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A different way of singing Qandisa Alaha (pre 1962 Missal). Fr. Perumalil CMI.

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AP 119a - A different way of singing Qandisa Alaha (pre 1962 Missal). Fr. Perumalil CMI.
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AP 119a

Part Number Part I - Syro Malabar Church
Title A different way of singing Qandisa Alaha (pre 1962 Missal). Fr. Perumalil CMI.
Duration 4:10
Place of Recording St. Joseph's Monastery Chapel, Mannanam, Kerala, India
Date of Recording  
Youtube URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xuTlVodLvs
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A different way of singing Qandisa Alaha (pre 1962 Missal). Fr. Perumalil CMI

A different Performance practice (manner of executing a melody) of Qandisa Alaha. From the solemn Qurbana (pre-1962 missal) of Fr. Probus Perumalil, CMI (1922-2009). Recorded at St. Joseph's Monastery Chapel, Mannanam, Kerala, India. Early 1980s.

See the full video at
Aramaic Project -119
https://youtu.be/8QiIz383dss

During the Syriac era, talented priests with the help of local choirs designed the performance practice of chants. The use of music notation, Indian or Western, was not prevalent. People seemed to have appreciated the expertise of celebrants and choirs in improvising existing melodies. Fr. Probus Perumalil, CMI was a celebrated singer of Syriac chants. He participated in the recording for the first commercial CD of Syriac Chants (PAN records, Netherlands, 2002). Fr. Probus made a private recording of the solemn Qurbana at my request. This recording has become a musical treasure; it sheds light on the musical practices of a particular period in the history of liturgy and music in India. We are posting several similar segments to help future scholars to make a comparative study of particular chants. We hope these videos will motivate prospective researchers to take Christian music in India a worthwhile topic of study.

Reference:

Fr. Probus Perumalil, CMI http://www.thecmsindia.org/personalit...
Aramaic Project-119 https://youtu.be/8QiIz383dss

Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
New York
18 October 2021

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