Neume Notation Project

Louis W. G. Barton

2.5.a. Example: Byzantine Ecphonic Signs *

Example of Byzantine ecphonic signs

Example of a Greek text for the Christian liturgy, with ecphonic signs notated above to indicate proper cantillation of the text. 'Ecphonic' comes from the Greek word ekphonein, meaning to 'cry out' or 'pronounce.'

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Credits: * Example reproduced from Egon Wellesz, A History of Byzantine Music and Hymnography, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1949), p. 256.

Last revision: 31 October 1999
Copyright (c) 1999 by Louis W. G. Barton