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Nusrotho (praises)


Who will not be amazed at the richness of the Syriac music and who will not be delighted with the flavour of its antiquity? Who will not rejoice in thanksgiving at the beauty of its melodious variety? Across the waves of the centuries and from the magnificent sanctuaries of churches and monasteries in that sacred land of our forbearers, we hear the echoes of its melodious chants coming sweetly to our ears. In “Nusrotho” Gabriel Aydin is producing some liturgical hymns and songs taken from the Beth Gazo (the Treasury of Syriac Music) and other liturgical books together with some newly arranged and composed songs.

Gabriel Aydin was born in 1975 in the village of Gundukshukro near Nisibin in the region of Tur Abdin – southeast of Turkey. He studied Syriac language and literature as well as Syriac theology and liturgical music at Mor Gabriel Seminary. In 1994, he entered Istanbul Conservatoire and studied there for two years. Following this, he moved to Lebanon for further studies in music where he entered the University of Holy Spirit in Kaslik (USEK) to learn scientifically the history, nature and development of Syriac Music. He earned a Bachelor of Music from USEK in 2003 and the same year produced his first Syriac CD entitled “Nusrotho”.

“Nusrotho” consists of selection of unique pieces from the Syriac liturgical tradition. Gabriel Aydin selected hymns that have distinct musical features and characteristics in terms of their melody, tune, rhythm and scale, as well as their place within the Syriac liturgical services. For example, “Mor Dalon” is a unique hymn. It has a wonderful melody, which carries within it some of the most characteristic features of the Syriac Music.

“Nusrotho” is a combination of choir and solo songs. Even it is a mixture of antique and modern music. “Bnahlo dYoushofot” with deacon Youssef Afram takes the listener to the magical mountain of Tur Abdin, while “Yeshou´” and “Óbouraw Kulmedem” of Abir Nehme gives the listener the mysterious fragrant of a new Syriac music derived from the ancient melodies of the Syriac Church music.

“Nusrotho” is performed by the members of St. Jacob of Serug Choir in collaboration with The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik Choir. It also has the non-forgettable touch of Rev. Georges Safar (‘Ewardnoyo).

Ten uninterrupted times of listening to “Nusrotho” is not enough, because in every time you will find a new and tastier flavour of the Syriac Music.

Click here to listen to a mixdown from the CD.

You may order your copy of “Nusrotho” from the following addresses:
Sweden:
Suleyman Aslan +46 739462582
E-mail: maria_aslan@hotmail.com

Syrianska Riksförbundet +46 8 550 161 71
E-mail: bahrosuryoyo@swipnet.se


Germany:
Naim Aydin +49 1632518581 or +49 611404150

Turkey:
Aday aydin +90 5355621098
E-mail: adayaydin@hotmail.com

Lebanon:
Mary Kello +961 3796062
E-mail: marykello@hotmail.com

USA:
Gorgias Press
www.gorgiaspress.com

By: Infomaster


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