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Automelon (Greek: auto, "self" + melon, "melody"; Church Slavonic: samopodoben)—pl. automela—is a sticheron which has its own melody, and serves as a model for other stichera. [1] Some examples of automela are "O most marvellous wonder", and "O house of Ephratha."[2]


  1. Nikita Simmons, The Three Classes of Melodic Forms for Stichera - Idiomelon, 2002
  2. Some examples in Russian chant can be found here

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