(from the article `Byzantine Empire`) As for the Byzantine defenders of Constantinople, they celebrated their victory by singing Romanos` great hymn `Akathistos,` with choir and crowd ... ...to be melismatic—i.e., elaborate melodies with many notes per syllable. Kontakia that have retained a special place in liturgical se...
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