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From Chantre to Djak: Cantorial Traditions in Canada
     

From Chantre to Djak: Cantorial Traditions in Canada

by Robert B. Klymasz (Editor), Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, Robert Bogdan Klymasz (Compiler), Canadian Museum of Civilization Staff, Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies Staff
 

The performance of sacred song often involves the talents of cantors, chanters, precentors, and criers—also known as chantres, djaky, psalom-shchniki, hazanim, protopsalti, and muezzins. The present volume explores this unique class of musicians from a variety of perspectives to offer the first survey of its kind. Folklorists join with ethnomusicologists,

Overview

The performance of sacred song often involves the talents of cantors, chanters, precentors, and criers—also known as chantres, djaky, psalom-shchniki, hazanim, protopsalti, and muezzins. The present volume explores this unique class of musicians from a variety of perspectives to offer the first survey of its kind. Folklorists join with ethnomusicologists, cantors, and enthusiasts to illuminate the many facets of this rich, living tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780660178349
Publisher:
Canadian Museum of History
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Mercury Series
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Robert B. Klymasz is a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. He has published extensively on Slavic traditions in Canada.

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