The tradition of Father Maroun Mrad

Youssef Chédid: Musical typology of the Syriac Hymnody of the Maronite Church : The tradition of Father Maroun Mrad (Antonine Maronite Order). Paris-Sorbonne, 2015 (im Druck)

This research wants to transcribe and analyze the Syriac Hymnody of the Maronite Church in order to create a typology. The Maronite Church has conserved its musical and liturgical identity along with its communion with the Universal Church. I based my work on some recording done by Father Ivar Schmutz-Schwaller, from the University of Cologne. In his field trip to Lebanon in 1972, he recorded Father Maroun Mrad, a cantor from the Antonine Maronite Order, while he was singing acapella the whole repertoire of the Syriac hymns. 

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