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Manuel Chrysaphes

A Byzantine composer and theorist. Chrysaphes was within the courts from the last two Byzantine emperors and afterwards in lifestyle travelled so far as Serbia and Crete. He composed literature that attemptedto convey the useful and theoretical areas of Greek chants in order that one might obtain a sound knowledge of them. Modal adjustments in a structure were of transfer in his treatise, as was having less understanding by people who cannot take variance in the printed melodic series (especialy, with regards to the increasing polyphonic buildings). Chrysaphes’ compositions reveal an abiding reverance for traditional music well balanced with an motivation to try innovative techniques.

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