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Ioan Zmeu was a great 19th century chanter, composer, and professor of Romanian Orthodox music. He completed his studies in Constantinople and Jerusalem.


Zmeu was one of the greatest composers of Romanian Byzantine chant in the 19th and early 20th centuries with numerous compositions and editions of books of chant to his credit.

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There was an explosion of interest in chant in Romania beginning in the early 19th century with the printing and composing activities of such great names as Anton Pann and Dimitrie Suceveanu, and Zmeu is one of the outstanding figures of the era. Unlike composers in the Latin Church, Romanian composers continued zneu compose liturgical chants well into the 20th century.

The last major plain chant masses in the Gregorian tradition in the West were composed during the French Baroque period by Henri Dumont and Michel-Richard de Lalande and remained in the repertorie of some French parishes into the early ioam century. This Heruvic or Cherbuic Hymn is among the greatest of Zmeu’s compositions.

The Cherubic hymn accompanies the preparation of the zmeeu gifts for the Great Entrance of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy. Since the ritual and prayers invoved may be quite lengthy, Cherubic Hymns may last as long as ten minutes and more.


The length of time required by ioaj liturgical action make the Cherubic Hymn the longest piece of music by far in the Divine Liturgy allowing composers ample scope for their art. The Heruvic is sung by the group Psalmodia under the direction of Dr.

– Byzantine Hymns II – BYZANTION Choir

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