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The music listed below is in alphabetical order according to either Title, or Season (for all the Feast Day Series), or is grouped according to type of hymns (such as Antiphons, or Communion Hymns, etc.). To SEARCH for a particular hymn, you may either
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Displaying All Music with Keyword: December
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Title & Description Keywords
A
As Many As Have Been Baptized

Arabic Chant version

C
Canon of the Nativity of Christ

This double Canon of the Nativity has both sets of Katabasiae. Sing the first set from Nov. 21 - Dec. 24. On Christmas, sing them both, as written here. Sing the second set from Dec. 26 - 31. Updated 6/21/13.

All the Universe Rejoices - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

Carols of the Nativity

Christmas Carols

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

Christmas Carols

Heaven and Earth - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

Hymn to St. Nicholas - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of F, updated 11/23/13.

Hymn to St. Nicholas - Christmas Carol, 2-part [Listen]

2-part harmony, in the key of F, updated 11/23/13.

There is joy in Bethlehem - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

There was great rejoicing - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of A-flat, updated 11/23/13.

E
Exaposeilarion of the Nativity of Christ

This is sung during Matins (Orthros) of the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

H
Hymn to the Theotokos

Nativity of our Lord (A)

Hymn to the Theotokos

Nativity of our Lord (B)

K
Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

See music for different ways to sing this Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

Kontakion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Kontakion sung from November 26 - December 24

Kontakion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion of the

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text from Nassar, and music from St. Gregory Palamas Monastery

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion of the

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text and music from Holy Transfiguration Monastery

N
Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

Divine Liturgy music for December 25th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Post Feast Series

The Kontakion of the Feast (sung Dec. 25-31); the Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos for the Synaxis (Dec. 26), & the Troparion of the Sunday after the Nativity (Dec. 25-31)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Pre Feast Series

The Kontakion and the Troparia of the Prefeast and Paramon of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, November 26th - December 24th.  Music has been updated Nov. 30th.

P
Carols of the Nativity - Set 1

These paraliturgical hymns may be sung at concerts or after services are concluded.

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

These paraliturgical hymns may be sung at concerts or after services are concluded.

O What Wonderful Glad Tidings

Traditional Romanian Nativity Carol

S
Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

This is the Vesper service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

This is the Vesper service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

T
Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Hard Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Soft Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".  Hard Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".   Soft Chromatic version.

Ignatius of Antioch, Troparion of

Feast day is December 20th

John of Damascus, Troparion of

Feast day is December 4th

Nicholas, Troparion of

Feast day is December 6th - choral version

Nicholas, Troparion of

This is a chant melody, sung on December 6th, the Feast of St. Nicholas

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