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Qambel Maran, കമ്പെൽ മാറൻ:
Syriac Chant by Fr. Paul Kodamullil.

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AP 239 - Qambel Maran, കമ്പെൽ മാറൻ: Syriac Chant by Fr. Paul Kodamullil.
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AP 239

Part Number Part I - Syro Malabar Church
Title Qambel Maran, കമ്പെൽ മാറൻ: Syriac Chant by Fr. Paul Kodamullil.
Duration 4:40
Place of Recording Qambal Maran CD
Date of Recording  
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Qambel Maran, കമ്പെൽ മാറൻ: Syriac Chant by Fr. Paul Kodamullil

We are glad to present another recording of a unique chant from the melodic repertory of the Syro Malabar Church. The singer is Fr. Paul Kodamullil, who was a member of the Diocese of Kothamangalam in the Idukki district of Kerala. Melodies of Syriac chants mainly existed in oral tradition. For that reason, individual variations were inevitable. Depending on the musical talent, each priest took freedom in adding ornamentations while keeping the general contours of the melody intact. There used to be a saying about Syriac chants in Kerala that no two singers sing alike. Therefore, finding the “original” or the “correct”melody of a chant is a difficult task. Our role is to present as many different renderings of a melody as possible and archive them in our library for the use of future researchers. We plan to publish more samples from our collection in the near future. The recording was made on a cassette tape recorder on 10 August 2000. The audio quality has diminished over the years. We take this opportunity to thank all who support our effort to build a digital library.


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Fr. Paul Kodamullil

Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
New York
23 June 2021

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