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'''Idiomelon''' ([[Greek language|Greek]]: ''idio'', "unique" + ''melon'', "melody"; [[Church Slavonic]]: ''samoglasen'')—pl. ''idiomela''—is a [[sticheron]] which originally had it's own tune, and did not follow that of any other.<ref>Fr. Laurence (Campbell), eds., ''The Unabbreviated Horologion or Book of the Hours'', 2nd Ed. (Brick, NJ:Yes Press, 1995), p 328.</ref>
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'''Idiomelon''' ([[Greek language|Greek]]: ''idio'', "unique" + ''melon'', "melody"; [[Church Slavonic]]: ''samoglasen'')—pl. ''idiomela''—is a [[sticheron]] which originally had it's own tune, and did not follow that of any other.<ref>Fr. Laurence (Campbell), ed., ''The Unabbreviated Horologion or Book of the Hours'', 2nd Ed. (Brick, NJ:Yes Press, 1995), p 328.</ref>
 
An idiomelon is is assigned to one of the [[eight tones]] of [[Byzantine chant]], is not patterned on any other hymn in terms of [[w:Meter (hymn)|meter]], content, or melody. It melodically follows the schema of the tone and yet is usually eccentric in its metre.  
 
An idiomelon is is assigned to one of the [[eight tones]] of [[Byzantine chant]], is not patterned on any other hymn in terms of [[w:Meter (hymn)|meter]], content, or melody. It melodically follows the schema of the tone and yet is usually eccentric in its metre.  
  

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Idiomelon (Greek: idio, "unique" + melon, "melody"; Church Slavonic: samoglasen)—pl. idiomela—is a sticheron which originally had it's own tune, and did not follow that of any other.[1] An idiomelon is is assigned to one of the eight tones of Byzantine chant, is not patterned on any other hymn in terms of meter, content, or melody. It melodically follows the schema of the tone and yet is usually eccentric in its metre.

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  1. Fr. Laurence (Campbell), ed., The Unabbreviated Horologion or Book of the Hours, 2nd Ed. (Brick, NJ:Yes Press, 1995), p 328.

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