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): -244; biography from -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): -244.
Meinardus, Otto Friedrich August
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). ...
Related Resources - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital Collections
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.
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Collection Galleries - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
Biographies - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
Books and Articles - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
Correspondence - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
Essays - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
Maps - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
Moftah - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
Music Recordings - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital Collections
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. 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 ...
Newspapers - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital Collections
The Way of the World: Sing Something, Simple, by Peter Simple, April 23, 1931. In April and May of 1931, Ragheb Moftah and Ernest Newlandsmith traveled to England to give a series of lectures at Oxford, Cambridge and other universities, in which they described their work transcribing Coptic music in Egypt since 1927. Newlandsmith also lectured again in England in the summer of 1932. ...
Photographs - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital Collections
Le Caire. Intérieur de la cathédrale cophte / Maison Bonfils (Beirut, Lebanon), [between 1867 and 1899]. Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress. The photographs of Ragheb Moftah are sub-divided into topical groups: 1) Moftah with family and colleagues; 2) Moftah and others at Anba Bishoy and Anba Macarius in Wadi al-Natrun – Easter 1995; 3) In the recording studio; 4) Moftah at ...
Transcriptions - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital Collections
De Ecclesiae Coptae, by Athanasius Kircher. 1643. Thanks to Ragheb Moftah and other scholars in the field, the entire Coptic hymnody is archived as sound recordings at the Library of Congress, and includes music that has been notated into Western notation for scholarly study. This Web presentation traces the earliest-known transcriptions of Coptic music by explorers and missionaries from the seventeenth through the nineteenth ...
Videos - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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, ...
Timeline of Coptic Music - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
1643 to 1869 - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital 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 ...
1874 to 1922 - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital Collections
1874-1893 Egyptian History: Major Events Pope Cyril V (1874-1927): Following the revivalist spirit of the Pope Cyril IV before him, His Holiness Pope Cyril V established the Theological Seminary in Mahmashah, Cairo in 1893. He also opened the Saint Didymus Institute for the Blind to train blind cantors who would later become Mu'allimīn, or appointed teachers and singers in their local Coptic churches. Mu'allim ...
1925 to Present - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital Collections
1925 Cairo and Environs [Cairo]:Published by the Survey of Egypt, 1925. 1926 The Ragheb Moftah Collection There are two different accounts as to how Ragheb Moftah met Ernest Newlandsmith, the English composer and violinist, in 1926. Newlandsmith was instrumental in getting the entire liturgy of St. Basil and 25 other major and seasonal hymns notated between 1926 and 1936. The most popular account goes ...
3100 BC to 1517 - Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant and Hymnody - Digital Collections
ca. 3500 B.C. Egyptian History: Major Events Settlement begins around the Nile Valley. 3100 Egyptian History: Major Events Pharaoh Menes establishes the first Ancient Egyptian dynasty and unites the Upper and Lower Kingdoms into one centralized monarchy. Hieroglyphic system of writing emerges. 2700 Egyptian History: Major Events Hieratic script emerges alongside Hieroglyphic. ca. 2500 B.C. Egyptian History: Major Events Pyramids of Giza are constructed. ...
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 ...