cantillation


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to cantillation

liturgical chanting

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
"Even today most worshippers consider cantillation to be quite different from the art of secular singing," writes Joshua R.
One of the primary forms of dhikr is the recalling of the ninety-nine names of God; however, another equally important form is the listening, recitation (tajwid, or "making beautiful" the divine text through recitative cantillation), and reading of the Qur'an, as well as visual concentration on the text of the Qur'an (usually in the form of calligraphy).
The alphabet comprises twenty-two characters and five final forms, but as there are no true vowels, and as certain letters may represent more than one phoneme, an elaborate system of vocalization and cantillation (the Bible is meant to be sung) marks to guide pronunciation and chanting was codified in the early Middle Ages.
"a person who [orally] reads the Torah, and sees the lights of the letters/sounds which are in the Torah, even if he does not properly know the cantillation [of the biblical text], because of his reading with great love and with enthusiasm, God does not deal with him strictly even if he does not properly pronounce them [i.e.
From the perspectives of ethnomusicology, education, performance, musicology, jazz studies, and music theory, they examine improvisation through specific topics like jazz and West African balofon music, John Cage's music, Slavic folk culture, Koranic cantillation in Indonesia, jazz, the limits of improvisation in participatory music making, learning and improvisation, and the creative process in composition and performance.
He then reflects on prominent collecting and publishing projects, for both Yiddish song and Hebrew cantillation, in the context of his theory.
The reason for this is that so little is known about the practice of neumation and cantillation (the singing of texts) in the medieval period.
Figure 2 (ii) represents the further process of aligning the resultant rhythmic text to the melodic groups, a process I call 'cantillation' (Turpin 2005).
(15) In Sufi orders in which the practice of sama and dhikr have been highly developed, to the level of high sacred art--such as the Mevlevi, or "Whirling" Dervishes founded by Jelaluddin Rumi--the rhythmic repetition of the dhikr portion of the sama is accompanied by drums which reinforce the repetitive rhythm, while the chanting itself serves as the accompaniment to instrumental improvisation and the semi-improvised cantillation of a sheik, who intones sacred texts that "float" over the repetitions of the dhikr formula.
(21) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (etnachtah), an Aramaic word designating a "rest stop" in between two parts--not necessarily actual halves--of a biblical verse, according to the official cantillation system.
Edwards quotes a number of sources for his musical language, from Lutheran chorale to birdsong, plainsong, Hebrew cantillation and scales from Southeast Asia to say nothing of native Australian dance-chant.
Having described the melody as "Hebrewesque,"(80) Feldman probably intended it to evoke the cantillation of the synagogue: it is modal; features a vocal character, ornamental triplets, and asymmetrical phrasing; relies on a stock of short, simple motives; and vaguely suggests responsorial presentation.(81) The melody particularly suited the religious aspect of Rothko's chapel, then, and it may have related to Rothko's Jewishness as well as his love of melody.
Rumshinky's evocative score includes Jewish identifiers such as minor mode, melodic augmented seconds, evocations of cantillation, and the freygish mode ("a variation of the Greek Phrygian mode," p.
Thus, Roy Nathanson's repetition of musical ideas outlining increasingly larger pitch intervals in the recording, "Tikkun," may be heard as congruous with practices of Jewish cantillation for listeners familiar with it.
The standard syntax of Genesis 10:21 and its cantillation indicate that Shem was in fact the oldest of Noah's children.