Sacred Music Library


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Title & Description Keywords
A
A Good Word [Listen]

Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung at feasts of the All-holy Theotokos.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn - Service

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn - Service

Kontakion of the Annunciation [Listen]

Kontakion sung on March 25th, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service) - "To Thee The Champion Leader": Standard Archdiocese Version

Kontakion of the Annunciation-Arabic

This version has the English transliteration to sing this in Arabic. Sung also at the Akathist service. Updated 3/9/09 with ison.

Annunciation Series [Listen]

Divine Liturgy music for March 25th, which includes choral arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Click on "Listen" to hear the Troparion of the Annunciation being sung by the choir of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Tuscon, AZ.  Series UPDATED on 5/21/13.

Ascension Series

Divine Liturgy music for Ascension, the 40th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn

B
Before Thy Cross

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

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.

E
Elevation of the Cross Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 14th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn. CORRECTED 9/15/08

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Series

Divine Liturgy music for November 21st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Epiphany of our Lord (Baptism of Christ)

Feast Day is January 6th.  Also under "Theophany of our Lord Series."

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 [Listen]

Nativity of our Lord (B)

Hymn to the Theotokos

For the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st

K
Katabasiae for the Cross

These Katabasiae are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn.

Kontakion of Annunciation - Arabic

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn.

Kontakion of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Kontakion sung from August 15-23

Kontakion of the Elevation of the Cross

Kontakion sung from September 14-21 (Original Special Melody)

Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Kontakion sung from November 9-25 (This Feast is also known as The Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple)

Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Kontakion sung on September 7

Kontakion of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple

Feast day is February 2nd

Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

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

Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Kontakion sung from August 24-September 12

Kontakion of the Prefeast of the Annunciation

Kontakion sung on March 24

Kontakion of the Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Kontakion sung on August 14

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

Kontakion of the Prefeast of Theophany

Kontakion sung from January 2-5

Kontakion of Theophany (Epiphany)

Kontakion sung from January 6-14 (Original Special Melody)

L
Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday Series

Divine Liturgy music for the above, with chant and choral settings for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, & Communion Hymns

Lord, have mercy (40 times)

Sung at the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th

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.

Nativity of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 8th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn

P
Pentecost Series

Divine Liturgy music for Pentecost, the 50th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion (Standard Arch. Vrsn), Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 6/17/13.

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.

S
Ss. Peter & Paul-Orthros

ORTHROS music for the Feast, sung on the day of June 29th. Updated 6/29/2014

Ss. Peter & Paul-Vespers

VESPERS music for the Feast, sung on the evening of June 28th.

T
Theophany of our Lord Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

Transfiguration Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Troparion - Prefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos

Troparion sung on November 20

Troparion of Pascha

This is the standard Troparion of Pascha, in English, Arabic, and Greek.

Troparion of Pentecost

50 days after Pascha: Standard Archdiocese Version

Troparion of the Ascension

Troparion sung from Ascension until the Friday before Pentecost.  Updated 6/13/13

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 Dormition of the Theotokos

Feast day is August 15th

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 the Forefeast of the Cross

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

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Troparion sung on September 7th

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 Paramon of Theophany

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Hard chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany)

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Troparion sung on August 14th

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.

Troparion of the Prefeast of Theophany

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Hard chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany)

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of Theophany (Epiphany)

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

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Sung on August 5th

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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..."