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Kladas, Joannes - Composer of Byzantine chant

Edward V. Williams and Christian Troelsgård

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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(fl c1400). Composer of Byzantine chant. Together with his predecessors joannes Glykys, joannes Koukouzeles (fl c1300–50) and xenos Korones, Kladas was one of the most important and prolific composers of Byzantine liturgical music active during the 14th and 15th centuries. The little that is known of his life derives from rubrics in musical manuscripts, many of which call him solely by the name ‘Lampadarios’ (i.e. leader of the

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Subjects: Music

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