Akathistos hymn

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(c.6th century)

Anonymous kontakion, originally for the Annunciation; still sung on Sundays and a Saturday in Great Lent. Its form consists of two prooimia and twenty-four oikoi (stanzas). The earliest notated music dates from the 13th century.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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