Other Liturgical and Sacred Music

ATHANASOPOULOS, GEORGE
Byzantine Musical Anthology
This work consists of six volumes (2,802 pages) and includes, in Greek and English (with English phonetics), the various ecclesiastical celebrations, in their traditional and most strict classical Byzantine melodies. Volume I, The Hierarchical, (420 pages) contains:

  1. All the hymns (Vespers, Matins, Holy Liturgy) sung at all ecclesiastical celebrations when the hierarch is the celebrant.
  2. The history of each hymn.
  3. Comprehensive history of the Byzantine Music.
  4. The relationship between Byzantine and Ancient Hellenic Music.
  5. The ecclesiastical procedure for the presence of the hierarch.

Hymns in the book can be sung in solo, unison or in three-voice harmony. An organ part is included but is optional or for rehearsal only.

Hymn of Kassiani
Sung on Holy Tuesday, at the Bridegroom Service, in the traditional music of the 8th and 9th centuries A.D., in western and Byzantine notation. Greek and English (with English phonetics). 15 minutes in length.

Sunday School Hymn
Based on Mark 18:14, in Greek and English (with English phonetics).

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BOGDANOS, THEODORE
The Byzantine Liturgy: Hymnology and Order
(SB301)
Over 500 pages in length. The book contains all the special (substituted) hymns used in the Divine Liturgy on any Sunday and major feast days of the year: dismissal hymns, small entrance hymns, kontakia, megalynaria, and communion hymns. The major feasts are presented in both their weekday and Sunday liturgical format. The book also provides the order of service (taxis) for every Sunday and major feast of the year, covering all possible combinations of Sundays and immovable and movable feasts throughout the entire church calendar. Each hymn is presented as a chant melody with ison (drone) and organ chordal harmonic accompaniment, with a few variations. An English interlinear translation is also given. Several appendices are included and contain:

  1. All special services and ceremonial processions which may be done on any Sunday or major feast day of the year.
  2. A 100 year Pascal Calendar (1992 2099) indicating:
    1. The mode of each Sunday in each year.
    2. Any movable and immovable feast that may coincide with that Sunday.
  3. The church hymns (tu Naou) of all the churches in the U.S.A.
  4. A glossary of terms used in the book.
  5. The musical and textual sources used in the book.

The book is extensively cross indexed with separate chronological index, alphabetical index, and index of hymns in Greek. The book is hard bound and has ribbon place markers. Cassettes will follow in the near future.

En Ti Gennisi (GS 303)
Apolytikion and church hymn of Dormition/Assumption of Theotokos (15 Aug.) Two pages in length, SATB.

Hymns for Christmas (HH 302)
Contains the special hymns for the Divine Liturgy of Christmas and the Christmas season: 2nd Antiphon and O Monogenis, Kontakia (sung before and on Christmas Day), Megalynarion, Communion Hymn and Exapostilarion (may be used during communion). Written in the Byzantine modal ethos. The hymns are polyphonic and homophonic in style (SATB) with some plain chant with either ison or organ harmonic background. Has transcribed 13th century chant of Mystirion Xenon. Next to each harmonic setting is offered the melody only, with ison, to be used, if indicated, by cantors or smaller groups. 32 pages in length. Has English phonetics and interlinear English translation. Has transcribed 13th century chant of Mystirion Xenon.

Hymns for the Feast Day of the Assumption (HH 304)
Seventeen pages in length. Contains the Megalynarion and substitution hymns for the Feast Day of the Assumption (August 15th). Includes both arrangements and a simple traditional chant version of each hymn to be used by both large and small choirs. English phonetics and interlinear translation included.

Kyriaki tu Pascha (Easter Sunday) (PS-301)
Includes: Christos Anesti (the Apolytikion), Is Polla Eti Despota, Prolavuse ton Orthron, I ke en Tafo, and O Angelos Evoa. Has transcribed 14th century chant of Nenirkinde, the Megalynarion. Six pages in length, SATB and chant.

Megali Triti Esperas (Holy Tuesday Evening Service) (PS-303)
Includes all text and music for the service in Greek and English as well as a new Hymn of Kassiani. 101 pages in length, SATB and chant. Though based on the traditional IV Plagal Mode, this choral setting of Kassiani’s hymn uses all eight Byzantine modes.

Os Ton Echmaloton (GS-3014)
Apolitikion and church hymn of St. George the Great Martyr (23 April). Two pages, SATB.

The Services of Betrothal and Holy Matrimony (SS-302)
SATB and chant, forty pages in length. Written in the Byzantine modal ethos. The small responses have been written in the style of 12th century Byzantine chant. Has full text in both Greek and English so that the singer may follow the service during its performance. Has interlinear English translation in the hymns.

Tin Panefimon Nymfin (GS 3010)
Apolytikion and church hymn of St. Katherine (25 November). Two pages in length, SATB.

Tis Synodu (GS 302)
Apolytikion and church hymn of St. Spyridon (12 December). Two pages, SATB.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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BOGDANOS, DESBY and ZES
Vesperal Service For Any Occasion
(SB-1102)
Music by Theodore Bogdanos, Frank Desby and Tikey Zes. Compiled and edited by Theodore Demos for use by the Young Adult League. Greek and English with English transliteration. All text is approved by Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.

