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Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo

ISBN : 9780190635251

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¥15,246
Author: 
Tala Jarjour
Pages
256 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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Connecting the struggles of the past to those so tragically familiar in the present, author Tala Jarjour considers Syriac chant as living musical practice situated in its historic, social, and cultural context.

Index: 

Preface
Telling history in motion
Dismantled machinery
Illusive empowerment
Part One
Modes of Thinking
Chapter I
Emotion and the Aesthetic
[Snapshot]
Emotion and the Economy of Aesthetics
The emotional economy of aesthetics
A living music
Central marginality
Music complexity
Mode as metaphor
Understanding through imagination
A dynamic outlook on method
[Snapshot]
A scholarship of emotion
Discursive subjectivities
Scholar(ship) and subject(s)
Situationality as liminality
Aestheticizing the emotional
Chapter II
Edessan Christians in Hayy al-Suryan
Unique sounds, against historic odds
Syriac liturgy and theology
Modern Christianity with ancient roots
Begging pardon: Shubqono
Forty times Forty Bows
Early asceticism for modern worshippers
Body, voice, and gendered spaces
Part Two
Modes of Knowledge
Chapter III
Eight Old Syriac Modes
Definitions and tools
Conventional European tools
Local tools
Music book and ontological value
Written Sources
The Ethicon and The Pearls
Suryani musicology
Tableau sans ombres
Re-shifting focus
Chapter IV
Chant As Local Knowledge
Contested modality
A monastic perspective
Music knowledge and Hayy al-Suryan
Transcription
Theoretical issues
Local challenges
Handwriting tradition
Knowledge, modality, and influences
Part Three
Modes of Value
Chapter V
Suryaniness
Ethnic spirituality
Place/space and Urfa/Edessa
Language
Sound originality
Sacred texts
Sacred melodies
Chapter VI
Performing Value
The Washing of the Feet
Building up sadness
Chapter VII
Authority
Performing authority
[Snapshot] Value, one morning, and a camera
Voicing authority
Performative complexity
Part Four
Modalities of Song and Emotion
Chapter VIII
Hasho
Huzn as religious aesthetic
Hasho, a Syriac term
Canonic sadness
Aestheticized emotionality
By the cross
Hasho, the mode
Epilogue
Non-Conclusions
Glossary
References

About the author: 

Tala Jarjour is Visiting Fellow at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Researcher with the Excellence Initiative at the University of Tubingen.

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