An Ancient Christian Hymn with Musical Notation: Papyrus by Charles H. Cosgrove

By Charles H. Cosgrove

during this e-book, Charles Cosgrove undertakes a complete exam of Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1786, an historic Greek Christian hymn relationship to the past due 3rd century that gives the main old surviving instance of a notated Christian melody. the writer analyzes the textual content and song of the hymn, situating it within the context of the Greek literary and hymnic culture, historical Greek tune, early Christian liturgy and devotion, and the social surroundings of Oxyrhynchus circa three hundred C.E. The large sweep of the observation touches the pursuits of classical philologists, experts in old Greek tune, church historians, and scholars of church tune history.

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