Irmos

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m (formatting)
Line 1: Line 1:
The '''irmos''' is the initial verse of each individual ode in a [[canon]], sung by the choir; from the Greek verb "to tie" or "to link".  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]].  The Irmos ''links'' (thus the Greek name) the theme of the canon with the theme of the [[Biblical Odes|Biblical Ode]] which corresponds to the ode of the canon -- because originally, the troparia of a [[Canon (hymn)|canon]] were interspersed between the final verses of the Biblical Odes."<ref>F.L. Cross & E.A. Livingstone, eds., ''The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church'', 2nd Ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), s.v. "Heirmos", p 630.</ref>
+
The '''irmos''' is the initial verse of each individual ode in a [[canon]], sung by the choir; from the Greek verb "to tie" or "to link." 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]].   
 +
 
 +
"The irmos ''links'' (thus the Greek name) the theme of the canon with the theme of the [[Biblical Odes|Biblical Ode]] which corresponds to the ode of the canon&mdash;because originally, the troparia of a [[Canon (hymn)|canon]] were interspersed between the final verses of the Biblical Odes."<ref>F.L. Cross & E.A. Livingstone, eds., ''The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church'', 2nd Ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), s.v. "Heirmos," p 630.</ref>
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
Line 6: Line 8:
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
==See Also==
+
==See also==
[[Katavasia]]
+
*[[Katavasia]]
[[Canon]]
+
*[[Canon]]
  
 
[[Category:Hymnography]]
 
[[Category:Hymnography]]

Revision as of 21:10, February 18, 2008

The irmos is the initial verse of each individual ode in a canon, sung by the choir; from the Greek verb "to tie" or "to link." 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.

"The irmos links (thus the Greek name) the theme of the canon with the theme of the Biblical Ode which corresponds to the ode of the canon—because originally, the troparia of a canon were interspersed between the final verses of the Biblical Odes."[1]

Notes

  1. F.L. Cross & E.A. Livingstone, eds., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 2nd Ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), s.v. "Heirmos," p 630.

See also

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
interaction
Donate

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. FAQs

Toolbox