St. John Damascene
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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Grave Mode
 
 
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 SPECIAL DAYS
 I Shall Go Into Thy House

 Anoixantaria (end of Psalm 103)
     by Phokaeus (standard version)
     by Raidestenos (elaborate version)

     by St. John Koukouzeles (very long)

 Elaborate Finale for Anoixantaria

     Ancient melody

 Blessed is the Man (Psalms 1-3)

     by Manuel the Protopsaltis (long)

     by Hieromonk Gregory (brief)

 Lord I Have Cried (very long versions)

     First Mode, by Iakovos the Protopsaltis

     Plagal Second Mode, by Iakovos

 Verses (Psalms 140, 141, and 129)

     First Mode (triple meter)

     Plagal Second Mode (triple meter)

 O Joyous Light

     by John Sakellarides

     Ancient Melody (abbreviated)

 Prokeimena

     for Weekdays

     for Lent

     for Bright Week and Feast Days

 Rich Men Have Turned Poor

     Heirmologic (brief) versions

     Sticheraric (long) versions

 O Theotokos and Virgin

     Eight-Mode Version, by Georgiadis

     Plagal First Mode, Ancient Melody

     Plagal First Mode, by Hierotheos

 Responses (Lord Have Mercy)

     for Great Litany, Plagal Fourth Mode

     for Great Litany, Plagal First Mode

     for the Liti, Plagal First Mode, Athonite

     "Pathetic" First Mode, by Pringos

 Responses (Grant this, O Lord)

     Plagal Fourth Mode

     Plagal First Mode

To download all vesper hymns of special days click here (152 pages, 6.7 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.



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Introduction



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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