I've been on these forums for 5+ yrs now and have really learned a lot - I've come across some hymns questions that I couldn't find an answer for on these forums. Please forgive me if they have been discussed before, I could not find any threads on them.
1.) I heard a recording of Ibrahim Ayad teaching the 'Kiahk tune' for the Sunday Theotokia, sounds similar to Pascha concluding hymn (Efnoti Nai Nan). Does anyone know anything about this tune? The recording was cut short and didn't have much information.
For example, does the tune still apply from part 8 (Shasfh) onwards?
Do we say part 10 (Teoi) in its own tune or still in this kiahk tune?
Does this kiahk tune apply for weekday Adam theotokias?
What about Watos theotokias, the standard watos tune or is there a special kiahk watos way?
I haven't heard any other recordings in this tune nor seen any churches use it, I'm just interested.
2.) Sunday Kiahk Vespers Praises (i.e. Saturday evening) has the special interpretations for each part of the Saturday Theotokia. In another thread it was mentioned that the Saturday Theotokia is in more particular reference to St Mary than any other Theotokia, and so has these interpretations. But why then is it not placed in the Saturday midnight praise (i.e. Friday night)? Why the Vespers Praises?
I believe the Sunday Vespers Praises of the Great Fast also have similar madaye7 that are said for each part of the SaturdayTheotokia.
For both these situations, why are these extra parts in the vespers praise rather than midnight praise?
2.) I have heard a number of tunes for the Sunday Theotokia Kiahk interpretations; some use the standard theotokia tune, some use the similar 'altered' tune which combines 2 verses into 1. In particular, I saw a video of Anba Youannes' tasbeha where he used the tune from 'O MARY' for all the interpretations.
I imagine this is simply a preference of His Grace?
Out of interest, does anyone know when this tune originated? Was it composed for the hymn 'O MARY', or was it taken from another hymn I am not aware of, and applied to that one?
Sorry for the many questions, I would really appreciate any answers.
God Bless :)