Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)


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GREAT ZNAMENNY CHANT - One of the varieties of znamenny chant which is characterized by richness of melodic content and an abundance of melismas. In the system of Russian church musical aesthetics, melodies of Great Znamenny Chant were used primarily at particularly solemn moments of the liturgy and on feast days. (see also little znamenny chant)

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