Нотация византийской церковной музыки представляет собой региональную разновидность невменной нотации. В ней обычно выделяют четыре типа, соответствующих четырём стадиям исторического развития системы:
- поздневизантийская и поствизантийская — в рукописях и раннепечатных книгах с начала XV в. до 1814 г.
Учебникъ по източно църковно пѣние - Мирчо М. Богоевъ - Болгария, 1940 г.
Отъ гръцка народностъ по-видни учители и съчинители на музикални творби:
- Петъръ Византиецъ (+ 1808 г.)
- Мануилъ Византиецъ (+ 1819 г.)
- Константинъ Византиецъ (+ 1862 г.)
- Петъръ Ефески (+ 1840 г.) - Родомъ отъ гр. Ефесъ, Мала Азия...
- Иоанъ Византиецъ (+ 1866 г.)
Peter of Ephesus (+1840)
Gregory Protopsaltes the Byzantios
According to one tradition, Gregory was born in Constantinople on the same day that Peter Lambadarios the Peloponnesian died (1777 or 1778). His father was a priest, named George, and his mother's name was Helen. The surname «Levites», which is attributed to him, is probably incorrect, but was given to him because his father was a priest, a «Levite» in the Old Testament. The probable day for his death is the 23rd December 1821, when Constantine succeeded him as the Archcantor, but other sources talk about 1820 or, more often, 1822. In any case, he died very young, at the peak of his age and of his work; he was at most 43 years old.
From his youth he learned the Armenian language and music, because he liked going to the Armenian Church. In order to eloign him from there, his father sent him to the abbot of the Sinai Metochion at Valata, the Cretan Archandrite Jeremias, where Gregory learned the Greek letters and, because of his nice voice, became a Reader and a Cantor.
|Manuel Chrysaphes I||During the Fall|
|John of Trapezon||1727||10-4-1748|
|Daniel from Tyrnavon||11-4-1748||1765|
|Peter the Peloponnesian||1766||1777|
|Gregory the Levite||1805||21-6-1819|
|Antony of Andrianoupolis||4-12-1822||1827|
|Stephen Michael Byzantios||1856||1862|
|George Raidestinos II||1863||1-2-1871|
|Nikolas Stogiannis Byzantios||2- 2-1871||1-2-18|