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The music listed below is in alphabetical order according to either Title, or Season (for all the Feast Day Series), or is grouped according to type of hymns (such as Antiphons, or Communion Hymns, etc.). To SEARCH for a particular hymn, you may either
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Title & Description Keywords
A
A Good Word [Listen]

Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung at feasts of the All-holy Theotokos.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

Akathist Hymn (Service)Group of files
All creation rejoices in thee

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All Saints Series

Divine Liturgy music for All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, including the Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia and Communion Hymn

Alleluia

Sung in the key of G, for larger choirs.

Alleluias during Lent

These are the Alleluias sung during Lenten Orthros (Matins) in all 8 tones.

AnaphoraGroup of files
Annunciation Series [Listen]

Divine Liturgy music for March 25th, which includes choral arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Click on "Listen" to hear the Troparion of the Annunciation being sung by the choir of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Tuscon, AZ.  Series UPDATED on 5/21/13.

AntiphonsGroup of files
Arise, O God

Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

As Many As Have Been BaptizedGroup of files
Ascension Series

Divine Liturgy music for Ascension, the 40th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn

B
Baptism, Sacrament of

Chant and Choral music for the Sacrament of Baptism.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13.

Before CommunionGroup of files
Before Thy CrossGroup of files
Bless, O Lord, Thy Servants

Sung at weddings

Bless, O Lord, Thy Servants

Sung at weddings

Blessed Be the Name of the LordGroup of files
Byzantine Guide to the Tones

An introductory help and guide to the scales of each tone for Byzantine Chant

Byzantine Guide to the Tones: Mneumonic Verses

A singable guide to each tone in Byzantine chant, syllabic style only. (Not to be actually sung in church, though!)

Byzantine Tone Formulae

A comprehensive chart for understanding the 8 Byzantine Tones

C
Canon of the Nativity of Christ

This double Canon of the Nativity has both sets of Katabasiae. Sing the first set from Nov. 21 - Dec. 24. On Christmas, sing them both, as written here. Sing the second set from Dec. 26 - 31. Updated 6/21/13.

Carols of the NativityGroup of files
Cherubic HymnsGroup of files
Children's Music 1

This is the first set of Children's music for our youngest children, ages Pre-school to 6 years old.

Children's Music 2

This is the second set of Children's music, for ages 7-12 years old.

Christ is RisenGroup of files
Circumcision of our Lord & St. Basil Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 1st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Update 6/17/13.

Come Let Us Worship

Convention music-40A

Communion HymnsGroup of files
Communion Hymns for the Year

25 communion hymns for all occasions throughout the liturgical year

D
DismissalsGroup of files
Divine Liturgy - 2-part

This music is for smaller or mission choirs, having only a melody and an ison (bass note), in the key of C-major.

Divine Liturgy - 3-part

Three-part music for smaller choirs, in the key of F.

Divine Liturgy - 4-part

This music is in 4-part harmony, in the key of D, by Richard Toensing.  Updated: 1/27/13.

Divine Liturgy - English version of the Arabic

The Divine Liturgy by Professor Michael Hilko, sung by many of our choirs in the 1950s and 1960s, is now available in English.

Divine Liturgy - Major setting

This is Dr. Karam's major setting for the Liturgy. Updated 1/13/14.

Divine Liturgy - Minor setting

This is Prof. Karam's minor setting of the Divine Liturgy.

Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing

by Richard Toensing

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Tone 3 by Fr. John FinleyGroup of files
Dormition Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 15th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

E
Elevation of the Cross Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 14th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn. CORRECTED 9/15/08

Entrance HymnsGroup of files
Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Series

Divine Liturgy music for November 21st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Epiphany of our Lord (Baptism of Christ)

Feast Day is January 6th.  Also under "Theophany of our Lord Series."

Exaposeilarion of the Nativity of Christ

This is sung during Matins (Orthros) of the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

F
Funeral Service

Chant version of the Funeral Service

Funeral Service

Choral version of the Funeral Service

G
Gladsome LightGroup of files
God Is With Us

Sung at Great Compline

Gospel ResponsesGroup of files
Great & Holy Friday Matins

These are Prof. Hilko's arrangements of the Orthros Service sung on Thursday evening, in anticipation of Holy Friday, using Russian Tones. UPDATED 6/4/13!

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Full Version

Music for the Full Version of the Canon, sung on the Fifth Thursday of Lent. Updated 4/9/11.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Music for Monday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Music for Thursday of the first week of Lent. Corrected 3/10/14.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Music for Wednesday of the first week of Lent

Great DoxologiesGroup of files
H
Holy Unction Service

Music for the Sacrament of Holy Unction - sung on Holy Wednesday evening and other times for healing.  UPDATED: May, 2011!

Holy Week Series

Selected pieces for Holy Week.

Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

Sung as the Doxastikon of the Aposticha for Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins. UPDATED and corrected 7/31/13!

Hymn to the Theotokos - Byzantine neumes

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  This version is in the Byzantine notation.

Hymns to the TheotokosGroup of files
I
I Leave You My Peace

May be sung as a recessional hymn.

