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Cheironomy

Edith Gerson-Kiwi and David Hiley

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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The doctrine of hand signs: a form of conducting whereby the leading musician indicates melodic curves and ornaments by means of a system of spatial signs.

Keywords: General; Egypt; South Asia; Jewish tradition; Byzantine and Western chant

Reference Entry.  3678 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music

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