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CARDIASMENOS, STEVEN
Trisaghion (Thrice Holy Hymn)
(GS 707)
The ordinary Trisagion of the St. John Chrysostom Liturgy. 8 pages, SATB and chant.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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DESBY, FRANK
Aineite Ton Kyrion in the Ancient Chromatic Mode
(SEM 1011)
Based on ancient Greek modal practices, utilizing the ancient "chromatic" scale in 2 forms. The work is in 4 episodes and is designed to be sung on festive occasions and concerts. Part writing is: SS, AA, T, and BB. Contains Greek and English text. Performance time is 8 minutes.

Collection of Hymns and Responses from the Divine Liturgy (GSS 1013)
Arranged by Frank Desby. Includes: The Great Ektenis, Mode II; Unison Responses for Special Congregations, Mode I; Evloyitos I Christe, Apolytikion, Mode IV pl.; Trisagion, Mode I; Trisagion, Znammeny Chant; Cherubic Hymn & Litany of Supplication, Modes III and IV and Enite ton Kyrion, Communion Hymn for Sundays, Mode I pl.

Greek Sacred and Secular Music Society
Mr. Bill Lappas, PO Box 1779, Woodbridge, CA 95258  310-713-1117  Fax: 209-368-1852  E-mail:  
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Meth Imon O Theos (GS-2012)
From the Great Compline Service.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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The Services for Christmas of the Orthodox Church (SEM 1002)
Contains the Orthros (Matins) and liturgical hymns for Christmas Day. The Orthros is complete, including both Christmas Kanons, in chant. An elaborate introduction explains transcription methods from Byzantine notation; glossary of symbols; the interpretation of the chants, rhythm, phrases, etc.; and a complete discussion of the harmonization of the chants contained with examples. Prologue is by the late Archbishop Michael. Contains Greek and phonetics.

The Resurrection Service of the Orthodox Church (SEM 1003)
In addition to an introduction similar to that found in the Christmas book, this volume is a most valuable document from the standpoint of its musical content. The entire "Anastasis" is presented with three versions of the Kanon "Anastaseos Imera." A 12th Century version, a 13th Century version, and a familiar one is used today. These are printed one under the other with the present version on top, the 12th Century next, and the 13th Century underneath. These last two are so similar that only the changes are printed in the 13th. The hymns are harmonized according to 16th Century practice, the only idiom suitable for modal melodies.

Greek Sacred and Secular Music Society
Mr. Bill Lappas, PO Box 1779, Woodbridge, CA 95258  310-713-1117  Fax: 209-368-1852  E-mail:  
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Soson Kyrie (GS 201)
Apolytikion for the Adoration or Elevation of the Holy Cross. 2 pages SATB and chant.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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DESBY, NEAL
Potirion Sotiriu
(GS 909)
Communion Hymn for feast days of the Theotokos. Three pages in length, SATB.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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DUVALL, GEORGE
A Collection of Communion Hymns
Koinonika for feast days that generally fall on Sunday. For solo, duet, and chorus with independent organ part of moderate difficulty.

A Christmas Vespers
Five hymns from the Christmas Eve Vesper service, translated into English and set for four part choir and small orchestra.

Liturgical Sundries
A collection of hymn settings for the Divine Liturgy in Greek and English which can be used as substitutes for the regular Sunday repertoire.

Mr. George K. Duvall
4214 West Rose Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85019

GALLOS, ANNA
Christmas Music for Choir Concerts

A Carol in the Ancient Mode by M.A. Bichsel, arranged by A. Gallos
In English and arranged for two parts.

Snow in the Belltower by Speranza arranged by A. Gallos
In Greek and English and arranged for SATB.

Today in Bethlehem Hear I composed by Anna Gallos (from the Liti)
In English arranged for SATB.

Christmas Propers for the Divine Liturgy (Published 1971)
The propers as they occur in the Liturgy on December 25th:

Apolitikion - I Yennisis Sou Hriste arranged in four part harmony and a cappella.Three arrangements, one in English.
Kontakion - I Parthenos Simeron arranged for mixed voices in a three-voice texture and a cappella with a simplified arrangement.
Meghalinarion - Meghalinon Psyche Mou arranged for soprano solo and organ.
Koinonikon - Litrosin arranged for mixed voices in two voice contrapuntal style also a cappella.

A Christmas CD by the Evangeline singers of the above is available in the recording section.

Lamentation Music for Good Friday
This new, fourth revised edition contains some verses in English of the first three stasis, with an addition of the Evlogitaria. It includes the Doxology and Asmatikon Trisaghion, along with the traditional thrice-sung Kyrie Eleison and other pertinent hymns and responses. The style employed for the most part is in unison with a simple chordal accompaniment.

My Son, My Son Absalom
Taken from II Samuel, 18:33 and composed by Anna Gallos.

Psalm 135 in the First Plagal Mode by E leftherios Georgiadis with the choral setting by Anna Gallos
This hymn is sung in Greece in place of the Communion Hymn, Enite ton Kirion. It is in a simple harmonic style and easy to learn since the melody is the same in all six verses. However, the composer does not advocate singing it instead of the Enite, but incorporating it with the Communion Hymn if the Enite is short. It can also be sung during Communion, alternating it with Tou Dipnou Sou Tou Mistikou.

