The is the first CD release of the Evangeline Singers, founded and conducted
by Anna. It is available now, just in time for Christmas gift-giving and
The CD features excerpts from the Gallos settings of Christmas Day Orthros and Propers for the Divine Liturgy of the Greek Orthodox Church and Traditional Carols Sung in Greek and English, including:
The CD is available now. Costs are:
$12.00 each (Shipping and Handling Included)
$10.00 each for orders of 20 or more (Shipping and Handling Included)
I've attached Anna's flyer should you wish to distribute it to choir members, your book sotre, and others in yur parish. Please contact me if you have trouble opening it. Sometimes your emai programs don't allow you to accept attachements from a group email, but yes from a perosnla email.
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Evangeline Music Press
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Christmas at the Cathedral
" A Christmas Program of Lessons and Carols"
Sunday, December 17, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Charlotte, North Carolina
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Choir
Philip Thevaos, Music Director
Holy Trinity Sunday School Students and Teachers
Joanna Pitsikoulis, Artistic Director
Irina Monzolevskaya, Organ Artemisia Thevaos, Keyboard
Chris Johns, Cello Liles Fielding, Trumpet
Alex Johns, Percussion
Fr. Michael Varvarelis, Fr. Efsthathios Varvarelis, Officiating
IRVINE CA, LOS ANGELES, and the PACIFIC NORTHWEST: December 9 - January
Cappella Romana, under the direction of Alexander Lingas, is presenting several concerts in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum for their exhibit, "Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai."
MOUNT SINAI: THE FRONTIER OF BYZANTIUM
Medieval Byzantine chant for St. Catherine and Christmastide from St. Catherine's
Monastery, Mt. Sinai, Egypt. This program features music for the Vespers of St.
Catherine in the first half, and the Play of the Three Children in the Furnace
in the second. The liturgical drama in the second half was performed in the weeks
leading up to Christmas in late Byzantium as part of the commemorations of Old
Testament heros. The Three Children were thrown into the furnace by King Nebuchadnezzar
(Nabuchodonosor) for refusing to worship his idol. They were saved and cared
for by an angel, depicted as the Archangel Michael in a Sinaite icon on display
in the current Getty exhibition. The concert schedules are as follows:
Irvine, CA: Sat, Dec 9, 2006, at 8:00 pm
St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine
Los Angeles, CA: Sun, Dec 10, 2006, at 3:00 pm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Portland: Fri, Jan 12, 2007, at 8:00 pm
St Mary's Cathedral, 1716 NW Davis St
Seattle: Sat, Jan 13, 2007, at 8:00 pm
Holy Rosary Church, 4139 42nd Ave SW
Order your tickets today by calling 503.236.8202 or toll-free 866.822.7735.
For more information: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to Cappella's website: http://www.cappellaromana.org/frames1.htm
This resource was compiled by the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Musicians. Questions may be addressed to: Vicki Pappas, National Chairman, 3814 Regents Circle, Bloomington, IN 47401, Phone: 812-855-8248. Email: email@example.com. However, for ordering and pricing information, please contact the listed publisher directly.
The Akathist Hymn
Contains all the music necessary for the five Heretismoi services. The Heirmoi and Troparia for all the odes are in English, written in a Byzantine melody and ison style that can be sung alternately by men and women. Contains Greek and English versions of To Prostachthen, Ti Ipermacho, and Tin Oreotita, written in traditional SATB style. Also includes Greek and English versions of Here Nymphi Animfevte, Aliluia and the Gospel responses for the first Friday. The English text is that of the Pittsburgh Diocese Clergy Syndesmos.
Mr. Emanuel H. Creekus, PO Box 438 Massillon, OH 44648-0438.
The Salutations to the Virgin Mary (Heretismoi)
The Kanon (Anixo to Stoma Mou) preceding the Akathist Hymn is written in three-voice texture. The melody is sung by male and female voices accompanies by ison. Also inlcudes: To Prostahthen, Ti Ipermaho (three arrangements), the Bortniansky Theodorides minor Kyrie Eleison with tenor or soprano obbligato, and Tin Oreotita. Greek text and English phonetics.
