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Sacred Music Library

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Displaying All Music with Keyword: Bishop Basil Essey
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Title & Description Keywords
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.

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

The response "Most Holy Theotokos, save us" in Tone 4, and the two responses: "Hail, O Bride..." and "Alleluia" in Tone 8, Key of C.  UPDATED 2/5/13.

Awed By Thy Beauty

Concluding Troparion for 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

Alleluias during Lent

These are the Alleluias sung during Lenten Orthros (Matins) in all 8 tones. (Updated 3-10-16)

Arise, O God

Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

Come ye take light/To thy Resurrection

The opening processional for the Paschal Rush/Midnight service.

God Is With Us

Sung at Great Compline

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Full Version

Music for the Full Version of the Canon, sung on the Fifth Thursday of Lent. Updated 4/9/11.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Music for Monday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Music for Thursday of the first week of Lent. Corrected 3/10/14.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Music for Wednesday of the first week of Lent

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.).

Kontakion of Annunciation

This is the standard Kontakion of Annunciation, also sung during Great Lent at the Akathist service.

Raphael, Kontakion of

Feast Day is first Saturday of November

O Lord of Hosts

Sung at Great Compline

Lord Have Mercy for Ordinations

Music sung as the bishop prays over the head of the candidate being ordained

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

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

Post-Gospel Hymns for the Triodion

The three hymns beginning with 'Open to me the doors of repentance'.  UPDATED!  The third hymn was missing words, "wretch that I am."  They are now included, in both the traditional and easier melodies.  Updated 2/17/13

Pre-Communion Psalms

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

Psalm of Thanksgiving

This compilation of psalm verses may be sung either during communion or after the Divine Liturgy.

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.

Troparion of the Akathist Hymn (Service)

Troparion sung on the 5th Friday of Great Lent - "With mystic apprehension"

Troparion of Theophany (Epiphany)

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

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion of

His Feast Day is November 13th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.

Raphael, Troparion of

Feast Day is first Saturday of November

Troparion of 5th Saturday of Lent

Sung on the 5th Saturday of Great Lent, as well as at the Akathist on the 5th Friday only.