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

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Let my Prayer
   Plagal First Mode, Athonite melody
   Plagal First Mode, traditional melody
   Fourth Mode, by Nileus Kamarados
   Plagal Second Mode, traditional melody
   Grave Mode, traditional melody
   Plagal Second Mode, ancient melody (long version)

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Now the Hosts of the Heavens
   First Mode, by Theodore Phokaeus
   First Mode, abbreviated by Hieromonk Gregory
   Fourth Mode, by Chrysanthos Theodosopoulos
   Plagal Second Mode, by Peter the Peloponnesian
   Plagal Fourth Mode, by Theodore Phokaeus

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O Taste and See
   First Mode, by John Kladas
   First Mode, brief version by Hieromonk Gregory
   Fourth Mode, brief version by Hieromonk Gregory

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I Will Bless the Lord
   Plagal Fourth Mode, Athonite melody
   Plagal Second Mode, traditional melody

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Comments:

All hymns here in Byzantine notation are only in English. Hymns in Greek were not written out in Byzantine notation for this website since they are already available in published books of Byzantine music.

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Introduction



Prologue by Gregorios Stathis

Byzantine vs. Western Notation


Concerning Adaptation

Recordings on CD

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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