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Shen khar venakhi

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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.

Shen khar venakhi publication

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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