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International Conference on Sacred Music East and West:

“Enlightenment & Illumination”

Prague, Czech Republic / 23-25 November 2018

Conference Schedule

 

Thursday 22 November

 

11:00 – 13:00

Workshop I:

Marek Valášek: Elements of Eastern Sacred Music in Czech Music

 

14:30 – 16:00

Workshop II:

Maria Alexandru: Byzantine Music Education

 

Workshops take place at Charles University, Faculty of Education

Magdalény Rettigové 47/4, 116 39 Praha 1- Nové Město-Praha 1 Room R 107.

 

 

Friday 23 November

 

Conference Venue:
Charles University, Faculty of Education

Magdalény Rettigové 47/4, 116 39 Praha 1- Nové Město-Praha 1 Velký sál (Large hall).

 

10:00 Opening addresses
Opening addresses
 

10:30 First Session

 

Maria Alexandru:

Logos and Light in Byzantine Hymnography and Music. Thoughts on the Meta-aesthetics of Byzantine Chant


Emmanouil Doundoulakis:
The Terms “Light” and “Illumination” in the Hymns of the Theotokarion of St Nikodemos the Hagiorite


Dr. Solon J. Hadjisolomos:
Byzantine Musical Tradition in Cyprus in the 18th Century

 

Lunch

 

13:00 Second Session

 

Emmanouil Giannopoulos:
Compositions having the Designation “Ancient” (“ἀρχαῖον”) or “Old” (“παλαιόν”) in Psaltic Manuscripts and Printed Musical Books of Orthodox Chant

Thomas Apostolopoulos:
A Description of a Pre-theory of Psaltike in German in a Printed Book of 1781

Flora Kritikou:
The Case of the Musical Fragment Sinai X414

Balageorgios Dimitris:

The Contribution of Parthenios Sgoutas to the “Exegesis” of the Notation

Christiana Demetriou:

The Troparion Proskynyseos “Όντως μεγαλεία σοι εποίησε”

 

Coffee, refreshments

 


16:00 Third session

Marios Christou:

The Kratema in the 1st Plagal Mode by P. Chalatzoglou – An 18th-century Kratema written in Sonata Form?

Nina-Maria WANEK:

Early Studies on the “Greek Mass”: 18th-century Documents as an Expression of Enlightened Interest in Foreign Musical Cultures?

Panteleimon Zafiris:

Eastern Sacred Music in a West Context during the Enlightenment: Eastern Catholic Churches

Viktroria Legkikh:

St Nicholas of Myra as an Illuminated star and Bridge between the Catholic and Orthodox Worlds in Hymnography

Athanasios Delios:
The Presence of Light in the Kalophonic Sticheron “Προτυπῶν τὴν ἀνάστασιν”

18:30 Reception

 

 

Saturday 24 November

 

­9:30 Fourth Session

Robert Galbraith:

The European Enlightenment: Very Different Effects on European and Russian Sacred Music

Chiara Bertoglio:

Themes of Light in Christoph Graupner’s Sacred Output


Florian Bassani:

Gregorio Ballabene's 48-part Mass for twelve choirs (1777): Megalomaniac Anachronism or Enlightened Completion of the Roman Baroque?


Anna Sanda:
Balancing between Tradition and Rationalism: Enlightenment and Sacred Music Practice at the Late 18th century Electoral Court Chapel in Bonn

 

 

Lunch

 

13:00 Fifth Session

Leona Stříteská:
The Cecilian Movement contra Enlightenment Ideals


Helena Kramářová:
Enlightenment and Music in Brno in the Second Half of the 18th Century

Kinga Kiwała:

Temporal Aspects of “Epiphanic Moments” in Religious Music

Bogdan Djakovic:
The Meeting of the Ideas of the Western Enlightenment and Eastern Illumination at the Serbian Karlovci Metropolitanate in the 18th century: from Theology to Music
 

 

Coffee

 

15:30 Sixth session

Ivan Moody:

Icons of Light

Oleh Harkavyy:
Oleh Harkavyy's "Lux aeterna" (2018) in the "Light" of the Enlightenment


Slavomír Hořínka:
Changing the Scale of Perception: a Compositional Strategy of Illumination and Enlightenment

 

19:30 Concert:

Liturgy and Mass
or

Enlightenment and Illumination

Sacred Music of the 18th century East and West

A concert presenting various settings of the Western Mass by great masters such as W. A. Mozart, J. Haydn and others along with notable settings of the Eastern Liturgy of St John Chrysostom by famous Orthodox composers

 

Piccolo coro & Piccola orchestra, conductor: Marek Valášek (Czech Republic)

Achilleas Chaldaiakis (Greece) – solo, protopsaltis

Venue: Church of St Wenceslas of Zderaz, Resslova 300/6 120 00, Prague 2

 

Sunday 25 November

 

­9:30 Divine Liturgy

With the Philokallia Ensemble & Choir of the Cathedral of Ss. Cyril and Methodius
conductor: Marios Christou

 

Church of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Resslova 9a, Prague 2

 

14:00 Seventh Session

Ivana Noble and Kateřina Kočandrle Bauer (two papers):
The Johannine Theology of Light in Orthodox Theology and Spirituality: From
St Gregory Palamas to 20th- and 21st-century Orthodoxy in the West

   

 

Coffee

 

15:30 Eighth  session

Bogdan Hulea:
Orthodox Music from Transylvania between Byzantine and Folk Music


Svetlana Poliakova:
The Enlightenment of Russia: Views on the Introduction of Christian Chant

Jan Protopapas:
Music for Enlightenment and Illumination: An Introduction to the Sacred Music of Sikhism

 

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