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Makarios the Hieromonk

MAKARIOS the Hieromonk. b. ca. 1770; d. 1836. A professor of Byzantine chant, typographer, translator and composer, Makarios was born in Perieţi, Walachia (southern Romania); his date of birth, accepted by most of his biographers, remains uncertain: estimates oscillate between 1750 (Bishop Iosif Naniescu) and 1780 (Ion Popescu-Pasărea). Makarios was a pupil of Constandin (Căldăruşani Monastery), affiliated with the teacher Şărban, the protopsaltis of Walachia. In 1817 he learned the New Method of neumatic notation (‘Reformed’ or ‘Chrysanthine’ notation - see Chrysanthos of Madyta*), within the school of Petros Efesios. In 1819, he became the head of the Music School of the Walachian...

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