Musicologist-medievalist, PhD in Arts, Senior Researcher at the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran, a member of Verein zur Erforschung der Monodie (Austria). She has published the study The Armash Monastery Musical Traditions (in the book: The Armash Seminary, Yerevan, 1998, part 2). She has presented papers at a number of local and international conferences. A. Musheghyan defended a dissertation thesis on Hambardzum Cherchyan and the Armash Monastery Musical Traditions at the Institute of Arts of the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. Her research covers different aspects of the history and theory of Armenian sacred chant.
SACRED TAŁS TRANSCRIBED BY KOMITAS
Important part of Komitas Vardapet’s heritage are his records of the samples of spiritual music, which, in essence, constitute a unique anthology from the beginning of their formation to the late Middle Ages.
Of great value are the transcriptions of tałs, including the works of famous writers, such as St. Grigor Narekatsi, St. Nerses Shnorhali, Grigor III Pahlavuni, Mkhitar Ayrivanetsi, Hovhannes Erznkatsi Plouz, Arakel Syunetsi and others, as well as those of unknown writers. Most of these records have been studied, but there are also tałs that have not yet been studied. The present study discusses to which author or period they belong, the peculiarities of their musical component, their connection with other similar transcriptions and other issues.