Faced with the task of organizing thousands of rough-draft chant transcriptions, three monks labored diligently during the period 1912-1915 to harmonize unfinished chants. It is well known that Ekvtime Kereselidze commissioned master-chanter Razhden Khundadze to harmonize more than one thousand chant melodies, but recent research on three manuscripts (National Centre of Manuscripts Q687, Q688, Q689) reveals that his harmonizations were later erased and rewritten. Stylistic differences point to a mysterious third chanter who contributed significantly to the way chant is harmonized and performed today.
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John A. Graham, Princeton University Graduate School
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
6:00pm - 7:30pm
ISET Lecture Hall
Zandukeli St. 16
WiP is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place every Wednesday at the International School of Economics (ISET) building (16 Zandukeli Street).
The purpose of the Works-in-Progress series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining to Georgia and the Caucasus region.
The talk is being co-sponsored by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), American Councils for International Education, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC).
American Research Institute of the South Caucasus
c/o Ian Lindsay
Dept. of Anthropology
700 W. State St., Suite 219
West Lafayette, IN 47907
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