Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Caire. Intérieur de l'Église cophte du Sainte Barbara Iconostasis of the Coptic Church of St. Barbara, Cairo. Graphic. Albumen Prints-1860-1900.. photograph | 1 photographic print : albumen. | Bonfils. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from item. No. 1131. No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries' laws. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions..." (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html) Photograph (Form). Graphic (Form). Remote (Form). Photoprint (Form).
    • Contributor: Maison Bonfils (Beirut, Lebanon)
    • Date: 1867
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Eglise cophte du Ste Barbara, intérieur Iconostasis in the Coptic Church of Saint Barbara, Cairo. Graphic. Albumen Prints-1860-1900.. photograph | 1 photographic print : albumen. | Bonfils. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from item. No. 1132. No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries' laws. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions..." (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html) Photograph (Form). Graphic (Form). Remote (Form). Photoprint (Form).
    • Contributor: Maison Bonfils (Beirut, Lebanon)
    • Date: 1867
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Carved wood wall and doors, possibly an iconostasis, in the Coptic Church of Saint Barbara, Cairo] Graphic. Albumen Prints-1860-1900.. photograph | 1 photographic print : albumen. | Bonfils. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title devised by library staff. No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries' laws. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions..." (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html) Photograph (Form). Graphic (Form). Remote (Form). Photoprint (Form).
    • Contributor: Maison Bonfils (Beirut, Lebanon)
    • Date: 1867
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Le Caire. Intérieur de la cathédrale cophte Interior of a Coptic cathedral with seats, iconostasis, icons, chandelier, and a spiral staircase leading to pulpit. Graphic. Albumen Prints-1860-1900.. photograph | 1 photographic print : albumen. | Bonfils. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from item. No. 1398. No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries' laws. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions..." (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html) Photograph ...
    • Contributor: Maison Bonfils (Beirut, Lebanon)
    • Date: 1867
  • Book/Printed Material
    Oriental Hymn Tunes: Egyptian and Syrian, Collected and Noted Book. 8 ¾ x 5 ½ in.; 96 p. | Gairdner offers a brief transcription of secular Coptic tunes as well as Coptic hymns. (General). Courtesy of Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London. (Copyright Notice).
    • Contributor: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge - Gairdner, W.H.T. (William Henry Temple) - Gairdner, W. H. T. (William Henry Temple)
    • Date: 1930

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  • Notated Music
    Hymn of the Trisagion vocal score | 11 ½ x 9 in. ; 8 p. | From Moftah, Ragheb, Tóth, Margit, and Roy, Martha. The Coptic Orthodox Liturgy of St. Basil with Complete Musical Transcription. Cairo: The American University Press in Cairo, 1998, pages 227-233 and 271. (Source Note). This work includes transcriptions by Hungarian ethnomusicologist, Margit Tóth, and it is the pinnacle of Moftah's long career of ...
    • Contributor: The American University in Cairo Press - Moftah, Ragheb - Tóth, Margit - Roy, Martha
    • Date: 1998

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  • Notated Music
    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 vocal score | 15 x 11 in. ; 110 p. | This is the first transcription attempt of the Coptic liturgy of St. Basil. (General). Vocal Score (Form).
    • Contributor: Imprimerie Nationale - Blin, Jules
    • Date: 1888

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  • Notated Music
    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 vocal score | 12 x 8 ¾ in. ; 72 p. | This is a reprint edition. Originally published in Cairo: Collège de la Sainte-Famille, Petit Séminaire Copte, A.M.D.G., [1899]. (Source Note). Another attempt at transcribing the Coptic liturgy of St. Basil, while correcting the mistakes of his earlier colleague, Jules Blin. (General). Vocal Score (Form).
    • Contributor: La Filografica - Badet, Louis - Coptic Church
    • Date: 1936

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  • Notated Music
    Al-Tawqi'at al-Musiqiyah li-Maraddat al-Kanisah al-Murqusiyah (The Musical Notation of the Responses of the Church of Saint Mark) vocal score | 9 ½ x 6 ½ in. ; 108 p. | Ghubriyal is the first Egyptian to attempt transcribing Coptic music. (General). Vocal Score (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed by the Government of Sudan and Egypt - Ghubriyal, Kamil Ibrahim - Ghubriyāl, Kāmil Ibrāhīm.
    • Date: 1916

