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Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
St. Basil's Divine Liturgy
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Most of the music in this page is ready. Hymns highlighted in red might be ready by the end of 2011.

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Select the type of Notation you prefer:
    First Mode
    Second Mode
    Third Mode
    Fourth Mode
Plagal First Mode
Plagal Second Mode
Grave Mode
Plagal Fourth Mode




 Megalynaria of the Midnight Service for Sundays

    Second Mode



 The 11 Exapostilaria (Eothina)

     Second Mode

 Matinal Doxastica for Sunday
     First Eothinon
     Second Eothinon
     Third Eothinon
     Fourth Eothinon
     Fifth Eothinon
     Sixth Eothinon
     Seventh Eothinon
     Eighth Eothinon
     Ninth Eothinon
     Tenth Eothinon
     Eleventh Eothinon

 God is the Lord

     Sticheraric (long) versions


Psalm 134 (Douloi Kyrion)
          Plagal First Mode, by Petros
          First Mode (brief), Athonite melody

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     Psalm 135 (Exomologisthe)

          Triple meter, Athonite melody

          First Mode (brief), Athonite melody

          Three Modes (brief), Athonite

     Psalm 136 (Epi ton potamon)

          Third Mode, by Hourmouzios



     Psalm 44 (Logon Agathon)
Plagal Fourth Mode, by Phokaeus






     Triadika (Glory... Both now... )
          First Mode, by Hieromonk Gregory
          Plagal First Mode, by Petros

          Plagal Fourth Mode, by Phokaeus

          First Mode (brief), Athonite melody

 Evlogetaria (Blessed art Thou)

     Brief version for Sundays

     Long version for Holy Saturday

 From my Youth

     Fourth Mode, long version

     Fourth Mode, brief version

 Let Every Breath (before the Gospel)

     Second Mode

 Psalm 50

     Second Mode

        Glory... Both now...

     Grave Mode

        Glory... Both now...

     Plagal Fourth Mode (for Lent)

        Glory... Both now... (for Lent)

 Let Every Breath (Psalm 148:1-2)

     First Mode, very long version

 Sunday Theotokion before the Doxology

     All Eight Modes

 Asmatikon of the Cross

     Fourth Mode (Agia)

 Hierarchal Service

     Eis Polla Eti

     Ton Despotin

     Anothen oi Prophetai

 Responses (Lord Have Mercy)

     for Great Litany, Plagal Fourth Mode

     for Great Litany, Plagal First Mode

     "Pathetic" First Mode, by Pringos

To download all Orthros hymns of special days click here (000 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.



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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