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A new Web site is now available on the Performing Arts Encyclopedia Web site at the Library of Congress:  Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant & Hymnody, The Ragheb Moftah Collection.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/coptic/coptic-home.html 

With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of the earliest music transcriptions by explorers, missionaries, and scholars in Egypt, highlighting Moftah's efforts to notate, record, and preserve all Coptic Orthodox hymns.

Karen C. Lund
Digital Project Coordinator
Library of Congress
202-707-0156
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