Sanctify Those Who Love the Beauty of Thy House
This a cappella work for mixed choir, in English, was written for the consecration of the Annunciation Church, Rochester, NY in 1969. It is comprised of relevant phrases from the Prayer Behind the Ambo, which is read prior to the singing of the final hymn of the Divine Liturgy. Rev. George Gallos edited, paraphrased and translated the text. It is original music composed in the 2nd plagal mode, of medium difficulty. Is appropriate for concert use or for any occasion such as the aforementioned to be sung at the conclusion of the Liturgy.

The Great Doxology in the Fourth Plagal Mode
For male voices; in Greek.

The Hymn of Kassiani
In this new printing, there are two different arrangements of the beloved Hymn of Kassiani. The new setting is in the Byzantine style written completely for solo voice (male or female) with the choir singing ison. The unique feature is that each of the solo sections, which are sung in Greek, is preceded by a canonarhima in English sung by the choir. The older arrangement has been edited and is written for soprano solo, mixed choir and organ. Both works use phonetics.

The Lord’s Prayer (Pater Imon)
Arranged in 1946 from a melody written by Father John Gerotheou and the Protopsalti Petros Maneas, this hymn is made available for use at weddings and as a teaching device for children in Church School. It is to be used at the discretion of the priest. The arrangement is in a medium key (D Major/D minor) and can be done by bass, baritone, soprano, or alto.

The Salutations to the Virgin Mary (Heretismi)
The Kanon (Anixo to Stoma Mou) that precedes the Akathist Hymn is written in three voice texture. The melody is sung by male and female voices accompanies by ison. It also has: To Prostahthen, Ti Ipermaho (3 arrangements), the Bortniansky Theodorides minor Kyrie Eleison with tenor or soprano obbligato, and Tin Oreotita. Contains Greek text and English phonetics.

Evangeline Music Press
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GIANOPULOS, CHRIS
Enite Ton Kyrion
(GS 808)
The communion hymn of the St. John Chrysostom Liturgy. Two pages in length, SATB and chant.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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GUILBAULT, ANDONEA D.
A Selection of Byzantine Hymns of the Orthodox Church
Byzantine hymns in Western notation the apolytikia, kontakia, megalinaria (magnificats) and koinonika (communion hymns) for the major feast and holy days organized according to the ecclesiastical calendar year. The hymns were transnotated from Byzantine notation into Western notation by Savas J. Savas. The work provides phonetics for the Greek text and set English text to the same melodies on the facing pages. Also included are: five hymns of supplication to St. Nektarios; four Christmas Orthros (Matins) hymns; and Theotoke Parthene for the Artoklasia. A total of 141 hymns, mostly melody only, some with simple harmonizations. Bound in a three-ring binder; 8 1/2 x 11 page size, removable for convenient use. The English translations were approved by Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.

Mrs. Andonea D. Guilbault
115 Tiffany Rd, Norwell, MA 02061  781-826-2773

KARIDOYANES, STEVEN
Orthodox Choral Music
Professionally engraved music available to fulfill a variety of your choir needs:

  • Liturgical hymns and other service music utilizing traditional melodies, in straightforward, yet effective SATB settings. In both Greek and English.
  • Simpler unison and two-part settings, including Antiphon verses for Ordinary Sundays, in English.
  • Material suitable for youth music retreats and Sunday School classes.
  • Concert pieces for a capella choirs and choruses accompanied by piano, organ or brass quintet.

Pegasus Press
Mr. Steven Karidoyanes, 91 Maple St., Boston, MA 02132  Tel/fax: 617-325-0645 E-mail: pegasus@gis.net
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LAWRENCE, KEVIN
Apolitikia and Kontakia
Contains the 8 Sunday resurrectional hymns in Greek and English translation. Also includes complete apolytikia in English for the 12 Great Feasts and Sundays of Lenten, Paschal and Christmas seasons. This enlarged edition includes all seasonal kontakia, all in English and many in Greek. The three and four-part harmonizations are easy but retain musical interest. 184 pages.

Koinonika
Several settings of the Sunday communion hymn plus complete feast day koinonika; all in Greek and English. 83 pages in length.

Orthros Of Holy and Great Saturday
Choral music for the service of Holy Friday evening including opening troparia, katavasias of the canon, Encomia in Greek & English, Evlogitaria, the Praises, Great Doxology and Procession, litanies, prokimena. Includes a copy of the Encomia texts in a format suitable for copying and distribution to the congregation. 130 pages in length.

Services for the Departed
Contains choral settings of the Memorial and Trisagion services in Greek and English, as well as the complete funeral service in English. Also includes hymns for the Divine Liturgy sung on the Saturdays of Souls. 89 pages in length.

The Troparion of Kassiane
Bilingual choral settings for Orthros of the Bridegroom sung on the evening of Holy and Great Tuesday. Includes the Alleluia and Apolikition, the Exapostilarion and the celbrated troparion of Kassiani the Nun. The English setting of the Troparion of Kassiane is also repeated in an unharmonized version (melody and ison only). 39 pages.

The Wedding Service
Contains Greek and English choral settings for the wedding service and a few choral selections for use before the ceremony. 44 pages in length.

(The above are large size, easily read, engraved scores. Adaptation of the original melodies to English texts produces a satisfying fit between music and text. Greek settings include Greek alphabet and phonetics. Indices of Greek titles are included for easy reference. All the above have been carefully corrected and revised during 1997.)

