Theoretical Music. Mass.

Course Code: TP113 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Theology • Field of study: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Domin Adam
Seminar tutor: Domin Adam
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2

Course aims:

Assimilation of a general knowledge of the history of the church music of Byzantine tradition from the Romanian space in general and from the Transylvanian space in particular;
Learning the basics of psaltic and linear musical notation;
Formation of practical skills in church choir singing.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Generalities about Byzantine church music (sources, semiography, modes) and its penetration into Romanian; representatives from the 8th-18th centuries (Byzantine melons and hymnographers);
2. Worship books from the Romanian Orthodox Church. Typical rules;
3. Eucharistic ecclesiology;
4. The modal framework of religious music;
5. The evolution of the text and music associated with the Eucharistic canon;
6. Types of Liturgies:
7. Eucharistic rites and rituals;
8. The first Romanian translations of church songs (early 18th century); specific Romanian songs preserved to this day; chrysanthemum reform and modern psaltic notation;
9. The Songs of the Holy Liturgy I: The Great Litany, the Antiphons (in the uniformed version and in the Transylvanian version;
10. Songs of the Holy Mass II: Come and worship - the Cherubim (in the uniformed version and in the Transylvanian version);
11. The songs of the Holy Mass III and IV.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate

Learning outcomes:

The discipline aims to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge on the evolution of music history, musical phenomena and personalities in the field of music.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam 50%, essay and implication in course debates 50%

Recommended reading:

Dimitrie Cunţanu, Cântările bisericeşti după melodiile celor opt glasuri, Institutul de arte grafice , Sibiu , 1890 , 101
Nicu Moldoveanu, The history of church music in Romanian, Basilica , Bucuresti , 2010 , 199
N. Lungu, The grammar of psaltic church music, Bucureşti , Bucureşti , 1997 , 132