Irmos

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The '''irmos''' is the initial verse of each individual ode in a [[canon]], sung by the choir; from the Greek verb "to tie."  The irmos presents a pattern for all of the [[troparion|troparia]] which follow within a given ode.  It also gives its name to the '''irmologic''' forms of [[Byzantine chant]].
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The '''irmos''' is the initial verse of each individual ode in a [[canon]], sung by the choir; from the Greek verb "to tie."  The irmos presents a pattern for all of the [[troparion|troparia]] which follow within a given ode.  It also gives its name to the '''irmologic''' forms of [[Byzantine chant]].  
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==See Also==
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[[Katavasia]]
  
 
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[[Category:Hymnography]]
 
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Revision as of 13:33, April 9, 2007

The irmos is the initial verse of each individual ode in a canon, sung by the choir; from the Greek verb "to tie." The irmos presents a pattern for all of the troparia which follow within a given ode. It also gives its name to the irmologic forms of Byzantine chant.

See Also

Katavasia


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