An Ancient Christian Hymn with Musical Notation: Papyrus by Charles H. Cosgrove

By Charles H. Cosgrove

during this ebook, Charles Cosgrove undertakes a finished exam of Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1786, an historic Greek Christian hymn courting to the overdue 3rd century that gives the main historical surviving instance of a notated Christian melody. the writer analyzes the textual content and tune of the hymn, situating it within the context of the Greek literary and hymnic culture, old Greek song, early Christian liturgy and devotion, and the social environment of Oxyrhynchus circa three hundred C.E. The wide sweep of the statement touches the pursuits of classical philologists, experts in historic Greek track, church historians, and scholars of church song history.

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