Mr. Kevin Lawrence
4132 Snyder Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27117  336-784-5128 E-mail: kjlawrence@aol.com

MARAGOS, NICOLAS E.
Holy Week and Pascha
A choral work based on traditional melodies with English phonetics and integrated English translation. Contains the Good Friday lamentations, abbreviated with separate score for each verse and the special hymns for the Resurrection Service. For SATB choir.

Great Doxology
Two and four-part English and Greek available. Based on plagal first mode melody, sung at the Patriarchal Doxology in Des Moines, IA.

Wedding Service Music
Two part male and choral SATB versions available. Plagal fourth mode.

Exohos Music Company
3625 Lakeview Ct. NE, Rochester, MN 55906  507-288 3379

MARITSAS, PAUL
Hymns for the Presentation of Christ
(Ypapanti) (HH 606)
Includes the hymns of the feast day of the Presentation of Our Lord (Ypapanti) on February 2nd. SATB and 14 pages in length. Includes the order of service (taxi) for those movable and immovable dates involving the hymns of Ypapanti.

Osi Is Christon (GS 606)
The Baptismal Trisagion for regular and episcopal hierarchical liturgies. Seven pages in length, SATB.

Thy Mystical Supper (ES 601)
The ordinary hymn sung during Communion English only. Three pages in length, SATB.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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PHILLIPS, PERECLES
The Holy Saturday Morning Service
(J 501)
Published in the new Junior Choir Series and designed for youth/junior choirs. Contains the hymns of the Vesper Service to be sung in unison in Greek or English. Includes the substitutions for the Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning. Folio to be a companion of the unison Liturgy by Tikey Zes. Chords for accompaniment included. It allows participation of parents and relatives of the singers or other lay assistants.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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PAPPAS, DEMETRIOS
Great Vespers
The Great Vespers, transcribed into European music with phonetics. Easily sung by a small male group:

St. Anthony the Great
St. Athanasios
St. Demetrios
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Easter Sunday Vespers
Sts. Constantine and Helen
St. Gerasimos
Transfiguration
St. Paraskevei
St. John the Baptist
Sts. Peter and Paul
Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Kimisis Tis Theotokou
All Saints Vesper
Vesper of the 6th Sunday from Pascha (Blind Man)
St. Nicholas Vesper

Mr. Demetrios Pappas
33 20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11106  718-728-2188

PAUL, REV. JOHN
Defte Lavete Fos
(PS 1202)
Two pages in length, SATB.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
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RAPTIS, GEORGE S.
English Doxology
Unison and SATB (adapting melodies of Anastasiou/Sakellarides).

Kanona Pisteos
Hymn of St. Nicholas for SATB in Greek and English.

The Hymn of Kassiani
Original composition, alternating chant with ison and various voicings (SSA, SATB, etc.). Appropriate for the Kassiani Service on Holy Tuesday or as a concert number. Contains English phonetics.

The following hymns are available in the Raptis Divine Liturgy book:

Christos Anesti
Christos Yennate
Dhefte Lavete Fos
Epeni I Ierusalim
Esimiothi Ef’ Imas
Evloyimenos O Erhomenos
Evloyitos I Christe
Exelexato Kirion Tin Sion
I Parthenos Simeron
Is Mnimosinon
Is Pasan Tin Yin
I Yennisis Su Christe
Litrosin
O Angelos Evoa
Potirion Sotiriu
Simeron Kremate
Simeron Tis Sotirias
To Pnevma Su to Aghathon
Ti Ipermaho
Tin Anastasin Su
Tin Kinin Anastasin
Tu Stavru Su Ton Tipon
Addition Great Ektenis
(also in E minor)

Fimis of Metropolitans: Fimis of Metropolitans Alexios of Atlanta, Maximos of Pittsburgh, and Nicholas of Detroit are available.

The Troparion of Kassiane - by Polikratous (transcribed for SATB by D. Grobe & G. S. Raptis)

Mr. George Raptis
4255 Foxpointe Drive, W. Bloomfield, MI 48323-2611  248-738-3818

SARAKATSANNIS, DR. LEONIDAS N.
Hymns from the Divine Liturgy
 Hymns are in two melodic voices, one for sopranos and altos and one voice for tenors and basses. The text alternates between Greek and English.

Hierovikon, The Cherubic Hymn
Trisghios Imnos, Aghios O Theos, plus Epistle and Gospel responses
Se Imnouman
- one version in Greek and one version in English
Enite ton Keyrion - in Greek only
Soma Christou - in Greek only
Enite ton Kyrion - Concert version for soprano or tenor and piano
Is Aghios, Is Kyrios - Concert version for soprano and piano

Dr. Leonidas N. Sarakatsannis
4539 Hamlets Grove Dr., Sarasota, FL 34235  941-355-2966 E-mail: drsarakatsannis@comcast.net

SCORDILIS, STELIO
All ye who have been baptized
(1999)

Apolytikia and Troparia of the ecclesiastical year (1996)
For mixed voices, in Greek.

Gloria – The Great Doxology (2000)
For mixed voices and organ.

Hymns of the Holy Week (1995)
For mixed voices, in Greek.

Let every flesh be silent (1998)
The Cherubic hymn of Holy Saturday, for tenor and mixed voices.

