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Joannes CUCUZELES

46. CUCUZELES (Κουκουζέλης or Κουκουζέλη), a Greek musical composer of the later Byzantine period. Fabricius says he was a bishop of Euchaita or Euchaitae [see No. 58]; but we do not know the authority for this assertion. and doubt its correctness. Various MSS. of his musical compositions are extant, in some of which he is designated simply μαίδτωρ, magister, in others that designation is prefixed to his name. Part of one of his pieces is given in an engraved plate to Martin Gerbert's work De Cantu et Musica Sacra, vol. i. p. 587 ; and there is a notice of him ill vol. ii. p. 7, of the sale work. Joannes Cucuzeles is to be distinguished from Joasaph Cucuzeles, another Greek musical composer, of less reputation apparently, than Joannes. (Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. iii. p. 653; Gerbert, l.c.

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