The Prophet David
Doxologies
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
St. Basil's Divine Liturgy
Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
St. James' Liturgy
Vespers
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Mysteries
Menaion (Feast Days)
Triodion and Pentecostarion

The music for this page is still being composed. Hymns highlighted in blue should be ready in the fall of 2013. Hymns that are not highlighted are ready now.

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Select the type of Notation you prefer:
 
 

First Mode

 Second Mode
   God is the Lord
   Apolytikion & Theotokion
   Kathismata
   Hymns of Ascent (Anabathmoi)
   More honourable (Timiotera)

   Let Every Breath

   Verses of Psalms 148 & 149

   Slow Praises (sticheraric)

   Brief Praises (heirmologic)

 
 
Third Mode
 
 
Fourth Mode
 
 
Plagal First Mode
 
 
Plagal Second Mode
 
 
Grave Mode
 
 
Plagal Fourth Mode
    SPECIAL DAYS

To download all Orthros hymns in second 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 MIDI file, which can be played by your computer's media player. All these MIDI files are very small (less than 10 Kb). Bear in mind that a computer plays these files using an equal-tempered scale, which does not always correspond precisely to the actual pitches of Byzantine scales.

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.


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Introduction



Prologue by Gregorios Stathis

Concerning Adaptation

Byzantine vs. Western Notation


About the Translation

The History of Byzantine Chant


Writing Byzantine Music


Epilogue by
  Photios Kontoglou


The Intervals of the Soft Chromatic Modal Genre

The Intonations of the Eight Modes

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Acknowledgements

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