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  • Film, Video
    The funeral of Ragheb Moftah at St. Mark's Cathedral, Cairo videorecording | 1 video recording : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | June 18, 2001 (Date). St. Mark's Cathedral, Cairo (Venue). In two parts with durations of 51:01 and 33:04. (General). Courtesy of MVF. (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Mvf - Michael Video - Moftah, Ragheb - Girgis, Mikhail Abdallah
    • Date: 2001
  • Biography
    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
  • Book/Printed Material
    Le chant de l'Église copte. - Son caractère. (The Chant of the Coptic Church. - Its Character.) Article. 9 ¼ x 6 in. ; 6 p. | From Fétis, François-Joseph. "Chapitre Septième. Le Chant dans les Églises de l'Afrique (Chapter 7: Chant in the Churches of Africa)." In his Histoire Générale de la Musique. Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot Frères, Fils et cie, 1874, vol. 4, chapter 7, pp. 96-101. Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot Frères, Fils et cie, 1874, vol. 4, chapter ...
    • Contributor: Librairie De Firmin-Didot Frères, Fils Et Cie - Fétis, François-Joseph
    • Date: 1874

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  • 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 ...
    • Contributor: Wilson, Marian Robertson - Moftah, Raghe
    • Date: 2005

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  • Film, Video
    Laurence Moftah interviews Margit Toth and Martha Roy, March 13, 2002 videorecording | 1 video disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | Duratation - 1:31:23 (General). Courtesy of Laurence Moftah and Philip Croom, Associate Dean of the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, American University in Cairo. (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: American University in Cairo - Moftah, Laurence - Toth, Margit - Roy, Martha
    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video
    Ragheb Moftah's 100th birthday party videorecording | 1 video disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | December 21, 1998 (Date). Duration - 2:00:47 (General). Courtesy of Welcome Video Film, Cairo, Egypt. (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Welcome Video Film
    • Date: 1999
  • Book/Printed Material
    A Minstrel Friar: The Story of My Life and Work Book. 9 x 6 in. ; 118 p. | London agents: W. & G. Foyle, 121-125 Charing Cross Road, W.C.2 (Source Note).
    • Contributor: The New Life Movement - Newlandsmith, Ernest
    • Date: 1927

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Coptic Chant: A Survey of Past Research and a Projection for the Future Article. 9 x ½ x 6 in. ; 19 p. | In The Future of Coptic Studies. Edited by R. Mcl. Wilson. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1978, pp. [227]-245. (Source Note). Courtesy of the Estate of John E. Gillespie. (Copyright Notice).
    • Contributor: E.J. Brill - Gillespie, John E. - Wilson, R. McL. (Robert McLachlan)
    • Date: 1978

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  • Book/Printed Material
    De Ecclesiae Coptae.. Article. 10 x 7 1/2 in. ; 6 p. | From Kircher, Athanasius. Lingua Ægyptiaca restituta... Rome: Apud Ludovicum Grignanum, 1643, pp. 513-516. (Source Note).
    • Contributor: Apud Ludovicum Grignanum - Kircher, Athanasius
    • Date: 1643

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  • Audio Recording
    Musiqi qibtiya klasikiya [Coptic classical music] sound recording | 1 cassette : 60 min. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: High Institute of Coptic Studies - Newlandsmith, Ernest - Attallah, Sadiq - Moftah, Ragheb
  • Audio Recording
    Saint Basil's liturgy sound recording | 3 sound cassettes : 210 min. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: [high Institute of Coptic Studies] - Moftah, Ragheb
  • Audio Recording
    Bright Saturday sound recording | 4 sound cassettes : 240 min. | Texts for most items can be found at: http://tasbeha.org/mp3/Hymns/Other_Occasions/Bright_Saturday/Higher_Institute_of_Studies.html (General). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: [high Institute of Coptic Studies] - Moftah, Ragheb
  • Audio Recording
    Hymns for the popes sound recording | 2 sound cassettes : 120 min. | Texts for most items can be found at: http://tasbeha.org/mp3/Hymns/Other_Occasions/Papal_Hymns/Higher_Institute_of_Coptic_Studies.html (General). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: [high Institute of Coptic Studies] - Moftah, Ragheb
  • Audio Recording
    Fasting and feast of the Apostles sound recording | 2 sound cassettes : 120 minutes | Texts for most items available at: http://tasbeha.org/mp3/Hymns/Fasts/Apostles/Higher_Institute_of_Coptic_Studies.html (General). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: [high Institute of Coptic Studies] - Moftah, Ragheb
  • Audio Recording
    The holy liturgy of St. Basil the great sound recording | 6 cassettes : 6 hrs. | Most tracks also found at http://tasbeha.org/mp3/Divine_Liturgies/Higher_Institute_of_Coptic_Studies,_Liturgy_of_St._Basil_in_Coptic_1971.html (Additional Form). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: [institute for Coptic Studies] - Moftah, Ragheb - Attallah, Sadek
    • Date: 1954
  • Audio Recording
    Month of Koiak sound recording | 7 sound cassettes : 420 min. | Texts for some items can be found at : http://tasbeha.org/mp3/Hymns/Fasts/Nativity/Higher_Institute_of_Coptic_Studies.html (General). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: [high Institute of Coptic Studies] - Moftah, Ragheb