Evangeline Music Press, Chatterton Apartments, 1 Baratra Court # 103, Timonium, MD 21093-1860 410/308-0188 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (MW13)
English Translation, Western Notation. Cassette available. http://sgpm.goarch.org/Monastery/index.php?p=31
Hieromonk Seraphim Dedes, c/o St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, PO Box 206, Haysville, OH 44838 419/368-5335 E-mail: email@example.com
The Akathist Hymn (2001)
For mixed voices, in Greek.
Mr. Stelio Scordilis, 750 Kaheka St. #1006, Honolulu, HI 96814 808/955-0433
Odes from the Salutations
The eight odes sung during the Friday night services of Lent, in both modern and King James English. Includes a melodic line with ison, and also a harmonized version. The texts correspond exactly to the accents and meters of the Greek texts, and can be sung with any melodic lines that fit the Greek, syllable for syllable. http://www.geocities.com/takistan/
Mrs. Nancy Takis, 1900 Burkley Rd., Williamston, MI 48895 517/655-2060
Anastasimatarion (Sunday) Orthros and Vespers
A transcription of Byzantine chant into western notation by John Velon. Additional transcriptions that are available: Akathistos - Greek or English
St. George Publishing House, c/o John Velon, 4216 35th Avenue, Moline, Ill. 61265. Phone: 309 762-3186. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Street, Crown Point, IN 46307-1914. Phone: 216-663-2276. Email: FrEv@Juno.com
Lamentations (in Western Notation)
Lamentation Music for Good Friday
This new, fourth revised edition contains some English verses for 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
Evangeline Music Press, Chatterton Apartments, 1 Baratra Court # 103, Timonium, MD 21093-1860. Phone: 410-308-0188. E-mail: email@example.com
Orthodox Hymns in English
Includes the Lamentations, among other feast day hymns. Used in the Antiochian Archdiocese. Printed in 1939. Michael Gelsinger later became a priest and died at the Greek Orthodox Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Brookline, MA.
The Bookstore, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 358 Mountain Road, PO Box 5238, Englewood, NJ, 07631-5238. 201-871-1355. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orthros of Holy And Great Saturday
music for the service of Holy Friday evening including Theos Kyrios and opening
troparia (Greek & English), katavasias of the canon (English), the
Encomia/Lamentations (Greek & English), Evlogitaria (Greek & English),
the Praises (English only), Great Doxology and procession (Greek &
English), the litanies (Greek & English), the prokimena and readings
(English only). 132 pages. Includes a copy of the Engomia texts in a format
suitable for copying and distribution to the congregation.
Kevin Lawrence, 4132 Snyder Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Phone: 336-784-5128. E-mail: KJLawrence@aol.com
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.
Exohos Music Company, 3625 Lakeview Ct. NE, Rochester, MN 55906. Phone: 507/288‑3379
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. Includes authentic Byzantine melodies, provided by Metropolitan Maximos; however, the translations can be sung easily with any of the traditional melodies and musical arrangements. http://www.geocities.com/takistan
Mrs. Nancy Takis, 1900 Burkley Rd., Williamston, MI 48895 517/655-2060 E-mail: email@example.com
Holy Monday (Palm Sunday Evening)
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MB-HolyMonday.pdf. (Text and Byzantine Notation)
Holy Tuesday (Monday Evening)
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MB-HolyTuesday.pdf. (Text and Byzantine Notation)
Holy Wednesday (Tuesday Evening)
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MB-HolyWednesday.pdf. (Text and Byzantine Notation)
Holy Week Selections
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MB-HolyWeekSelections.pdf. (Byzantine Notation)
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MW-HolyWeekSelections.pdf. (Text and Western Notation)
Lenten Vesper Music
Holy Week Music Training CDs
This set of 3 CDs contains the music
for the Bridegroom Services of Holy Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday translated
and chanted by Fr. Seraphim Dedes (and Dr. Nick Giannoukakis for Holy
Wednesday). It also includes the Holy Friday (i.e. Thursday evening) Passion
Service of the Twelve Gospels, with Fr. Seraphim chanting his musical settings
of the texts from "Holy Week and Easter" by Fr. George Papadeas. Disc
3 also includes PDF files of all the music in Byzantine Notation (and Western
Notation for Holy Thursday evening), as well as a copy of all audio tracks in
St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, Fr. Seraphim Dedes, c/o Holy Cross Seminary, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA 02445. Prepaid orders only. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anastasimatarion (Sunday) Orthros and Vespers
Holy Week: Includes all hymns for all the services of the week starting with Palm Sunday night through the Sunday Agape service. Greek only. 578 pages in length.
