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Gordon Getty Concert
Cappella Romana presents "Mt. Sinai: The Frontier of Byzantium"

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Tickets $25; $20 students/seniors.

Explore the rich musical world of Saint Catherine's Monastery with this special performance from Cappella Romana, a vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of the Christian East and West. By presenting Slavic and Byzantine choral music in the original languages, the ensemble makes accessible two great musical traditions that are little known in the West.

For this appearance, the ensemble presents a virtuosic program of medieval chants for Saint Catherine, Christmas, and Epiphany drawn from centuries-old Greek manuscripts held at the library of Saint Catherine's. This all-new program is designed to complement the current exhibition Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai.

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Musical Program
I. The Vespers of Saint Catherine
Invitatorium (Mode plagal 4)
Traditional (Ms. Sinai 1257)
Excerpts from Psalm 103 (Septuagint): Modes plagal 4 and 2 authentic
Traditional and St. John Koukouzeles (late 1200s–early 1300s) Mss. Sinai 1257, Sinai 1527 (late 1400s) and Athens 2458 (1336)
Selections from the Lamplighting Psalms

II. Advent and Christmas
The Service of the Furnace: A liturgical drama of the Three Holy Children according to Ms. Sinai 1527
Imperial Acclamations for Christmastide (Ms. Sinai 1234)

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