Axion Estin

 

These video-analyses are part of the VIAMAP (Video-Animated Music Analysis Project) and are intended to accompany the article “MAT for the VIAMAP. Maqām Analysis Tools for the Video-Animated Music Analysis Project” by Amine Beyhom – NEMO-Online Vol. 4 No. 7, November 2018, p. 145-258 (see http://nemo-online.org/articles). The graphic scale follows the solmization and the Interval values of the Second Reform of the 19th century. Further details can be found in the aforementioned article.

Axion Estin by an anonymous composer represents a challenge for any cantor in the field of Byzantine chant. The below proposed analyses contributed as a test for the procedures already in use for the VIAMAP and triggered new developments such as the delimitation of the modes (between brackets) together with a more elaborate grid using the color code for main intervals (red solid and dashed horizontal lines for the tonic and octave, green for the fourth and blue for the fifth) in the upper stripe and helping thus the viewer identifying the melodic course.

These analyses use additional indicators – when compared with earlier analyses such as the first analyses of Kyrie Ekekraxafor peculiarities of the chant such as the “attractions” particular to the modes of Byzantine chant – in the lower stripe – and the literal delimitation of the first tonic and its octave (Pa and pa) – in the upper stripe.

Fourteen analyses and variants are proposed on this page performed by Lebanese and Greek cantors, or electronically for template analyses. Note that video-analyses hold two rankings: one for the dedicated page, and the second – between parenthesises – chronological (date and time of publication) for all the video-analyses published by the CERMAA.

1 (14): Axion Estin by fr. Makarios Haidamous (recorded 06/06/2018 by the performer in Dayr al-Mukhalliṣ – Lebanon; uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/aWnwPvG0Ri8
2 (12): Axion Estin by an Anonymous Cantor (recorded 25/06/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Broummana – Lebanon; uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/DWsRxCih8hM
3 (16): Axion Estin by fr. Nicolas Malek (recorded 24/06/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Broummana – Lebanon; uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/UNYUlFNwHuM
4 (15): Axion Estin by fr. Nicolas Malek – Alternate take (recorded 24/06/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Broummana – Lebanon; uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/JYZAjDYjj60
5 (18): Axion Estin by Joseph Yazbeck (recorded 08/06/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Broummana – Lebanon; uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/_Cpyf9hqUEc
6 (13): Axion Estin by Emmanouil Giannopoulos (recorded 31/05/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Volos – Greece; uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/4VpOchjbEZA
7 (20): Axion Estin by Nikolaos Siklafidis (recorded 31/05/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Volos – Greece; uploaded 09/10/2018):  https://youtu.be/gyxoviJs1aU
8 (17): Axion Estin by Ioannis Tomas (recorded 31/05/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Volos – Greece; uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/QICHWCaOfQA
9 (19): Axion Estin by Mikhail Stroumpakis (recorded 01/06/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Volos – Greece; uploaded 09/10/2018):  https://youtu.be/qM34JswCUZo
10 (21): Axion Estin by Rosy Beyhom (recorded 14/06/2018 by Rosy Beyhom with Zoom H2 in Broummana – Lebanon; uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/lDhi2g6dPkY
11 (23): Axion Estin by Anonymous, template analysis of audio output by programs MUS2 & Cubase (uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/YuRD6G4PTuE
12 (22): Axion Estin by Anonymous, template analysis of audio output by programs MUS2 & Cubase – Half-tempo (uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/MiRuhUt_tMQ
13 (25): Axion Estin by Anonymous, template analysis of audio output by programs MUS2 & Cubase (R to L) – (uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/j3lyDA-IFPE
14 (24): Axion Estin by Anonymous, template analysis of audio output by programs MUS2 & Cubase – Half-tempo (R to L) – (uploaded 09/10/2018): https://youtu.be/tDXJkXGO8fo
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