Ref. Code : 008-082

Qambel Māran

Syriac Chants from South India

The first commercial CD of chants from the liturgy of the Syro Malabar Church

2002 First Edition



2013 Indian Edition


CMSI Ref. No. CMSI-AL-SC-001
Title Qambel Māran | Syriac Chants from South India
Category Music Sound Recording
1 Sound Disc (Compact Disc) ; digital ; 4 3/4 in.
16-page booklet in English with map, 7 photographs, and bibliography.
Research, recording and liner notes Joseph J. Palackal
Publication PAN Records (Netherlands). (PAN 2085)
First Edition: 2002 Album Photos (Front Cover, Back Cover and CD)
Reprint: 2009

Indian Edition: LRC-No. 22 (July 2013)
Published by Liturgical Research Centre (LRC) of the Syro-Malabar Church
Fr. Peter Kannampuzha, Director
Mount St. Thomas, P.B. No. 3110
Kakkanad P.O., Kochi 682 030 ookl
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Item Description Chants in Syriac (Aramaic) from the Chaldean liturgy of the Syro-Malabar Church of the St. Thomas Christians. Includes chants from the liturgy of the Hours, Raza, funeral services, Syriac translation of Latin chants by St.Thomas Aquinas, and chants for special occasions such as wedding and celebration of the feast of the Blessed Virgin and saints.

Performers include Fr.Abel Periyappuram, C.M.I. (1920-2001), Fr. Probus Perumalil, C.M.I., et al.
Recorded in Kerala, South India, in 1999 and 2000.
Recorded and annotated by Joseph J. Palackal.
Total time 66:00

Total Tracks - 29

Tracks 1, 4, 5, 9, 10-14, 18, 20-22, 24, 25, 29 recorded at the chapel of St.Joseph's Monastery, Mannanam, Kerala, India, on August 27, 1999 with a Philips cassette recording deck connected to an Ahuja Studio Master Mixer and six Ahuja (SM 580) microphones. The other chants were recorded at a moderately equipped recording studio of the Christian Arts and Communication (CAC), Ernakulam, India, on August 23, 2000.

Additional Details Liner notes and photography - Joseph J. Palackal
Digital editing - Martin Joseph at Martin's Digital in Queens, New York
Digital mastering - Joop Wesselius
Editing and design - Rein Spoorman
Executive producer - Bernard Kleikamp
Chant Text English transliteration and translation of the Syriac text
Library Catalogs OCLC World Cat : 3A729541980

Library of Congress Catalog : 2011620173
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Harvard University Library Hollis Catalog : 009890363

British Library Catalog : 1CD0223680

New York Public Library Catalog : 16186674052