Troparion

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Troparion

 

a verse prayer or hymn of the Orthodox Church in honor of a holy day or saint. The troparion originated in Byzantium as a reworking of hymns based on biblical and other sacred texts. The melodies of the troparion were recitative in character, with a series of syllables sung on one note.

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All this tends to suggest that the music for the Office of the Genuflexion is a survival from the period when the Psaltikon and Asmatikon repertories were not distinguished, the closest parallel to it being perhaps the Slavonic forms of the troparia and psalms for Christmas Eve and Epiphany Eve; and that it just so happens that this music has not been preserved in Slavonic manuscripts but can be found in a few southern Italian manuscripts, nearly all of which have been associated with S Salvatore, Messina.