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Abun D'bash'maiyo By: Mark D. Templeton
Abun Dbashmaiyo by Mark D Templeton

By: Mark D. Templeton
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For SATB chorus a cappella. Composed by Mark Templeton. Since the dawn of the first century, the text from the gospel of Matthew 6:9-13, known as the Lord's Prayer, has inspired many musicians across the globe from Palestrina to Schubert to Durufl and countless modern composers. The vast collections of Western plainchant and Byzantine chant also include the Lord's Prayer in their repertoire. Probably the most unheralded version comes from the Beth Gazo, a collection of liturgical chants and hymns of the Eastern Syriac Orthodox Church. The Beth Gazo (The Treasury of Chants) is the Eastern Church's equivalent of the Liber Usualis of the Roman rite. The roots of the collection can be traced as far back as the second century with Ephrem the Syriac contributing the bulk of the chants. It is supposed that thousands of chants existed in the original collection, but since they were only passed down through an oral tradition, only 700 or so have survived. Only in the late twentieth century have musicologists begun to

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