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Key to Color Coding:
+ Days highlighted in green are major feast days. Their apolytikia and kontakia are ready now. Music for the other troparia (doxastica, idiomela, etc.) on these days might be ready by February of 2009.
+ Days highlighted in blue are minor feast days. Their apolytikia are ready now. Music for the rest of the troparia on these days should be ready in 2010.
+ Days not highlighted are minor days without doxastica. Their apolytikia are ready now.
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The translation used for these Menaion hymns is copyrighted by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Brookline and is used with their permission. We chose their translation because many people throughout the world hold their liturgical translations in high regard due to their precision, meter, and elegance. While the music is copyright St. Anthony’s Monastery, the texts are copyright Holy Transfiguration Monastery, and may not be further distributed or used in sound or print publications or otherwise without the prior written permission of Holy Transfiguration Monastery.
Prologue by Gregorios Stathis
About the Translation
The History of
Byzantine vs. Western Notation
The Intervals of the Soft Chromatic Modal Genre
The Intonations of the