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date: 18 November 2019


  • Jonathan MCCollum


Small cymbal of Armenia. While instruments other than the organ are uncommon in the Armenian Apostolic Church, two tsntsgha are sometimes used during the singing of certain sharagan (hymns), such as ‘Glory to God on High’. Alternatively, a single tsntsgha may be struck with a felted mallet. Some bronze specimens found at Karmir Blur, Yerevan, date from the 7th century bce. They are similar to small modern cymbals....

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