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Liturgie der Koptisch-Orthodoxen Kirche - Weihnachten, Karwoche / Cairo Cathedral Choir

Christmas Music / Various
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 181   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Copts are the indigenous Christians of Egypt and direct descendants of the ancient Egyptians. The word 'Copt' itself is derived from the Greek 'Aigyptos', and these 'Egyptians' are frequently referred to as the modern sons of the Pharaos. St Mark apostle and evangelist was the founder of the Coptic Church and the first of an unbroken succession of 117 popes and patriarchs. When, in the year 68 AD, Mark was martyred in Alexandria, Anianos had already become bishop and the young church, then 26 years old, was already well organised. Today serving solely liturgical purposes, the Coptic language has evolved out of the ancient Egyptian tongue, which dates back to the time of the Pharaohs. Musicological research shows that not only does the Read more Coptic Church practise the oldest Christian form of music, it also possesses the oldest school of music in the world. By virtue of the conservative character of the Coptic Church, its tradition has been handed down orally from generation to generation by priests and cantors in wholly or only slightly changed form, so that its music has remained intact. Not until well into the 20th century was Coptic music notated. In 1927 a devout and wealthy Copt invited the noted English musicologist Ernest Newland Smith (Oxford University Royal Academy, London) to come to Egypt, to listen to the singers of the Coptic Church and to set their melodies down in notation for the first time in history.

Tracks:

Disc 1
1 Hiteni efschi 0:46
2 Scherii 2:15
3 E parcenus 2:38
4 Pe gen mici 1:09
5 A pen chois 2:49
6 Agios o Theos 3:25
7 Alleluja 1:19
8 O seio aphschai 2:55
9 Pi hib emi 6:57
10 Hiteni eprisvija 1:40
11 Aphini naf 5:53
12 Alleluja ismu e efnoti 15:32
13 Ge ephis maro ot 0:54
14 Amen Alleluja 1:07

Disc 2
1 Sok teti gom 10:35
2 Ke eperto 9:33
3 Chen efran in tetrias 6:09
4 O Monogenis 15:03
5 Golgatha 9:40
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Works on This Recording

1.
Hiteni efschi by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
2.
Scherii by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
3.
E parcenus by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
4.
Pe gen mici by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
5.
A pen chois by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
6.
Agios o Theos by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
7.
Alleluia by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval 
8.
O seio aphschai by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
9.
Pi hib emi by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
10.
Hiteni eprisvija by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
11.
Aphini naf by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
12.
Alleluja ismu e efnoti by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
13.
Ge ephis maro ot by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
14.
Amen Alleluja by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
15.
Sok teti gom by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
16.
Ke eperto by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
17.
Chen efran in tetrias by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
18.
O Monogenis by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir
19.
Golgatha by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cairo Cathedral Choir

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