To view (and print) a hymn, click the word "view"
next to the hymn you want.
To download all Orthros hymns in first mode click here (00 pages, 00 Mb)
To download all music for Orthros, click here (000 pages, 00 Mb)
Note: Clicking a "Hear" link will open a playable Finale file. In order to hear the music with Finale NotePad, you need to click on the green triangle button in its toolbar. You may need to increase the volume settings on your computer, since the playback volume of Finale files is rather low. Even though these files may be printed, it is not suggested to do so, since the fonts and graphics will not appear as they should. Clicking a "View" link will open a PDF file, which is meant to be printed.
The size of Finale files varies between 70 and 110 Kb, whereas the PDF files vary between 130 and 800 Kb. Therefore, if your internet connection is slow, it is advisable to browse through the music by clicking the "Hear" links instead of the "View" links.
The translation used for these Orthros 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