To view (and print) a hymn, click the word "view" next to the hymn you want.
Key to Color Coding:
+ Days highlighted in green are days that have apolytikia, kontakia, idiomela, and doxastica. Their apolytikia and kontakia are ready now. Music for their doxastica and idiomela will be composed later.
+ Days highlighted in blue are days without their own apolytikia and kontakia. Music for the idiomela and doxastica on these days will be composed later.
To download all music for Pascha and the Pentecostarion, click here (58 pages, 12 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 Finale files are all about 70 Kb, whereas some of the PDF files can be as large as 2000 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 hymns of the Pentecostarion 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.
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