St. George Publishing House, c/o John Velon, 4216 35th Avenue, Moline, Ill. 61265, 309 762-3186. Email: email@example.com
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: Holy Week services: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Easter.
Zes Press, 2503 Booksin Ave., San Jose, CA 95125. Phone: 408-723-0640. E-mail: tzes@SBCglobal.net
The SFGOCM is pleased to announce the availability of a new CD entitled "Rejoice O Queen". This CD is a collection of hymns dedicated to the Theotokos performed by the St Romanos Chorale, a Pan-Orthodox group under the able direction of Dr. William Attra of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Houston TX. Funds from the sale of this CD will be used to further the mission of the St. Romanos Chorale which is to reach out to non-Orthodox people with the music of Orthodoxy. They offer concerts at no cost at major universities and non-orthodox churches and other venues. The CD is priced at $18 and a copy can be ordered as follows:
The following are some recent examples of educational opportunities offered in the Archdiocese whose purpose has been to increase the knowledge of Greek Orthodox church musicians, other Orthodox faithful, and non-Orthodox inquirers about Byzantine Chant:
The following are examples of some of the individuals who teach courses related to Byzantine music at academic institutions in America:
The following are some recent examples of works of Byzantine Chant that have been transcribed by Greek Orthodox church musicians in America for chanters and choirs:
The following are some recent examples of recent print publications about
Byzantine Chant developed by Greek Orthodox church musicians in America:
The following are some recent examples of web-based and electronic instructional materials related to Byzantine Chant developed by Greek Orthodox church musicians in America:
The following are some recent examples of recordings that have been produced by Greek Orthodox church musicians in America that have featured Byzantine Chant:
The following are some recent examples of concerts that have been recently performed in parishes and other venues in the Archdiocese that have featured Byzantine Chant:
The following are examples of other activities related to the development and perpetuation of Byzantine Chant in the Archdiocese of America:
Prepared by Dr. Vicki Pappas, National Chairman
National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians
For His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios
May 30, 2005
the Southeastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs and Musicians
THE DIVINE LITURGY FOR CHOIR, VOLUME 1
Along with complete music for the Divine Liturgy, this volume includes:
3 settings of the Great Doxology 5 settings of the trisagion Festal substitutions for the trisagion 4 settings of the cherubic hymn 2 complete settings of the anaphora The megalynaria for Palm Sunday, Pentecost, Christmas, the Lenten and Paschal seasons All possible substitutions for the second antiphon (Soson imas) on Sunday Music for the hierarchical liturgy. The major source for the English text is the provisional pan-Orthodox translation developed for SCOBA and based on the translation by the faculty of Holy Cross School of Theology. All settings presented both in Greek and English.
241 pages. Price: $25.00 plus postage
THE DIVINE LITURGY FOR CHOIR, VOLUME 2 (2008)
This supplement to the 1996 volume includes:
The extended melody of the Trisagion, with Dynamis Hierarchical versions of Ton Stavron Su and Osi Is Hriston The Alleluia and Gospel responses in the 8 tones 5 Cherubic Hymns 3 settings of the Anaphora All megalynaria not included in Volume 1 Psalms and other music for use during Communion Music for the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, Music for artoclasia, ordinations, and the elevation of the cross English translations match those used in Volume 1.
