Akolouthiai

(Gk. "orders of service")
   Manuscripts containing Byzantine chant. The earliest is dated 1336; about 20 of those discovered so far also date from the 14th century and 40 more from the 15th.More than 100 composers are cited, including Joannes Glykys, Nikephoros Ethikos (fl. c. 1300), Joannes Koukouzeles, Xenos Korones, Joannes Kladas (fl. c. 1400), and Manuel Chrysaphes. The manuscripts contain some simple chants for liturgical texts but are mostly occupied with the elaborate kalophonic chant for the same texts. Because these relatively new melodies replaced older ones, each manuscript may reflect the preferences of its monastery or compiler.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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