Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8490
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Touliatos , Diane.
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  • Title: Kassia (ca. 810- between 843 and 867) [she wrote the words and music for many well-known hymns ; article includes Greek texts, English translations, and modern performance scores for "Edessa Rejoices" (Hymn to Saints Gurias, Samonas, and Abibus, Confessors and Martyrs at Vespers (November 15)
  • Source: Women Composers: Music Through the Ages.  Edited by Martha Furman Schleifer and Sylvia Glickman.  Volume 1 Composers Born Before 1599. G.K. Hall ; Prentice Hall International, 1996.  Pages 1 - 24.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Composers Hymns Kassia, Poet Liturgy Music Noble Women Nuns Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 9
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  • Illustrations: Two figures. Reproductions of two pages (f.60 r and v) showing musical notations from Vatopedi ms. 1493.
  • Table: Two tables. Table One lists both the genuine and doubtful compositions of Kassia along with musical mode, day of the year on which it was performed, and manuscript sources. Table Two charts the etymolgies of saints' names in "The Five-stringed Lute and Fivefold Lamp."
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Missouri, Saint Louis
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English;Greek
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0816109265
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