Nuns Epiharia Moisescu and Magdalina Nicolescu, authors of church hymns in 19th – 20th centuries
Keywords:church songs, psaltic music, liturgical heritage
AbstractIn an attempt to substantiate the translation and transcription of liturgical works from the Romanian space of 19th century, besides Maccarius Hieromonk, Anton Pann and one of his labour continuers, composer and psalm book teacher Stefanache Popescu, his apprentices, Nuns Epiharia Moisescu and Magdalina Nicolescu can be mentioned with honours. The monastic life where they were active turned them towards the thorough study of church music and only increased their wish, issued from their reverence to the Mother of God and the saints, to follow the not so easy path of composition. Their songs enriched the liturgical heritage with the Vespers and the Matins for the Services dedicated to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin, the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos, Saints Gregory Deccapolisen, Demetrius Bassarabov and Saint Martyr Philophteia, pages that facilitated the continuity of service, achieving in those times the link between the treasure of the past and the heritage to be left for the future.
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