Demestvenny

   Highly elaborate Russian Orthodox chant used for solemn feasts; derivative of kalaphonic chant, heard today only in the congregations of "Old Believers."
   See also Znamennīy Raspev.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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