About the author
John A. Graham is an American musicologist (PhD. Princeton University 2015) who specializes in the history of Georgian liturgical polyphony. His publications can be found at http://www.johnagraham.com/publications/
The hymn shen khar venakhi is the most well known Georgian chant both within country and among the global singing community. This polyphonic chant features various glorious musical settings, and a sublime text with an attribution directly to the medieval Georgian king, Dimitri 1st.
Recently, all of the known musical variants of this famous text were collected into a single publication, which is available for download here.
For extensive discussion on these musical styles, and their performance practice, please continue reading at these additional posts.
Post #1: http://www.johngrahamtours.com/shen-khar-venakhi-1/
Post #2: http://www.johngrahamtours.com/shen-khar-venakhi-2/
Post #3: http://www.johngrahamtours.com/shen-khar-venakhi-3/
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