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Sacred Music Library

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Title & Description Keywords
A
A Good Word [Listen]

Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung as the Polyeleos for Marian feasts.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

As Many As Have Been Baptized

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in D-minor

As Many As Have Been Baptized

This chant version is in both Arabic and English, for use together or each on its own.  Updated 1/5/17.

D
Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing

by Richard Toensing

G
God is the Lord-Tone 1/First Mode [Listen]

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

Great Doxology - Tone 1

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

H
Hymn to the Theotokos

Harmonized by John Warren - Convention Music-17C

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, chant

Nativity of our Lord (A), chant version

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, choral [Listen]

Nativity of our Lord (B), choral version

K
Nativity of Christ - 1st Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from November 21 to December 24.

Nativity of Christ - 1st Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are to be sung in preparation of the Nativity of Christ from November 21 to December 24.

Nativity of Christ - 2nd Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26-31.

Nativity of Christ - 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26-31.

Nativity of Christ, Katabasiae

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon, which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself. Updated 11/21/16.

Meat Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Meat Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

Feast day is February 2nd

L
Lazarus Saturday Communion Hymn

A slightly different arrangement

Little Paraklesis

The musical score for the service of Little Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.

M
Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, All Modes

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", all tones/modes.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 1/First Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 1/First Mode.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 01, Tone 1

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the First Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 1

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 1

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 1

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

P
Polyeleos-Psalm 134

This is the 1st Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord. 23 October. Prosomoia to "Thou art the joy".

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises, the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 21, prosomoia to "Thou art the joy", Tone 1/First Mode.

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises, Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 20, prosomoia to "Thou art the joy", Tone 1/First Mode.

Praises for St. Nicholas

These are the verses on the Praises for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 1/First Mode.

Pre-Communion Psalms

These 3 Psalms (22, 23, & 115 LXX) may be sung before or during Communion.

Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

From Vespers

R
Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 1 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 1/First Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 1 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 1/First Mode.

T
Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomoion of "While Gabriel was saying".

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 1/First Mode.

Troparion of the Circumcision of our Lord

Feast day is January 1st

Troparion of the Cross

This is written in Western and Byzantine notation, for the Feast of the Cross.

Troparion of the Dormition

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd

Troparion of the Dormition

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd

Troparion of the Elevation of the Cross

Feast day is September 14th; Convention music-6.9

Troparion of the Elevation of the Cross

Sung on September 14th and the Third Sunday of Great Lent: Standard Archdiocese Version

Troparion of Theophany (Epiphany)

Feast day is January 6th, sung from January 6th - 14th

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 1

Convention music-6.1

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

Feast Day is January 1st, Tone 1/First Mode.

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of the Cross

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent [Listen]

Sunday of the Cross

V
Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 21, prosomoia to "O strange wonder", Tone 1/First Mode.

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 20, prosomoia to "Thou art the joy", Tone 1/First Mode.

Saint Anastasios the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomoia of "O all-lauded martyrs".

Saint Timothy the Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Saint Timothy the Apostle (January 22), Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomoia of "O all-lauded martyrs".

Vesperal Stichera for St. Xenia of Rome & St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

These are the two sets of 3 stichera each for St. Xenia of Rome and St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, sung on January 24th.

Vespers, Kazan - Fast Final Glory in Assorted Tones

Fast Final Glory in various Byzantine tones, from Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - O Lord I have cried with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 1

"O Lord I have cried" (Kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 1

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 1

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at O Lord I have cried, Tone 1

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord I have cried", Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 1

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Slow Final Glory in Various Tones

Slow (Sticheraric) Final Glory in the various tones, from the Kazan Vespers book, adapted. Updated 1/14/17.

Vespers, Kazan - Weekday Prokeimena

Prokeimena for weekday Vespers.