Is Polla Eti Dhespota

Many years, master; Convention music-52

K
Katabasiae for the Cross

These Katabasiae are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)Group of files
Kontakia of Feasts & ForefeastsGroup of files
Kontakia of SaintsGroup of files
Kontakion - Usual Sundays

Convention music-9A

Kontakion of Mid-Pentecost

Kontakion sung on Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost

L
Lamentations-Stasis 1, 2, & 3

These are the Lamentations that are sung on Holy Friday evening, during Orthros of Holy Saturday

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday Series

Divine Liturgy music for the above, with chant and choral settings for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, & Communion Hymns

Lazarus Saturday Communion Hymn

A slightly different arrangement

Lenten Triodion Series

Troparia & Kontakia in Choral & Chant arrangements for the Sundays of the Lenten Triodion, from Pharisee & Pubican to the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

Let All Mortal Flesh

Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy (to be sung in place of the Cherubic Hymn. Text Adaptation by Michael G. Farrow

Let Our Mouths Be Filled With Thy PraiseGroup of files
LitaniesGroup of files
Lord, have mercy (40 times)

Sung at the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th

M
Many YearsGroup of files
Meeting of the Lord Series

Music for February 2nd, including the 9th Ode of Matins, and the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn of Liturgy

Memorial Service

Chant version of the Memorial (Trisagion) Service

Memorial Service

Choral version of the Memorial (Trisagion) Service

Memory EternalGroup of files
Mid-Pentecost Series

Divine Liturgy music for this Feast that comes the Wednesday between the Sunday of the Paralytic and the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Myrrh-bearing Women Series

Divine Liturgy Music for the Second Sunday after Pascha

N
National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

CAUTION: This is a 2.2 megabyte file, and may take a while to download at slow speeds.  UPDATED IN PDF FORMAT:  9/24/13.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

Divine Liturgy music for December 25th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Post Feast Series

The Kontakion of the Feast (sung Dec. 25-31); the Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos for the Synaxis (Dec. 26), & the Troparion of the Sunday after the Nativity (Dec. 25-31)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Pre Feast Series

The Kontakion and the Troparia of the Prefeast and Paramon of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, November 26th - December 24th.  Music has been updated Nov. 30th.

Nativity of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 8th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn

Now the Powers of Heaven

New music for SMI, 2010

O
O Lord of Hosts

Sung at Great Compline

Ordination MusicGroup of files
Original Melody - Be Quick To Anticipate

Special Melody from 2nd Orthros Kathisma-Wednesday-T4

Original Melody - Joseph was amazed

Special Melody from 1st Orthros Kathisma-Sunday-T4

P
Paraliturgical MusicGroup of files
Paralytic Series

Sunday of the Paralytic, 3rd Sunday after Pascha: Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos

Pascha Series

Divine Liturgy choral music for the Feast of Pascha (Easter)

Pentecost Orthros Exaposteilarion

Special Melody, Tone 3

Pentecost Orthros Prokeimenon

Sung before the Orthros Gospel

Pentecost Series

Divine Liturgy music for Pentecost, the 50th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion (Standard Arch. Vrsn), Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 6/17/13.

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

This is the 1st Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Post-Gospel Hymns for the Triodion

The three hymns beginning with 'Open to me the doors of repentance'.  UPDATED!  The third hymn was missing words, "wretch that I am."  They are now included, in both the traditional and easier melodies.  Updated 2/17/13

Praise Ye the Name of the Lord

Convention music-50

Preserve O Lord

Ton Dhespotin, Convention music-30A

Preserve, O Lord

Beginning of Liturgy - Convention music 00-d

Prokeimenon, Great - First of Lent

Turn not thy face away

PsalmsGroup of files
R
Receive Ye the Body of ChristGroup of files
Reception of a Bishop

This is the Heirmos of the 9th Ode of Palm Sunday, and is to be sung as the bishop is entering into the church, after the litany is done in the back of the church.  Rubrics are listed.

Rejoice, O Bride & Alleluia

For the Akathist Service

Rejoice, O Virgin

This hymn is sung at the beginning of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litiya, for special feasts and saint's days.

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Three-part music (SAB) in A-minor

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Four-part music in G-major

Rich men have turned poor

This hymn is sung at toward the end of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litiya, for special feasts and saint's days.

S
Samaritan Woman Series

Divine Liturgy music for the 4th Sunday after Pascha

Ss. Peter & Paul-Akathist

Akathist service sung on June 29th, by Basil Kazan, taken from the text of the Menaion from St. John of Kronstadt Monastery.

Ss. Peter & Paul-Orthros

ORTHROS music for the Feast, sung on the day of June 29th. Updated 6/29/2014

Ss. Peter & Paul-Vespers

VESPERS music for the Feast, sung on the evening of June 28th.

St. Simeon's PrayerGroup of files
Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

This is the Vesper service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

This is the Vesper service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

T
The Angel Cried

Megalynarion for Pascha, Male Choir

The Great Moses

Sung on Holy Friday night as the Glory of the Praises for Orthros of Holy Saturday, in the traditional melody of "Inna Mousa."

Theophany of our Lord Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

They Shall Find Joy

Taken from Psalm 20

Thomas Sunday Series

Divine Liturgy Music for Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha (Easter)

Transfiguration Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Trisagion HymnsGroup of files
Troparia of Feasts & ForefeastsGroup of files
Troparia of the ResurrectionGroup of files
Troparia of the SaintsGroup of files
Troparia of the Sundays of Great LentGroup of files
Troparion of 5th Saturday of Lent

Sung on the 5th Saturday of Great Lent, as well as at the Akathist on the 5th Friday only.

Troparion of the Deposition of the Precious Sash of the Theotokos

Feast day is August 31st

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Sung on August 5th

V
Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in C-major

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in F-minor

W
We Have Seen the True LightGroup of files
Wedding MusicGroup of files
Who Is So Great A God

Great Prokeimenon sung at Vesper Service on the eve of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Pascha (Agape), and Pentecost

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