Armenian Neume System of Notation: Study and Analysis
The study of the Armenian system of notation called Khazs (Neumes) is of significance both for Armenian and Byzantine music from a historical and aesthetic point of view. Over the centuries the Armenian people have created a musical culture which is largely inaccessible because of the fact that to this day the medieval notation of this music has not been deciphered.
Prof. R.A. At'ayan's unique study based on the abundant manuscript sources of the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Erevan) not only traces the origin and development of this notation system convincingly, but also re-creates the tunes of the numerous chants and songs composed over the centuries.
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Preface to the English translation
1 The khaz system of prosody
2 Ancient Armenian manuscripts and their significance for the study of musical khaz notation
3 The origin and development of khaz notation and its relationship with the development of Armenian medieval music
4 A critical review of some of the major studies devoted to khazes
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12th century accentuation ancient Armenian ancient manuscripts Armenian alphabet Armenian khaz system Armenian language Armenian music Armenian notation Armenian system basic Byzantine cadence characteristic comparative study conclusion conﬁrmed deciphering deﬁnite dots duration value er/ear Erevan erhar erkar examples ﬁeld ﬁfth ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁndings ﬁrst ﬁxed folk music fragment genre Georgian gousan Greek group of notes Havik hout Hymnal hymns indicate instance khaz notation system khaz signs khazes Komitas manrousoum Matenadaran meaning medieval music Melik‘yan melody Mesrop Mashtots metre modal musical notation musicologist Nersés neume system neumes olorak origin p‘oush paleography parouyh plagal modes polyphonic preserved prosody signs prosody system recitative religious music scale secular sequence shara/eans Shara/enots sharahans Sharahnots shesht Shnorhali signiﬁcant similar songs sough speciﬁc steghi Step‘anos structure syllable symbols Syounets‘i system of notation T‘ashch‘ian’s t‘asht t‘our taghs tenth century Tntesian verse vowels