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Koukouselis, John (Saint)
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(Papadopulos), a prominent Byzantine composer, singer, and musical theorist of the 14th century. Canonized by the Orthodox Church, his feast is celebrated on Oct 1. Almost nothing is known of his life, since only two legendary Greek accounts from the 15th to the 17th centuries exist. Some evidence suggests that he had Bulgarian origins, although he was raised and educated in Constantinople and spent his life as a monk of the Great Laura on Mount Athos. Also called Maistoros or Magistor, Koukouselis initiated a shift of style towards long melismatic melodies i…

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Petzolt, Martin, “Koukouselis, John (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12397>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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