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Title & Description Keywords
A
Apolytikia for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Apolytikia for the third Sunday of Paschaltide, the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women.

B
Byzantine Vespers Project

This is the music from the 1974 version of Kazan's Vespers. It has been typeset but NOT corrected in its barring and accenting, with ison added.

C
Come Let Us Worship

Convention music-40A

D
Dismissal (from Vespers)

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46A

Dismissal (from Vespers)

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46B

G
Gladsome Light

Based on Kievan Chant

Gladsome Light

Convention music-42A, with the OLD translation.  Too familiar to change.  Updated 7/24/13.

Gladsome Light

This version has the corrected translation. See note at the bottom of the music.

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in C-major

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in F-minor

Gladsome Light - Byzantine

Convention music-42B: Standard Archdiocese Version

L
Great Litany

Two versions, Convention music-41A

Litany (Grant this, O Lord)

Convention music-44A

Litany of Fervent Supplication

Convention music-43A

M
Menaion - 01 January

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 1/16/16.

Menaion - 02 February

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 03 March

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 04 April

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 05 May

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 06 June

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

N
National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

CAUTION: This is a 2.0 megabyte file, and may take a while to download at slow speeds.  UPDATED IN PDF FORMAT:  3/21/15.

P
First Antiphon of the Typics (Psalm 103)

Convention music-51

Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

From Vespers

R
Rejoice, O Virgin

This hymn is sung at the beginning of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Three-part music (SAB) in A-minor

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Four-part music in G-major

Rich men have turned poor

This hymn is sung at toward the end of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

S
St. Simeon's Prayer

Toensing

St. Simeon's Prayer [Listen]

Archangelsky, Convention music-45A

St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

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.)

V
Vesperal Stichera for August 16

These stichera are sung on August 16 for the Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), and the After-Feast of the Dormtion of the Theotokos

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cosmas and Damian

These stichera are sung at "Lord, I have cried" in Vespers on November 1st.

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cyrus & John (Jan 31)

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Vesperal Stichera for St. Nicholas

These are the stichera at Vespers for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

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.

Vesperal Stichera for Sunday before Theophany

These stichera are for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in C-major

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in F-minor

Vouchsafe, O Lord [Listen]

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