Other Liturgical Music Resources
CONSTANTINIDES, REV. EVAGORAS
Dismissal Hymns and Kontakia of the Orthodox Church
A compilation of the texts of the Resurrection Dismissal Hymns and the Theotokia of the eight tones; the Dismissal Hymns of Saints’ Feast Days and fixed Holy Days of the whole year; Dismissal Hymns of the Triodion, Pentecostarion, and the Kontakia for the whole year provided in the original Greek with phonetics and English to fit the traditional melodies. An addendum includes texts for several hymns of other Saints and Martyrs, Fos Ilaron, Tin Oreotita, Epi Si Heri, Apostoli Ek Peraton, Panta Horigi to Pnevma to Agion, Soma Hristou, Theotoke Parthene of the Artoklasia, Plousii Eptohefsan ke Eepinasan, Mistikos i Theotoke, and others.
Holy Friday Lamentations
The three stases of the Holy Friday Lamentations (Original Greek, phonetics and English translation that fits the English perfectly and poetically). It also includes the music of the first stanza of each stasis of the English translation. This was done at the request of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago who selected the stanzas.
Rev. Evagoras Constantinides
9433 Arthur St., Crown Point, IN 46307-1914 216-663-2276
EXOHOS MUSIC COMPANY
ByzanWrite (Neumes font for MAC/PC) - Nicolas Maragos
Contains all neumes and special symbols for Neo-Byzantine (Post-Byzantine) chant. Updated 11/02. Current version 3.1.
Exohos Music Company
3625 Lakeview Ct. N.E., Rochester, MN 55906 507-288-3379
Music for Our Souls: Orthodox Hymnology – Part 1
Music for Our Souls: Orthodox Hymnology – Part 2
Part of the Holy Cross Live Series of VHS tapes. Rev. Nicholas Kastanas and Rev. Constantine Terss are interviewed about the above topic.
8 E. 79th St., New York, NY 10021 800-888-6835 http://www.gotel.goarch.org/
HYMNOLOGY OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH
The genesis, development and position of hymnology in Orthodox worship by S. J. Savas.
LEARN BYANTINE CHANT
A web-enabled multimedia presentation that includes fully interactive presentations of the hymns for over twenty of the most important Orthodox feasts. You can see and hear each of these hymns, sung in both Greek and English, performed by a male and a female, and also see the hymn written in Byzantine and Western notation. http://chant.hchc.edu/
LIGHT & LIFE PUBLISHING
A good resource for liturgical text and recordings. They have an extensive catalog.
Light & Life Publishing
4808 Park Glen Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55416-5702 952-925-3888 http://www.light-n-life.com/
MICHAEL G. FARROW
Psalm Verses of the Orthodox Liturgy
The appropriate psalms, chapter/verses as they are used in the antiphonal, alleluia, entrance, prokeimena, and communion hymn verses and their Biblical citations for the entire year, Sundays, Feast Days, Saints, Martyrs, Funerals, Weddings, etc.
Order from: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Bookstore
575 Scarsdale Rd., Crestwood, NY 10707 800-204-2665 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL FORUM OF GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH MUSICIANS
A Holy Friday Retreat
A practical and valuable handbook for designing and conducting a parish retreat for young people on Holy Friday. Includes all that is needed to carry out a successful retreat, including schedule, description of activities, hymnology lessons, promotional materials, and teaching lessons.
Guide to the Transcription of Post-Byzantine Chant
A publication which sets forth the National Forum’s recommendations concerning guidelines and procedures to be used when transcribing hymns from Byzantine neumes to Western notation.
Starting A Youth Music Program In Your Parish
A practical and comprehensive handbook filled with suggestions for parishes desiring to establish liturgical music programs to teach their children and young people the music of the Orthodox faith. Provides suggestions for starting and maintaining youth music programs, guidelines for developing a junior choir program, and other very helpful resources.
National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians
3814 Regents Circle, Bloomington, IN 47401 812-855-8248 E-mail: email@example.com
ORTHODOX BYZANTINE MUSIC
A paper by Dimitri Conomos, Ph.D. on Byzantine music in the Early Christian Period, Medieval Period, Later Byzantine, and Post-Byzantine Periods. www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/music
SACRED SONGS: Studies in Byzantine Hymnography by Eva Catafygiotu Topping
This book brings together seventeen important studies that examine in detail the richness of Byzantine Hymns. The author describes Byzantine Hymnographers, including significant women hymnographers. Her chapters analyze Orthodox hymns for major feast days, Lent and Holy Week, and specific saints.
Light & Life Publishing
P.O. Box 26421, Minneapolis, MN 55426-04211
ST. ANTHONY’S GREEK ORTHODOX MONASTERY
EZ Psaltica Byzantine Music Font
The free “EZ Psaltica” Byzantine music font package is similar to the “ED Psaltica” fonts available at cmkon.org But it has been perfected and also expanded to include several ancient symbols, such as the oxeia, tsakisma, etc., as well as the special “n’s” for the kratema and the necessary markings for “syneptygmenos” rhythm. The program’s macros automatically adjust the relative note positions for a professional look, and can also instantly make all the appropriate symbols red. http://stanthonysmonastery.org/music/ByzMusicFonts.html
ST. GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
A forty-page book that has translations and explanations of the major liturgical hymns of the Liturgy. It is meant to enlighten our non Greek parishioners and for those who do not understand the written or spoken Greek language. Sharing the historical and theolog¬ical meaning of our hymns that express, poetically, messages about our faith has been long overdue. All of our melodies are like a tapestry rich in history and theological concepts and should not remain a mystery.
Contact: Eva Marie Davis
4308 Sashabaw, Waterford, MI 48329 248-673-0296
ZERVOS, REV. GEORGE S.
The Sacred Preparatory Services for the Celebration of the Divine Liturgy
Contains the following:
- The complete order of the Kairos, Vesting and Preparation of the Precious Gifts Services for the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostoms, Saint Basileios and the Pre-sanctified Gifts.
- Teleturgial rank to be followed by all clergy and the celebrant’s spiritual preparation.
- The complete order to be followed during the Orthros, when a Hierarch is to preside at the Divine Liturgy.
- Post-Communion prayers.
- Depiction of vestments for Deacon, Priest and Hierarch.
- Order of Unvesting for all Clergy.
- Dismissals for the whole liturgical year—for the Lord, the Theotokos, the Holy Cross and all Feastdays.
- Complete rubrics in English and in Modern Greek, following the standard liturgical punctuation in Greek (grave accents).
- Vocabulary list, endnotes and traditional recipe for Prosforon.
Hardcover, Greek/English, 12 point type, 275 pages: Icons and illustrations, red and black ink. Size: 7” X 10”, attached ribbon.
Rev. George S. Zervos
286 Shadyside Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750 716-763-2627