Lord I call upon Thee (1998)
From the Great Vespers.

Lord, now lettest Thou (2000)
From the Great Vespers – for mixed voices.

Now the powers of heaven (1998)
From the Liturgy of Presanctified gifts, for mixed voices.

Requiem – Liturgie Funebre Orthodoxe (1997)
For soloists and mixed voices, in Greek.

The Akathist Hymn (2001)
For mixed voices, in Greek.

The Cherubic Hymn #2 (1996)
For male chorus, in Greek.

The Memorial Service (1998)
For mixed voices, in Greek.

The Octoechos (2001)
The eight tone Resurrectional Apolytikia.

Mr. Stelio Scordilis
750 Kaheka St. #1006, Honolulu, HI 96814  808-955-0433 E-mail: sscordilis@yahoo.com
www.scheria.com

SELVAGGIO, VITO J.
Hymn of Transfiguration, Hymns of Easter and Is Agios
All melodies are true Byzantine original melodic lines. Harmony by Selvaggio is medium to challenging, particularly Epi Si Heri. SATB. No cost for the music except for a mailing fee.

Mr. Vito J. Selvaggio
58 Staples St., Lowell, MA 01851  978-453-3610

ST. ANTHONY’S GREEK ORTHODOX MONASTERY
Apolytikia and Kontakia for the Entire Year

This work is 1,500 pages in length. It is the only publication in English that has music for every apolytikion of every day of the year. It is a pan-orthodox book, because it contains apolytikia not only of the Greek saints, but also many saints from Slavic countries, as well as Orthodox saints of Western Europe. It also includes the apolytikia for contemporary saints. Furthermore, it is the first time that apolytikia have been composed in English in complete adherence to the rules of Byzantine music composition, which ensure that the melodies will be a perfect match for their corresponding texts. The book is available in both Western and Byzantine notation, and may be downloaded for free at: http://www.stanthonysmonastery.org/music/Menaion.htm

The Divine Liturgies as Chanted on the Holy Mountain
Byzantine Music in Western Notation in English and Greek
A collection of more than 3,000 pages of Byzantine music in both Western and Byzantine notation in the style of chanting used on the Holy Mountain. The scope of this project covers the liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, St. James, and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, as well as many doxologies and all hymns for Vespers. The words of the hymns are provided in Elizabethan English, Modern English, and Greek. Interactive CD-ROM is available. To view, hear, and print this music for free, go to: http://www.stanthonysmonastery.org/music/Index.html

Orthodox Wedding Music
This 40 page book contains all the music for the Orthodox Service of Matrimony, written in the style of Byzantine chant. It has several traditional processionals and recessionals. Included with the book are recordings of each hymn being chanted. The Book is available in both Western and Byzantine notation, and may be downloaded for free at: http://www.stanthonysmonastery.org/music/Wedding.htm

Vespers as Chanted on the Holy Mountain
This book contains more than 700 pages of music in English in the style of chanting done on the Holy Mountain. The bulk of this book is comprised of all the troparia of Saturday Vespers in all eight modes, in both long and brief versions. The rest of the book contains music for other vesper hymns chanted on special days. The unique achievement of this book is that it is the first publication in the English language to conform completely to the formulaic rules of Byzantine chant: that is, the same principles that the masters of Byzantine chant used to compose melodies in Greek were applied to the English texts. The book is available in both Western and Byzantine notation, and may be downloaded for free at: http://ww.stanthonysmonastery.org/music/Vespers.htm

St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery
4784 N. St. Joseph’s Way, Florence, AZ 85232  520-868-3188 FAX: 520-868-3088 E-Mail: bookstore@stanthonysmonastery.org

STEFANIDAKIS, GEORGE
Hymns of the Greek Orthodox Sunday Divine Liturgy Volume 1
– Greek
The hymn book covers the entire ecclesiastical year, including Apolitikia, Kontakia, Megalinaria, and Koinonika in Greek only with English phonetics. The English translation of each hymn is included but only a few translations are set to music. The hymns are traditional Byzantine chants presented in western notation as single melodic lines suitable for use by large or small choirs or psalti. Each hymn is referenced as to its source of the original Byzantine notation. The book comes with a compact disk (CD) which contains the entire hymn book in Portable Document Format (PDF) that allows the user to print individual hymns and to listen to them played on their computer sound system. Over 260 hymns included. Indexed. 8 ½ x 11 in size and spiral bound. Endorsed by Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.

Mr. George Stefanidakis
76 Wycomb Lane, Houston, TX 77070  281-469-0986 E-mail: stefs@houston.rr.com

TAKIS, NANCY
(All music is available free of charge at the website.)

Doxology in the First Mode
In Greek and English. Chant with ison can be sung antiphonally or by one choir. This music was composed for the Raptis choral setting of the Divine Liturgy.

Kyrie Ekekraxa
Set with chant lines and isons, in all eight modes, in Greek and English.

Se Imnoumen
An original composition in D minor in Greek and English, both chant and harmonized versions.

The Holy Friday Lamentations (Ta Engomia)
An English translation of the Lamentations for Holy Friday that follows the Byzantine melodies note-for-note and accent-for-accent but is natural in syntax, accurate in meaning, and poetic in language. It is also available as a pew booklet for congregational singing, or as a choir book with accents highlighted. Both books have Greek, transliterated Greek, and English side-by-side for easy switching between languages. There are two versions, one in “King James” English and one in modern English. Authentic Byzantine melodies, provided by Metropolitan Maximos, are included; however, these translations can be sung easily with any of the traditional melodies and musical arrangements.

