Byzantine musical tradition in Cyprus and Crete after the Fall of Constantinople


  • Dimitrios K. Balageorgos


Byzantine music, Cyprus, Crete, 15th century, 16th century, psaltic art


This article discusses the survival of Byzantine musical culture in the Hellenic world after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, specifically by examining the work of composers living and working in Crete and Cyprus, and providing an overview of the legacy of sacred music of these two islands as both a genuine continuation of Byzantine tradition and a manifestation of remarkable creative originality.

Peer-reviewed Articles



How to Cite

Balageorgos, Dimitrios K. 2019. “Byzantine Musical Tradition in Cyprus and Crete After the Fall of Constantinople”. Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Music 2 (November):1-11.