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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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Displaying All Music with Keyword: August
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Title & Description Keywords
B
Before Thy Cross

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

D
Dormition Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 15th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

E
Dormition of the Theotokos - Feast & After-Feast, Exaposteilaria

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows.

K
Cross, Katabasiae

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from August 15-23

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from August 24-September 12

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on August 14.  Updated 1/21/17.

Transfiguration (chant), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord (6 August).

Transfiguration (choral), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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

M
Menaion - 08 August

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

P
Praises for the Dormition of the Theotokos

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week.

T
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 Hymn.  The Communion Hymn was updated 7/17/15.

Updated with new Apolytikion and Kontakion 3 August 2016.

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

This Troparion (Apolytikion) is for the Feast of the Exaltaion of the Cross, and is written in Western and Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration, Troparion (chant)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).

Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).

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 Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Sung on August 5th

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Troparion sung on August 14th

Adrian & Natalie, Troparion of

Sung on August 26th

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is August 29th.  Updated 5/9/14.

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and also on August 16 for the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin), Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

Troparion of the Deposition of the Precious Sash of the Theotokos

Feast day is August 31st

Troparion of the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin)

This Apolytikion is sung on August 16 for this commemoration, as well as on the 1st Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

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