Syriac Liturgical Music CD
- Gorgias Press is pleased to offer the following Liturgical Music CD.
Aydin, Gabriel. Nusrotho (Music CD)
Who will not be amazed at the richness of the Syriac music and who will not be delighted with the flavour of its antiquity? Who will not rejoice in thanksgiving at the beauty of its melodious variety? Across the waves of the centuries and from the magnificent sanctuaries of churches and monasteries in that sacred land of our forbearers, we hear the echoes of its melodious chants coming sweetly to our ears. In Nusrotho Gabriel Aydin is producing some liturgical hymns and songs taken from the Beth Gazo (the Treasury of Syriac Music) and other liturgical books together with some newly arranged and composed songs.
Gabriel Aydin was born in 1975 in the village of Gundukshukro near Nisibin in the region of Tur Abdin southeast of Turkey. He studied Syriac language and literature as well as Syriac theology and liturgical music at Mor Gabriel Seminary. In 1994, he entered Istanbul Conservatoire and studied there for two years. Following this, he moved to Lebanon for further studies in music where he entered the University of Holy Spirit in Kaslik (USEK) to learn scientifically the history, nature and development of Syriac Music. He earned a Bachelor of Music from USEK in 2003 and the same year produced his first Syriac CD entitled Nusrotho.
Nusrotho consists of selection of unique pieces from the Syriac liturgical tradition. Gabriel Aydin selected hymns that have distinct musical features and characteristics in terms of their melody, tune, rhythm and scale, as well as their place within the Syriac liturgical services. For example, Mor Dalon is a unique hymn. It has a wonderful melody, which carries within it some of the most characteristic features of the Syriac Music.
Nusrotho is a combination of choir and solo songs. Even it is a mixture of antique and modern music. Bnahlo dYoushofot with deacon Youssef Afram takes the listener to the magical mountain of Tur Abdin, while Yeshou´ and Óbouraw Kulmedem of Abir Nehme gives the listener the mysterious fragrant of a new Syriac music derived from the ancient melodies of the Syriac Church music.
Nusrotho is performed by the members of St. Jacob of Serug Choir in collaboration with The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik Choir. It also has the non-forgettable touch of Rev. Georges Safar (Ewardnoyo).
Ten uninterrupted times of listening to Nusrotho is not enough, because in every time you will find a new and tastier flavour of the Syriac Music.Order InformationOnline orders: www.gorgiaspress.com (Discount valid on on-line orders only)Fax orders: +1 732 699 0342Phone Orders: +1 732 699 0343Address: Gorgias Press, 46 Orris Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA. Email: orders@...George Kiraz--------------------------
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