Koukouzeles, Johannes (St.)

(c. 1280, Dyrrachium [now Durrēs, Albania – c.1360–75, Mount Athos)
   Known as angelophōnos ("angel voice") and the second most revered source of Byzantine chant after St. John Damascene, he retired to a hermitage on Mt. Athos while at the peak of his fame as a composer and singer of Byzantine kalophonic chant for the imperial court in Constantinople. His chants are preserved mostly in the akolouthiai manuscripts and are credited with being among the first to expand upon the traditional melodies by adding more disjunct motion and embellishment in an expanded range.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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  • Chrysaphes, Manuel — (fl. c. 1440–1463, Constantinople)    More compositions of Byzantine kalophonic chant by him appear in post mid 15th century sources than of any other composer. He also wrote Peri tōn entheōroumenön tē psaltikē technē kai hōn phronous {}kakös… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Kalophonic Chant —    Elaboration of the traditional Byzantine chants, characterized by verbal and motivic repetition and performed by expert maistores from the 14th and 15th centuries until the 19th century, when Chrysanthos of Madytus simplified the repertory.… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • КАЛОФОНИЧЕСКОЕ ПЕНИЕ — Аколуфии. 1336 г. (Athen. Bibl. Nat. 2458. Fol. 1) Аколуфии. 1336 г. (Athen. Bibl. Nat. 2458. Fol. 1) [калофония; греч. καλοφωνία, от καλός прекрасный и φωνή голос, звук], греч. певч. стиль, расцвет которого приходится на 2 последних столетия… …   Православная энциклопедия

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  • Bibliography: Byzantine and Orthodox — ■ Arhipov, Sergei. The Apostol: Epistle Readings, Prokimena, Alleluia Verses and Antiphons for the Entire Liturgical Year. South Canaan, Pa.: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, 1996. ■ Biezen, J. van. The Middle Byzantine Kanon notation of Manuscript H …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Glykys, Joannes — (fl. late 13th century)    Along with Johannes Koukouzeles, he developed the elaborate Byzantine kalophonic chant. Known as the teacher of teachers, a manual of Byzantine chironomy is attributed to him, as is a didactic chant, Ison oligon {}oxeia …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

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