Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 1998

0 Pages

8 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9789774244377

Bookseller Code (06)

The Coptic Orthodox Liturgy of St. Basil With Complete Musical Transcription

Edited by Ragheb Moftah, Margit Toth, and Martha Roy

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

The Liturgy of St. Basil is sung in the Coptic language, directly descended from the language of the pharaohs, and the melodies are also thought to have their roots in ancient Egypt. This book, with musical score and trilingual text, provides fascinating documentation of this ancient tradition. Transcribed here in its entirety for the first time, the liturgy is part of a unique musical tradition transmitted orally through some twenty centuries by generations of singers in Egypt's ancient Coptic Orthodox Church.