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The meaning of "Qurbana" in the chant, ETHA PUS LEK. Dharmaram college.

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AP 230 - The meaning of "Qurbana" in the chant, ETHA PUS LEK. Dharmaram college.
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AP 230

Part Number Part I - Syro Malabar Church
Title The meaning of "Qurbana" in the chant, ETHA PUS LEK. Dharmaram college.
Duration 6:04
Place of Recording Dharmaram College, Bengaluru
Date of Recording 18 July 2014
Youtube URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSUIZRiGhxU
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The meaning of "Qurbana" in the chant, ETHA PUS LEK. Dharmaram college. (2014)

From a lecture on Christian Musicology of India at Dharmaram College. 18 July 2014. 7 PM The word Qurbana takes special meaning in the famous chant Edta Pus Lek Baslama (O Church, remain in Shanthi). This chant is a musical drama in eight stanzas and is a golden treasure in the Syriac music repertory. The leading narrative voice is that of the deceased priest. In the middle of the chant, the narrative voice changes; the congregation bids farewell to the deceased priest. The musical setting is syllabic with melismatic ornamentations at the end of selected phrases. Stylistically, the melody is similar to that of Qambel Maran. Fortunately, we have documented the Syriac and Malayalam versions of the chant in the voice of several priests, including Fr. Abel Periyappuram who created the Malayalam version that is in use currently in the Syro Malabar Church. See more information at Joseph J. Palackal. "The Survival Story of Syriac Chants among the St. Thomas Christians in South India." In Music and World Christianities. Oxford University Press (2016). https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/...

​ A comparative study of the text and melody of Etha Pus Lek and Witawangunnen." Joseph J. Palackal. "The Survival Story of Syriac Chants among the St. Thomas Christians in South India." In Music and World Christianities. Oxford University Press (2016). https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/...

Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
New York
21 February 2021

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