Liturgical Music and Songs (Greek Albanian Community)
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Technical sheet prepared by: Region of Sicily - Department of Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity - CRicd: Regional Center for the inventory, cataloging and documentation and Sicilian regional film library
Intangible Heritage Register
The weekly and festive celebrations and the various Officials always appear richly adorned with an incessant counterpoint of melodies. According to the Byzantine rituals, the acting it befits the secret prayers whispered by the celebrant, the Our Father and the Creed which arise from the assembly. Everything else is singing: from short declamatory modulations (ekfónesis) of the deacons to the psalms intoned by the priests, from the schematic cantillation formulas of the Readings and Gospels, to the sumptuous hymns performed by the faithful. Through the pure flow of mélosWithout any use of musical instruments, the word escapes the use of everyday communication and becomes an expression of prayer.
Palazzo Adriano concert, 5th May 2006