The Liturgical Hymns of Christmas
These include the Apolitikion (I Yennesi Sou), the two Kontakia, the Megalinarion, and the Communion Psalm (Litrosin) with antiphons, all in Greek and English. The Apolytikion and Kontakia match the syllabic and accent configuration of the Greek text, and can be sung with any arrangement that works with the Greek text. The Megalinarion and Communion Psalm have slightly altered melodic lines to accommodate the texts, as does the Trisagion Hymn (Osi is Christon). All settings are written in chant with ison.

The Lord’s Prayer
This “Our Father,” originally written in Church Slavonic by N. Kedrov, has been adapted for both King James English and Greek for 4-part mixed voices.

The Sunday Resurrection Apolytikia
Set with chant lines and isons in the eight modes, in side-by-side Greek and English.

New Byzantium Publications
1900 Burkley Rd., Williamston, MI 48895-9755  517-655-2060 E-mail: takistan@yahoo.com
www.newbyz.org

TANGIRES, GEORGIA
Artoklasia Music for Choirs
Includes the Artoklasia service in Greek and English, three fold Kirie Eleison, twelve fold Kirie Eleison, Theotoke Kai Parthene and Plusii Eptohefsan.

Evlogitaria and Meta Ton Agion
Written for the memorial service. Melody and ison in chant style. Contains Greek text with English phonetics.

Exelexato Kirios To Sion
Communion hymn for Evangelismos. SATB with Greek text with English phonetics.

Kontakia: Prostasia Ton Christianon, O Ipothis En To Stavro and Katharotatos Naos
Based on traditional melodies. Unison with organ accompaniment. Greek text with English phonetics and translation.

Meyan Evrato (Hymn to St. Demetrios)
A traditional melody written for SATB. Contains Greek text with English phonetics and translation.

Simeron Tis Sotirias (Hymn of the Annunciation)
SATB with Greek text with English phonetics.

Mrs. Georgia Tangires
1004 Cloverlea Rd., Ruxton, MD 21204  410-337-0162 E-mail: gtangires@comcast.net

TRAGANAS, ELENI
Cherubic Hymn and Doxology
Original and effective concert settings of the Great Doxology and Hymn of the Cherubim followed by the respective hierarchical responses and completion litany for four-part mixed choir. Classic contrapuntal and canonic principles of voice-leading and thematic unity are carefully adhered to; the vocal range is conservative yet always melodically accessible and euphonious. Chromatic density adds harmonic interest. Selected communion hymns are also available. Of moderate difficulty with organ accompaniment and registration.

Eleni Traganas
40-45 67th St., Woodside, NY 11377-3776  718-899-3865

TRAVIS, JIM
Meta Ton Agion
(ES/GS 1501)
For Memorial or Funeral Services. 2 pages in length. Organ/Piano reduction score available.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
12 Tamerlain Ct., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-3984  303-773-0777 E-mail: gtdemos1@comcast.net

VELON, JOHN
Transcriptions of Melodies and Hymns from Byzantine Chant into Western Notation

Anastasimatarion (Sunday) Orthros and Vespers Taken from the standard Anastasimatarion Ioannou and Irmologion Chiknopoulou. Includes Orthros and Vespers in all eight modes in the Greek language. 750 pages in length.

Triodion Contains all the hymns needed for Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Matins, starting with Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee through Palm Sunday. In Greek. 325 pages.

Holy Week Includes all the hymns for all the services of Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday evening through the Sunday Agape service. In Greek. 578 pages.

Pentikostarion Includes all the hymns for Saturday evening Vespers and Sunday morning Matins, from Sunday of Thomas through All Saints Sunday. Also includes Ascension Thursday. In Greek. 921 pages.

Presanctified Liturgy Contains hymns for all Wednesdays and Fridays in the order they are used. In Greek. A comprehensive guide is also provided.

Akathist Includes all the hymns for Saturday evening Vespers and Sunday morning Matins.

Mikri Paraklisis Hymns for the fifteen days before August 15th, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.

Nekrosimos Akolouthia (Funeral Service) Includes all the funeral hymns plus the Trisagion Service. In Greek or English.

Consecration of a Church Includes the hymns sung while circling the church, in Greek. Also includes a write-up of events as they occur and a list of items needed and where you can order them.

Additional Transcriptions

Psalms:

Exomologisthe to Kirio/Psalm # 135 (Th. Fokaeos) - Greek
Douli Kirion/Psalm 134 (Polieleos by Petros Peloponisios) - Greek
Logon Agathon (Polieleos by Th. Fokeos) - Greek
Ta Tipika/Psalm # 102 - Greek
Epi Ton Potamon Vavilonos/Psalm # 136 (Houmouzios) - Greek
Makarios Anir/Psalm # 1 (by Petros Lambadariou, Arr. Manouli Protopsaltou) - Greek

Feast Days of Christ and/or Mary: - Greek

Vespers and Matins for January 1 (Circumcision of Our Lord),
January 6 (Theophany),
February 2 Christ’s Presentation at the Temple),
March 25 (Annunciation),
August 6 (Transfiguration),
August 15 (Dormition of Mary),
September 8 (Nativity of Mary),
November 21 Mary’s Entrance into the Temple),
December 25 (Nativity of Christ)
(Many other dates are available. A library of over 7,000 transcribed hymns are available.)

