• Related Resources -- Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody

    Web Resources CopticHymns.net http://www.coptichymns.net External Coptic Orthodox Electronic Publishing Australia http://www.coepaonline.org External Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States http://suscopts.org External Tasbeha.org http://tasbeha.org External The Heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church http://www.copticheritage.org 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: ...

    • Date: 2000-04-05
  • 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.
  • Collection Galleries -- Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody

    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 ...

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • Date: 1784
  • Biographies -- Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody

    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 ...

  • Ernest Newlandsmith

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

    • Contributor: Ramzy, Carolyn M.
    • Date: 1901-12-05
  • Videos -- Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody

    [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, ...

    • Date: 2001-06-18
  • 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.
    • Date: 2008-12-18
  • 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
    • Date: 1741
  • 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
  • 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 Andr - Mavroukakis, Maryvonne - Lancaster, Jan - Ramzy, Carolyn M.
    • Date: 1809
  • Music Recordings -- Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody

    The muthallath (triangle), St. Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, Tallahassee, Florida. Photograph by Carolyn M. Ramzy What does Coptic music sound like? An exclusively vocal tradition, Coptic music is only accompanied by two percussion instruments today.[1] The first instrument is a metal triangle otherwise known in Arabic as muthallath. Among Copts, it is also referred to as a turianta. The muthallath is ...

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

    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 ...

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

    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 ...

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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