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

To view (and print) a hymn, click the word "view" next to the hymn you want.
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To hear a computer-generated sound file of a hymn, click the word "hear" next to the hymn you want.

Select the type of Notation you prefer:

First Mode

Second Mode
Third Mode
Fourth Mode
Plagal First Mode
Plagal Second Mode

 Grave Mode
   Lord I Have Cried
   Verses (Psalms 140, 141, and 129)
   Glory... Both Now...

   Dogmatic Theotokion

   Dogmatic Theotokion (Diatonic)


   Aposticha Theotokion

   Aposticha Theotokion (Diatonic)

   Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn)

   Lord I Have Cried (brief)

   Stichera & Dogmaticon (brief)

   Aposticha (brief)

Plagal Fourth Mode

To download all vesper hymns in grave mode click here (51 pages, 1.7 Mb)

To download all music for Vespers, click here (613 pages, 40 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 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. 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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