Specialty Hymns:

Mega Apothipnon (Great Compline) - Greek
Kataniktika and Martirika - Greek
Psihosavata - Greek
Prologi – Prosomia (Base or Foundation Hymns) - Greek
St. Gregory 5th -Akolouthia - Greek
Raphael, Nikolas and Irene of Lesbos – Akolouthia - Greek
Ton Stavro Sou - Vimatos (when Bishop is present) - Greek
Megas Paraklitikos Kanon - Greek
Makarismoi - All 8 tones - Greek
Agni Parthene - Greek
St. Nektarios Akolouthia - Greek
Vespers Sunday of Orthodoxy Evening - Greek or English

Byzantine Music Publishing House
4216 35th Ave., Moline, IL 61265  309-762 3186 E-mail: deejaquet@aol.com
www.ByzantineMusic.org

WARDNER, JON M.
Hymns for the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Nin Ai Dhinamis (Herouvikon Proyiasmenon)
A four part chorale, based upon traditional melody (Vrionides/Anastasiou), written for SATB a cappella choir. Contains English phonetics. Of moderate difficulty.

Yevsasthe kai Idhete (Communion Hymn)
For a cappella SATB choir with children's descant choir. Based upon traditional melody. Comprised of three distinct verses: the first is unison children's choir; the second is a four part chorale; and the third is in contrapuntal style, with descant. Contains English phonetics. Of moderate difficulty.

Hymns for the Divine Liturgy: (Based on the Sakellarides melodies, arranged for SATB a cappella choir, as a complement to the Gallos II liturgy)

Osi Is Christon – Greek and English verses
Litrosin – Greek and Englilsh verses
Evloyimenos o Erhomenos – Greek and English verses
Dhefte Lavete Fos – Greek and English verses
Aonia Imnimi – Greek and English verses
Ti Ipermaho – Greek with Englilsh phonetics
Tin Anastasin – Greek with English phonetics

The Services of Betrothal and Crowning (Orthodox Marriage Service)
For a cappella TBB/TTBB choir. Based upon traditional melodies. Includes all hymns and responses and English phonetics. The music is relatively easy. Contains optional sevenfold and threefold Amens at conclusion of service.

Dr. Jon M. Wardner
2921 Overridge Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48104  734-973-8039 E-mail: jmwardner@hotmail.com

ZERVOS, CHRIS J.
Faithfully Yours
A collection of occasional music celebrating the cycle of life. 32 original compositions for keyboard soloists or accompanied vocalists. Appropriate for recessionals, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebratory occasions. Available in 8.5” x 11”, spiral bound format. CD recordings are available of each piece or of the accompaniment only. Solos are available in your preferred key. Includes the following titles:

Bless This Child - A lullaby prayer for the new born child; for mixed choir
Walk With Him Today - A recessional for a capella or accompanied mixed choir
Sunday Afternoons - A song of marriage renewal for accompanied vocal soloist
Crazy In Love With You - A love song of commitment for accompanied vocalist
Herald Anthem - A processional for keyboard soloist
Theme & Variation - A processional for keyboard soloist
Procession in May - A processional for keyboard soloist
Psalm 23: - The Lord Is My Shepherd. A recessional for accompanied mixed chorus
Our Father - The Lord’s Prayer. For accompanied vocal soloist
Just Because - A children’s song of faith; for accompanied youth singers
Psalm 150: - Praise The Lord. A song of praise and thanksgiving for accompanied mixed choir
Psalm 100: - Make A Joyful Sound. For accompanied mixed choir
Psalm 67: - Let All People Praise Him. For accompanied mixed choir with youth singers
Psalm 67: - Let All People Praise Him. A wedding song for accompanied soloist
Generation To Generation - A processional for keyboard soloist
Dance To The Music - A wedding waltz for accompanied vocal soloist
Halleluia, Halleluia! - A Christmas song for accompanied mixed choir with youth singers
Go To Sleep - A Christmas lullaby for accompanied mixed choir
Paschal Medley -..Prayer of St. John Chrysostom and the Resurrection Hymn, Christ Is Risen
Doxology: -..Glory To You Who Gives Us Light. For mixed choir
Hymn of the Cherubim - (modal) for mixed choir
Walk With Me - A wedding song for accompanied vocal soloist
Faithfully Yours - A song of encouragement and renewal, for accompanied vocal soloist
Sing Praise To Them - A song of faith honoring parents, for accompanied vocal soloist
Songs Yet To Sing - A song of remembrance, for accompanied vocal soloist
Among The Saints - A Memorial Service hymn, for accompanied mixed choir
Everlasting Be Their Memory - A Memorial Service hymn for mixed choir
In Those Quiet Times - A song of friendship, for accompanied Baritone or alto soloist
God’s Plan - A song of Christian stewardship, for accompanied vocalist
With A Smile - A song of faith and encouragement, for accompanied soloist
In My Heart - A song of praise and thanksgiving, for accompanied mixed choir
Christmas Bells - A Christmas song for accompanied mixed choir.

