The Prophet David
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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Third Mode
 
 
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 Plagal Fourth Mode
   God is the Lord
   Apolytikion & Theotokion
   Kathismata
   Hymns of Ascent (Anabathmoi)
   More honourable (Timiotera)

   Let Every Breath

   Verses of Psalms 148 & 149

   Slow Praises (sticheraric)

   Brief Praises (heirmologic)

 
 
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The translation used for these Orthros hymns 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

Concerning Notation

About the Translation

The History of
 Byzantine Chant


Byzantine vs. Western Notation

Guidelines for
 Greek Pronunciation


Epilogue by
 Photios Kontoglou


The Intervals of the Soft  Chromatic Modal Genre

Common Embellishments

The Intonations of the 
 Eight Modes


Sources

Acknowledgements

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