Peter Lampadarius ( Greek Πέτρος Λαμπαδάριος ; circa 1730 - 1777 , Constantinople ) - Greek composer . He is credited with introducing Turkish-Arabic musical elements into Greek music.
|Birth name||Πέτρος Λαμπαδάριος|
|Date of Birth||1730|
|Place of Birth|
|Date of death||1777|
|Place of death||Constantinople|
He was educated in the monastic community of Smyrna . In 1764 he studied in Constantinople, and served in the Great Church of Constantinople as a second domestikos . Between 1769 and 1773 he became Lampadarios (leader of the left choir). In 1776 he founded the music school of the Patriarchate.
His fame as a teacher and composer is based on his interpretation of irmologion , short, simple stichera , and also an anthology for the Divine Liturgy and main chants (Interpretation of the textbook of Kukuzel )
He also contributed not only to Christian, but also to Armenian and Turkish sacred music. In the New Mosque of Istanbul, he performed the morning prayer for a new motive, in connection with which he was captured and brought before a religious court. The judges considered him insane and placed him in a hospital. After a while, he was considered healthy and released  .
- Church singing in Istanbul (Greek)
- Lampadarius, Peter // Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary : in 86 volumes (82 volumes and 4 additional). - SPb. , 1890-1907.