Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Alexander Lingas

Senior Lecturer

City University London
Centre for Music Studies

Dept. of Creative Practice and Enterprise


1996 Ph.D. Historical Musicology, University of British Columbia
1986 BA Music (Composition) and Russian Language
Portland State University, Oregon

Principal Publications

1. Articles:

‘Late Byzantine Cathedral Liturgy and the Service of the Furnace’, in Sharon Gerstel and Robert Nelson, eds., Approaching the Holy Mountain: Art and Liturgy at St Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2011), 179–230.

‘Music’, Chapter III.19 in E. Jeffreys, R. Cormack and J. Haldon, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 915–935.

‘Medieval Byzantine Chant and the Sound of Orthodoxy’, in Andrew Louth and Augustine Casiday, eds., Byzantine Orthodoxies, Papers from the 36th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), 131–50.

'Tradition and Renewal in Greek Orthodox Psalmody', in H.W. Attridge and M.E. Fassler, eds., The Psalms in Community: Jewish and Christian Textual, Liturgical and Artistic Traditions (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003), 341–56.

'Performance Practice and the Politics of Transcribing Byzantine Chant', in Acta Musicae Byzantinae 6 (2003): 56–76.

Entries on (post-)Byzantine and modern Greek Music in Stanley Sadie and John Tyrell, eds., The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, rev. ed. (London: Macmillan, 2001); and Graham Speake, ed., Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000).

2. Recordings of contemporary Greek and Greek American sacred music as Director of Cappella Romana

Peter Michaelides: The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Cappella Romana (CR406-CD, 2009).

The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom according to the Byzantine Tradition: A New Musical Setting in English, Cappella Romana (CR404-2CD, 2008).

The Fall of Constantinople: Byzantine and Latin Music of the Fifteenth Century, Cappella Romana (Capella Romana CR 402CD, 2006).

When Augustus Reigned: Orthodox Music for Christmas, Cappella Romana (Gagliano CD 502, 2000)

Tikey Zes, Choral Works, Cappella Romana (Gagliano CD 501, 1999).

Centre for Music Studies
Department of Creative Practice and Enterprise
City University London
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

+ 44 (0)20 7040 3235

Areas of Specialization

Greek and Byzantine Music
Greek Orthodoxy

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Greek Musical Traditions

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