Maksime Sharadze

Maksime Sharadze (1859-1908) Publisher, Cultural activist, Organizer See original 2005 publication of this article here.       Maksime Sharadze remains a relatively unknown figure to historians. Few personal artifacts, photographs, or written accounts about his private life survive.[8] He was … Read More

Karbelashvili brothers history

Karbelashvili brothers   In the nineteenth century, as Georgia was subsumed into the cultural and political arena of the expanding Russian Empire, various traditional art forms began to be forgotten amidst increasing urbanization, social upheaval, and in some cases direct … Read More

One Old Georgian Musical Term (Mortuleba)

      Of the musical terms attested in Medieval Georgian written sources, special attention attaches to the term mortuleba (“harmony”).[1] It is polysemantic and occurs in various branches of Georgian literature (theological and philosophical exegetics, hagiography), as well as … Read More

Trisagion Hymn – East Syriac and Georgian connections

Part III: East Syriac and Georgian Connections   Part I: Chanting Around the Throne of God (Theological and Ritual Perspectives) Part II: Musical Analysis of the Georgian Trisagion Hymn   We now return to inscriptions and art, which we surveyed … Read More

Trisagion Hymn – Theological and Ritual Perspectives

Part I: Chanting Around the Throne of God An Intermedial Study of The Trisagion Hymn in the Georgian Tradition and in Cross-Cultural, Ritual Perspective   Part II: Musical Analysis of the Georgian Trisagion Part III: Trisagion Hymn – East Syrian … Read More

Pilimon Koridze

The transcription of West Georgian chant revolves around the efforts of one vital figure, Pilimon Koridze (1835-1911). Koridze was made a saint of the Georgian Orthodox Church on December 20th, 2011. In this article, we will touch on the musical … Read More