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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.
 

Slavonic only:

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

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:

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

Polyeleos – at Matins – pdf

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

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 Dormitioni of the Holy Anna – Troparion and Kontakion – pdf
 

Sources:

See list HERE.
 

Thank you for visiting this page. Slava Isusu Christu! 

-Jonathan
 

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