluia; and, in the ...

  • Correspondence - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    Letter from Ragheb Moftah to Ernest Newlandsmith, May 5, 1927 View Correspondence Gallery In the Ragheb Moftah Collection, there are nearly 30 folders containing correspondence, contracts, and telegraph messages between Ragheb Moftah and fellow scholars, family members, and friends who were somehow connected to his project. Moftah, well-known for being a meticulous man, composed many drafts before sending out a letter officially. He communicated ...

  • Martha Roy

    Biography. Sharkey, Heather. American Evangelicals in Egypt: Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

    • Contributor: 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
  • 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
  • Essays - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    Ernest Newlandsmith's Transcriptions of Coptic Music: A Description and Critique, by Marian Robertson. The essays presented here by Carolyn Ramzy and Coptic scholars Marian Robertson-Wilson and John E. Gillespie – some written especially for this presentation and others previously published – introduce Coptic liturgical music to an audience beyond the confines of academe. For two centuries, this music was handed down by word of ...

  • Collection Galleries - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Collections

    And we too, who are sojourners in this place, keep us in Your faith, and grant us Your peace unto the end. Excerpt from The Commemoration of the Saints, The Coptic Liturgy of St. Basil The Coptic Orthodox Christian community is the largest and oldest Christian minority in the Middle East today. While there is no accurate consensus of their size in Egypt, numerous ...

  • Athanasius Kircher, 1602-1680

    Biography. Rowland, Ingrid D. "Athanasius Kircher and the Egyptian Oedipus." Fathom Archive: The University of Chicago Library Digital Collections. (accessed 18 December 2008).

    • Contributor: Ramzy, Carolyn M.
  • 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
  • The Egyptian Copts and Their Music

    Article. Available from and (Source Note). Courtesy of the Estate of John E. Gillespie. (Copyright Notice).

    • Contributor: Gillespie, John E.