Sacred Music Library


The Department of Sacred Music is pleased to offer free of charge to you the Liturgical Music PDF Library. For any comments or suggestions, please contact us.

When you look at music on the web site, and wish to download it to replace something else, please look at the footer of the page to see the revision number (Rev. 1, e.g.) or the date to make sure that it is the latest one out there, or at least later than the one you currently have.

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
     1) scroll down (or click on the letter of the section you'd like) and find it alphabetically; and click on the Title or the Group Heading, or
     2) type a few words of the Title or beginning words of the hymn in the Search Box and click Apply, or
     3) click on one of the Keywords in the table shown below.
If you search for a hymn, or click on one of the Keywords in the table, only hymns associated with that Search or Keyword will display. To go back to the full listing, click on the link "Show All Files." If you cannot find a particular hymn, please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Displaying All Music with Keyword: Byzantine Tone 2
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Title & Description Keywords
A
Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention music-4B

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2B

B
Before Thy Cross

Replaces the Trisagion for Elevation of the Cross & Third Sunday of Great Lent

Before Thy Cross

Sung on September 14th and the Third Sunday of Great Lent

E
Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7B

Entrance Hymn - Hierarchical

Convention music-7C

G
Gladsome Light - Byzantine

Convention music-42B: Standard Archdiocese Version

Great Doxology - Tone 2

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

H
It Is Truly Meet

This arrangement of 'It is truly meet' was chanted by the Archangel Gabriel when he first revealed this hymn
near Karyes on the Holy Mountain in the year 982. 'Greater in honor' was composed by St. Ephrem the Syrian (4th c.).

K
Kontakion of Lazarus Saturday

Saturday before Palm Sunday

Kontakion of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Kontakion sung from August 15-23

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion of

Original Special Melody - Seeking things on high; Feast Day is September 1st

Kontakion - Usual Sundays

Convention music-9A

L
Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

M
Many Years

For a Priest and for a Bishop

P
Phimi for Metropolitan JOSEPH

This Phimi is to be sung only with Metropolitan JOSEPH, at the end of the Hierarchical "Holy God."

Preserve O Lord

Ton Dhespotin, Convention music-30A

Preserve, O Lord

Beginning of Liturgy - Convention music 00-d

R
Reception of a Bishop

This is the Heirmos of the 9th Ode of Palm Sunday, and is to be sung as the bishop is entering into the church, after the litany is done in the back of the church.  Rubrics are listed.

T
Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11A)

Greek version

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11B)

English version

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Cross

Troparion sung on the eve of the Feast of the Cross, September 13th

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 2

Convention music-6.2

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is August 29th.  Updated 5/9/14.

Joachim & Anna, the Ancestors of God, Troparion of

Sung on September 9th

Joel, Troparion of the Prophet

Feast day is October 19th

John the Theologian/Divine/Apostle/Evangelist, Troparion of

This troparion is sung on May 8th and September 26th.

John the Theologian/Divine/Apostle/Evangelist, Troparion of

This troparion is sung on May 8th and September 26th.

Prophets, Troparion of

Most of the Prophets are included here with the different settings for each of their names.

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Great Lent

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Great Lent

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Great Lent [Listen]

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

W
We Have Seen The True Light

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

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Recent Sacred Music Library Updates

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Divine Liturgy.

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

  • 11/27/14

    This hymn is usually said by the bishop during Vespers, but may be sung, if desired.

  • 11/27/14

    The Beatitudes is sung in the Slavic tradition during the Little Entrance.

  • 11/27/14

    This hymn is sung during the Paschal season, instead of It It Truly Meet.

  • 11/27/14

    This hymn may be sung during the Paschal season, after any of the services, as a paraliturgical hymn.  NOTE: The Andante section in the MIDI does not reflect that it should slow down at that point.

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Paschal season instead of It Is Truly Meet.

  • 11/27/14

    This troparion is sung in the beginning of the Paraklesis service; also known as "To God's Birthgiver let us run now most earnestly..."