247 pages. Price: $25.00 plus postage
DIVINE LITURGY RECORDING
A recording of the Greek and English choral settings by Kevin Lawrence, sung by the choirs of the Southeastern Federation under the direction of the composerat the 24th Conference of the Southeastern Federation, Greensboro, NC, June 25, 2000, Bishop Alexios of Atlanta presiding, with diocesan clergy and Rev. Fr. Alkiviades Calivas. CD
Price: $18.00 This price includes postage
The above are available from SEF Publications Chairman
215 Medoc Lane, Moore, SC 39369
email: 2La@bellsouth.net "
Other Publications and recordings of Music by Kevin Lawrence The following are available from
4132 Snyder Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27127
PREPARE THE FEAST: A CD OF MUSIC FROM THE DIVINE LITURGY
Sung by the choir of Dormition of the Theotokos, Greensboro, NC, this CD was professionally recorded in cooperation with the Southeastern Federation. Includes extensive selections from the first volume of the Lawrence Liturgy book, as well as beloved feast day hymns from Lawrence's Apokitikia and Kontakia and Kinonika collections.
Price: $15.00 plus postage
THE DIVINE LITURGY: A HYMNAL IN GREEK AND ENGLISH
An outgrowth of the hymnal chosen by the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians for use at the 1996 Clergy Laity Congress, this is a book designed to encourage congregational participation. The volume contains the text of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom with familiar melodies for congregational singing, a comprehensive section of seasonal apolitikia, kontakia, megalynaria and koinonkia, as well as hymns for Vespers, Salutations, Wedding and Memorial services. Greek and English are presented on facing pages throughout. 9"x 6" Lexatone or hardcover binding 366 pages Price for Lexatone binding: $10.00 plus postage Price for hardcover binding: $12.75 plus postage 50 to 99 copies: deduct $1 per book from above prices 100 or more copies: deduct $2 per book from above prices
APOLITIKIA AND KONTAKIA
Choral settings in Greek and English This volume contains choral settings of the eight Sunday resurrectional hymns in Greek and English; complete apolitikia in English for the 12 Great Feasts and Sundays of the Lenten, Paschal and Christmas seasons; apolitikia for the major feasts in Greek; complete seasonal kontakia in English, with most in Greek also. 184 pages. Price: $23.50 plus postage
Communion Hymns in Greek and English This book contains complete Greek and English settings of communion hymns for the Lenten and Paschal seasons, for all feast days and for weekday liturgies, plus five settings of the Sunday communion hymn Anite/Praise the Lord from the heavens and three settings of Soma Hristu/Receive the body of Christ. 83 pages.
Price: $13.50 plus postage
SERVICES FOR THE DEPARTED
Choral settings in Greek and English by Kevin Lawrence This volume contains the Memorial and Trisagion services in Greek and English, the complete funeral service in English, and hymns for the Divine Liturgy sung on the Saturdays of Souls. 89 pages.
Price: $14.00 plus postage
ORTHROS OF HOLY AND GREAT SATURDAY (THE LAMENTATIONS)
This book contains choral music for the service of Holy Friday evening including the opening troparia, the katavasias of the canon, the Encomia in Greek & English (with music repeated for each verse), the Evlogitaria, the Praises, the Great Doxology and procession litanies, the prokimena and readings, and the final litanies. The price includes a copy of the Encomia texts in a format suitable for copying and distribution to the congregation. 130 pages.
Price: $17.50 plus postage
THE WEDDING SERVICE
Choral Music in Greek and English This is a bilingual setting of this service on facing pages, as well as choral selections for use before the service and for the bridal procession. 43 pages.
Price: $9.25 plus postage
THE TROPARION OF KASSIANE
Bilingual settings for Orthros of the Bridegroom sung on the evening of Holy and Great Tuesday. Includes choral settings of the Alleluia and Apolikition, the Exapostilarion and the celebrated troparion of Kassiani the Nun in Greek and English, plus an English setting of Kassiani with melody and ison only.
Price: $9.00 plus postage.