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.

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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.). To SEARCH for a particular hymn, you may either
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Title & Description Keywords
A
All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

B
Byzantine Guide to the Tones

An introductory help and guide to the scales of each tone for Byzantine Chant

C
Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13H.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

D
Dismissal (from Vespers)

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

H
Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

Sung as the Doxastikon of the Aposticha for Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins. UPDATED and corrected 7/31/13!

K
Kontakion of Lazarus Saturday

Saturday before Palm Sunday

Kontakion of the Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Kontakion of the Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten Season

Kontakion of the Circumcision of our Lord

Kontakion sung on January 1

Kontakion of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Kontakion sung from August 15-23

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 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 Theophany

Kontakion sung from January 2-5

Kontakion of Theophany (Epiphany)

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

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion of the

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text from Nassar, and music from St. Gregory Palamas Monastery

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion of the

Kontakion sung on August 31-when it falls on a Sunday

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion of

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

Kontakion of Mid-Pentecost

Kontakion sung on Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost

O
Original Melody - Be Quick To Anticipate

Special Melody from 2nd Orthros Kathisma-Wednesday-T4

Original Melody - Joseph was amazed

Special Melody from 1st Orthros Kathisma-Sunday-T4

P
Pentecost Orthros Prokeimenon

Sung before the Orthros Gospel

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

T
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

Troparion of Mid-Pentecost

Troparion sung from the 4th - 5th Wednesday after Pascha

Troparion of the Ascension

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

Troparion of the Circumcision of our Lord

Feast day is January 1st

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 Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist)

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th

Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Hard Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of Theophany

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Hard chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Troparion sung on August 14th

Troparion of the Prefeast of Theophany

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

Demetrius, Troparion of

Feast day is October 26 (Original Special Melody)

Hilarion the Great, Troparion of

"The barren wilderness ..."  Feast Day is October 21st

Joachim & Anna, the Ancestors of God, Troparion of

Sung on September 9th

John of Damascus, Troparion of

Feast day is December 4th

John the Hut-Dweller, Troparion of

Feast day is January 15th

Nicholas, Troparion of

Feast day is December 6th - choral version

Peter & Paul, Troparion of

Feast day is June 29th; sung also on the 30th

Peter and Paul, Troparion of

Feast day is June 29th; sung also on the 30th; Convention music-8C

Stephen of Palestine, Troparion of

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

Third Finding of the Head of the Forerunner, Troparion of the

Feast day is May 25th

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Great Lent

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of Gregory Palamas

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

Sunday of Gregory Palamas

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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..."