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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.). If it is a Group heading, click on the title of the Group, for example, "Annunciation to the Theotokos," and then all the hymns in that group will unfold under the title.  Then click on the title of the hymn you wish to see or download.

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Displaying All Music with Keyword: Dr. Frederick Karam
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Title & Description Keywords
Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion) [Listen]

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) of the Feast of Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25, Tone/Mode 4; Audio mp3 available.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

Sung on Holy Thursday morning Vesperal Liturgy: Receive me today...

Peoples Communion Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-24A

Divine Liturgy - Major setting

This is Dr. Karam's major setting for the Liturgy. Updated 1/13/14.

Divine Liturgy - Minor setting

This is Prof. Karam's minor setting of the Divine Liturgy.

All creation rejoices in thee

Sung as the Megalynarion in place of "It is truly meet..." for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Come ye people, let us honor . . . ."

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - choral

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast. Choral version.

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

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).

Annunciation, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

See music for different ways to sing this Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, sung December 25-31.

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Kontakion, choral version, sung from November 26 - December 24

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24.  Updated 1/21/17.

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

Feast day is February 2nd

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (choral)

Convention music-9A

Paralytic Series

Sunday of the Paralytic, 3rd Sunday after Pascha: Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos

Dormition, Apolytikion (Troparion)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (choral)

Feast day is September 14th; Convention music-6.9.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

John of Damascus, Troparion of

Feast day is December 4th

Stephen of Palestine, Troparion of

This is the Venerable Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery of Palestine. Feast day is October 28th.

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of Gregory Palamas, 2nd Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."  (Updated 2/23/17 - further update pending...")

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent [Listen]

Sunday of Gregory Palamas

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, as well as on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th, and the Feast of the Procession of the Cross, August 1st; Tone/Mode 1.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  The translation is slightly different that previous versions.  Updated 2/23/17.

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

Sunday of the Cross

Troparion of the 4th Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of John Climacus of the Divine Ladder

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Mary of Egypt, sung on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent and on her Feast Day of April 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.