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Ruthenian Byzantine Chant

[more properly: Prostopinije, Carpathian chant, or simply “plain chant”]
 

About this page:

Below are a number of harmonizations which I have prepared for the choir that I sing in. Besides trying to make useful printouts, what I am also aiming at as I create these is to come up with an overarching idealized method of “natural harmony”, whereby my harmonizations are simply the result of applying the rules and formulae which I have come up with so far to the given melody. I hope to post some of my ideas on this later.
 
Note: original transcriptions of local variants are marked as such. 
 
 
Sources:

See list HERE
 

Slavonic only:

Blahoslovi – First and Second Typical Psalms – pdf

Jedinorodnyj Syne #3 – O only-begotten Son – pdf

Jedinorodnyj Syne #3 – O only-begotten Son – (transcription/1966) – pdfsoundcloud

Jedinorodnyj Syne #3 – O only-begotten Son – (transcription/2016) – pdfvideo

Jedinorodnyj Syne #3 – O only-begotten Son – (transcription/2017) – pdfvideo

Jedinorodnyj Syne #4 – O only-begotten Son – (transcription) – pdf

Prijidite poklonimsja – Come, let us worship – pdf

Hlas Osmyj – Troparion and Kontakion, Tone 8 – pdf

Jelicy vo Christa – All you who have been baptized – (transcription) – pdf

V’iruju – Creed – pdf

Svjat – Holy, holy, holy – pdf

Tebe pojem – We praise you – pdf

Dostojno jest – It is truly proper – (transcription) – pdf

Chvalite Hospoda – Praise the Lord from the heavens – (transcription) – pdfvideo

Otče naš – Our Father – Rimsky Korsakov – pdf

Otče naš – Our Father – for Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – pdf

Blahoobraznyj Iosif – The Noble Joseph – for Solemn Vespers of Holy and Great Friday – pdf

Plotiju – You, O King and Lord – for Resurrection Matins – pdf

Ašče i vo hrob – Although you descended – Easter Kontakion – pdf

Anhel vopijaše – The Angel exclaimed – Paschal Magnification and Irmos – pdf

Christos voskrese – Christ is risen – (transcription) – pdf
 

Bilingual:

Djivo Mati zastupaj nas – Virgin Mother, Intercessor – Marian hymn for October 1st – pdf

S nami Boh – God is with us – for Great Compline for the Feast of the Nativity – pdf

Preterpivyj – Having Suffered – (three versions) – pdf
 

English only:

First and Second Typical Psalms – simple form – pdf

First and Second Typical Psalms – solemn form – pdf

The Holy Spirit – sung after the Gospel – (transcription) – pdf

It is truly proper – pdf

Tone 1 – Our Father – pdf

Tone 2 – Our Father – pdf

Tone 3 – Our Father – pdf

Tone 4 – Our Father – pdf

Tone 5 – Our Father – pdf

Tone 6 – Our Father – pdf

Tone 7 – Our Father – pdf

Tone 8 – Our Father – pdf

Our Father – Tone 4 Podoben, Udivisja Josif (adapt.) – pdf

Our Father – recitando – pdf

Bless the Lord, O my soul – abridged version “with melody” – at Vespers – pdf

Tone 1 – Psalm 140 – O Lord, I have cried to you, hear me – pdf

Tone 2 – Psalm 140 – O Lord, I have cried to you, hear me – pdf

Tone 3 – Psalm 140 – O Lord, I have cried to you, hear me – pdf

Tone 4 – Psalm 140 – O Lord, I have cried to you, hear me – pdf

Tone 5 – Psalm 140 – O Lord, I have cried to you, hear me – pdf

Tone 6 – Psalm 140 – O Lord, I have cried to you, hear me – pdf

Tone 7 – Psalm 140 – O Lord, I have cried to you, hear me – pdf

Tone 8 – Psalm 140 – O Lord, I have cried to you, hear me – pdf

Beneath your compassion – A – pdf

Beneath your compassion – B – pdf

Polyeleos – at Matins – pdf

December 8th – The Maternity of the Holy Anna – Troparion and Kontakion – pdf

December 8th – The Maternity of the Holy Anna – Magnification and Irmos – pdf

We extol you, O life-giving Christ – from the Emmanuel moleben – pdf

Bethlehem make ready – from the Emmanuel moleben – pdf

O Little Town of Bethlehem – Christmas carol – pdf

When the Arimathean, etc. – for Solemn Vespers of Holy and Great Friday – (Levkulic) – pdf

The Noble Joseph – for Solemn Vespers of Holy and Great Friday – (transcription) – pdf

Let all mortal flesh – for Holy and Great Saturday – (Levkulic) – pdf

Mourn not for me – for Holy and Great Saturday – (Levkulic) – pdf

The Lord Arose – for Holy and Great Saturday – (Levkulic) – pdf

You, O King and Lord – for Resurrection Matins – (Levkulic) – pdf

Paschal Our Father – Melody of the Canon of Pascha – pdf

Be exalted – Prokeimenon of the Ascension – pdf

Heavenly King, Comforter – for Pentecost Sunday – pdf

July 25th – The Dormition of the Holy Anna – Troparion and Kontakion – pdf
 

 

Thank you for visiting this page. Slava Isusu Christu! 

-Jonathan
 

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