TEACH JCS 2021, 1(1), 2; doi: 10.35995/teach-jcs1010002
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Received: 11 Oct 2021 / Revised: 30 Nov 2021 / Accepted: 22 Nov 2021 / Published: 30 Nov 2021
We attempted to study the hitherto unexplained phenomenon of the sung “
a”, for one note, at the end of an “ A” melody. We encountered this issue during singing the word “Alleluia” in the Coptic musical culture. We found that the transmission from “ A” to “ a” serves as an intermediary step before continuing to the “L”. It may also be an adopted habit by some singers, rather than a consistently inherited musical design with a clear pattern. However, further research is encouraged to decipher this phenomenon.
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Henein, M.Y.; Azer, S.S.; Khirey, J.; Pahor, A.L.; Isshak, N.S. The Infrequently Sung ‘
a’ Instead of ‘ A’ in ‘Alleluia’ According to the Coptic Tradition. teach_jcs 2021, 1, 2.
Henein MY, Azer SS, Khirey J, Pahor AL, Isshak NS. The Infrequently Sung ‘
a’ Instead of ‘ A’ in ‘Alleluia’ According to the Coptic Tradition. TEACH - Journal of Christian Studies. 2021; 1(1):2.
Henein, Michael Y; Azer, Shereen S; Khirey, Joseph; Pahor, Ahmes L; Isshak, Nabil S. 2021. "The Infrequently Sung ‘
a’ Instead of ‘ A’ in ‘Alleluia’ According to the Coptic Tradition." teach_jcs 1, no. 1: 2.