The 'Kanon' and the Heirmologion

  title={The 'Kanon' and the Heirmologion},
  author={S. Harris},
  journal={Music and Letters},
  pages={175 - 197}
The structure and liturgical function of the Byzantine kanon are described and in particular its relationship to the Heirmologion. The peculiarities of the kanon in Lent and in the period of movable feasts during the year are outlined, as are the processes of borrowing material and their consequences. The disappearance of parts of the kanon—in particular of the second ode and of the biblical canticles to which kanons were originally attached—is discussed, and this leads to a consideration of… Expand
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