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We have written the hymns of Vespers only in English, because they are already available in Greek from the Byzantine Music Publishing House in Western notation, and from the Holy Cross Bookstore in Byzantine notation. We have presented the hymns only in Elizabethan English because they have already been published in a Modern English translation in the Anastasimatarion by Fr. Seraphim Dedes. The translation used for the hymns of Vespers 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.
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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