Hymns of Holy Communion of the Orthodox Church
For accompanied mixed choir, this collection of hymns is based on traditional melodies with bilingual lyrics (English, Greek and phonetic transcription). Original arrangement includes:

One is Holy - Is Agios
Praise the Lord - Enite Ton Kyrion
Your Mystical Feast - Tu Dhipnu Su

Hymns of the Nativity of the Orthodox Church
For accompanied mixed choir. Based on traditional melodies with original arrangements and bilingual lyrics (English-Greek). Includes:

Kontakion of Advent - I Parthenos Simeron
Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ - On This Day the Virgin
Apolytikion of the Nativity Your Holy Birth - I Gennisis Sou

Resurrection Apolytikia - Anastasima Apolitikia
Set of 8 hymns with bi-lingual (Greek and English) for accompanied SATB choir. Based on traditional Byzantine modal melodies. Original arrangements.

The 8 Anastasima Apolytikia and Other Apolytikia, Kontakia, and Feast Day Hymns
For accompanied mixed choir, this collection of hymns are based on traditional melodies with bilingual lyrics (English, and phonetic Greek transcriptions). Original arrangements.

To You, Our Champion - Ti Ypermacho
Kontakion of Great Lent. For mixed choir, set with traditional melody and bilingual lyrics.

Mr. Chris J. Zervos
2159 Evergreen Road, Toledo, OH 43606  419-534-2937 E-mail: chrisjzervos@aol.com

ZES, TIKEY
Communion Hymns of the Pentecostarion
(SEM 31002R)
A modal piece based on traditional melody for SATB voices with organ accompaniment. Contains Greek with English phonetics. Accompaniment doubles choral parts. An effective concert number. There are six communion hymns of the Pentecostarion from various composers: Frank Desby, Neil Desby, and Steven Cardiasmenos; and Tikey Zes included in this folio.

Greek Sacred and Secular Music Society
Mr. Bill Lappas, PO Box 1779, Woodbridge, CA 95258  310-713-1117 Fax: 209-368-1852 E-mail: gssms@sbcglobal.net or billllappas@hotmail.com. Website: http://gssms.org

Cheruvikon Cherubic Hymn (GS 1013)
A choral setting for mixed voices based on a familiar melody in mode III by John T. Sakellarides. Contains Greek text with phonetics. Translations based on one by Rev. Leonidas Contos (of blessed memory). Moderately difficult. May be done in unison. SATB and 4 pages in length.

Hymns for the Elevation and Adoration of the Cross (HH 105)
In the Holiday Choral Series, this folio contains all the substitution hymns for the Elevation of the Cross (September 14th) and the Adoration of the Cross (3rd Sunday of Lent). Hymns are in SATB and traditional chant melody. English phonetics and interlinear translation is provided. 25 pages in length.

Hymns for Pentecost (HH 103)
A new addition to the Holiday Choral Series, this folio contains all the substitution hymns for Pentecost in both SATB arrangement and traditional chant melody form. English phonetics and interlinear translation is included. Fifteen pages in length.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
12 Tamerlain Ct., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-3984  303-773-0777 E-mail: gtdemos1@comcast.net

Receive the Body of Christ English
Communion hymn for Easter. Music by Tikey Zes; English adaptation by Vladimir Morosan.

Orthodox Music Press
Musica Russica: http://www.musicarussica.com/ 800-326-3132

Sacrament of Holy Matrimony for the Orthodox Church
In Greek and English. Based on traditional Byzantine chant.

Zes Press
2503 Booksin Ave., San Jose, CA 95125  408-723-0640 E-mail: tzes@SBCglobal.net

Service of Pentecost Vespers of Kneeling (HH-103-SS)
154 pages in length. The music is by Tikey Zes. Compiled and edited by George T. Demos, MD. The English translations are by Rev. Evagoras Constantinides. All text is approved by Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. Contains all of the music and the text of the prayers for this service.

Ton Agion Panton (All Saints) (HH 101)
The first offering of the Holiday Choral Series. Contains the Apolytikion, Kontakion and Communion Hymn for All Saints Day. SATB and plainchant. Five pages in length.

Unison Doxology Supplement to Unison Liturgy (L-102S)
Based on a traditional Neo Byzantine melody in Mode I. May be sung in unison by either a senior or youth choir. Organ part is relatively easy.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
12 Tamerlain Ct., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-3984  303-773-0777 E-mail: gtdemos1@comcast.net

Unpublished Liturgical Music for the Greek Orthodox Church
Single copies of hymns from the below categories are available for examination from the composer. In most of the categories, hymns are available in English as well as Greek:

  1. Apolytikia and Kontakia (moveable and fixed feast days)
  2. Communion Hymns
  3. Megalynaria
  4. Major and minor feast days (propers)
  5. Holy Week services: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Easter
  6. Special services:

Artoklasia
Heretismi
Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Vespers Music for a Hierarchical Liturgy

Zes Press
2503 Booksin Ave., San Jose, CA 95125  408-723 0640 E-mail: tzes@SBCglobal.net

ZGOURIDES, GEORGE
Potirion Sotiriu
(GS 10011)
Communion Hymn for feast days of the Theotokos. Two pages, SATB.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Church Music Federation
12 Tamerlain Ct., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-3984 303/773-0777 E-mail: gtdemos1@comcast.net