Heirmologion

   Liturgical book of the Byzantine chant containing the first strophes for the Nine Canticles for the divine office of orthrōs. A mnemonic resource, the book would be used by singers to remind themselves of the melody for each ode, which would then be repeated for all the troparia (strophes). The earliest heirmologion with musical notation dates from the mid-10th century.

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