Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Department of Sacred Music is to provide leadership to the parishes of the Archdiocese, drawing from the talents of the faithful in order to serve in these ways: publishing music, organizing workshops and seminars, building strong ties of communication throughout the Archdiocese, supporting the work of mission parishes, and providing a positive influence towards the creation of new works of liturgical music for the glory of God and the Holy Orthodox Faith.
Our Department guides our parishes in all areas concerning liturgical music. We have much information here for you and we update these resources regularly. This Sacred Music webpage makes it easy to locate and download the necessary sheet music (in PDF format) for feasts and seasons of the Orthodox liturgical year. Visit this web page often for news and updates as the selection of files for download continues to expand.
CHOIR AND CHANTER APPRECIATION SUNDAY
This Sunday, December 14th
We encourage you to remember your choir members and chanters this Sunday, and honor them in your parish for all the hard work they do throughout the year. They are like the angels in heaven, singing the responses of our services, and leading the People in the worship and praise we offer to our God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
May He always bless them in their ministry,
and grant them many years!
Read the Metropolitan's Letter.
SACRED MUSIC INSTITUTE:
We are now preparing for next year's SMIs, both west and east coast.
SAVE THE DATES-
The West Coast SMI will be February 5-8,
and will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, Orinda, CA.
Plus, our 30th Anniversary SMI will be held July 8-12 at the Antiochian Village.
There will be quite a gala celebration, which you won't want to miss.
To start with, here are four videos
Emily Lowe: The Glory of Pascha
Mareena Boosamra Ball: Choral Formation
Fr. John Finley: Sacred Foods of Pascha
Bishop ANTHONY: Part 1 of his Lecture on Pascha
Bishop ANTHONY: Part 2 of his Lecture on Pascha
YMM Concert: Pascha music
Click here for the YouTube videos of the 2013 SMI lectures and concerts.
DO YOU NEED THE KAZAN MENAION?
As many of you may know, the Kazan Byzantine Menaion Project is out of print, and has been for some time. We have been working on proofing the computerized version, and we now have September, October, November, and December completed. If you are in need of this music, please email me, Christopher Holwey, by clicking on the email link on the right column of this website. We're still working out the specifics, but I'd like to know how many of you are in need of this. Thanks.
DID YOU KNOW ...
...that we have all the music you need for Ss. Peter and Paul? Go to www.antiochian.org/music/library, and scroll down to section S, for Ss. Peter and Paul.
Happy Feast of our blessed Antiochian Saints.
If you can't find something, please let us know by emailing Christopher Holwey (the link is in the right column).
If we can help you in any way, please let us know. The contact information is in the right column.