Liturgical Music Resources

The Orthodox Musical Tradition is very rich with beauty and meaning. No two services in the same year are the same.

Still, our services are meant to be liturgies (works of the people) and not performances we attend and observe.

Thus, in hopes of encouraging our parish to become more involved in the music of the services, we have put together this page as a resource for our parishioners to prepare for our services throughout the year.

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Divine Liturgy

Divine Liturgy Booklet

PDF (text and music)

 

Great Litany

a. Tone 8, simplified: audio file

b. Antiochian (expanded): Sheet music, audio file

Only Begotten:

Audio file

Beatitudes, tone 5:

Sheet music, audio file

Trisagion, Tone 5 (Romanian melody):

Audio file

Cherubic Hymn, tone 5:

Sheet music, audio file

Anaphora, tone 5:

Sheet music, audio file

Hymn to the Theotokos:

a. Tone 5: sheet music, audio file
b. Tone 8: sheet music, audio file

 

Resurrectional Troparia BYZANTINE

Tone 1: PDFaudio file
Tone 2: PDFaudio file
Tone 3: PDFaudio file
Tone 4: PDFaudio file
Tone 5: PDFaudio file
Tone 6: PDFaudio file
Tone 7: PDFaudio file
Tone 8: PDFaudio file

Resurrectional Troparia OBIKHOD

PDF (all tones); audio file (all tones)


Kontakion of the Annunciation, tone 8:

Audio file

00:00 / 01:05
00:00 / 01:33
00:00 / 01:10
00:00 / 01:02
00:00 / 02:20
00:00 / 02:33
00:00 / 04:02
00:00 / 04:07
00:00 / 01:30
00:00 / 01:16
00:00 / 01:07
00:00 / 00:55
00:00 / 00:57
00:00 / 00:57
00:00 / 01:07
00:00 / 00:53
00:00 / 05:13
00:00 / 05:13
00:00 / 01:36
 

Vespers

Great Vespers as a Reader's Service:

PDF (text and music)

 

Beginner's formulae for the Byzantine tones: 

PDF (text and music)

 

BLESSED IS THE MAN, tone 8: 

PDF; audio file

LORD, I HAVE CRIED (V. Hadjinikolaou, audio and music sheet):

Tone 1: PDF, audio file
Tone 2: PDF, audio file
Tone 3: PDF, audio file
Tone 4: PDF, audio file
Tone 5: PDF, audio file
Tone 6: PDF, audio file
Tone 7: PDF, audio file
Tone 8: PDF, audio file

Lord, I have cried (B. Kazan sheet music):

Tone 1

Tone 2

Tone 3

Tone 4

Tone 5

Tone 6

Tone 7

Tone 8

Gladsome Light (Byzantine, tone 2):

PDF, audio file

Gladsome Light (Russian, by Dvoretsky): 

PDF (text and music)

PROKEIMENON for Saturday evening (Byzantine, tone 6): 

PDF (text and music)

PROKEIMENON for Saturday evening (Russian, tone 6): 

PDF (text and music)

Hymn of St. Symeon (Byzantine, tone 6): 

PDF (text and music)

Hymn of St. Symeon (Russian, by Archanghelsky): 

PDF (text and music)

00:00 / 01:45
00:00 / 02:16
00:00 / 02:05
00:00 / 01:17
00:00 / 01:32
00:00 / 01:55
00:00 / 02:22
00:00 / 02:18
00:00 / 02:02
00:00 / 04:40

Orthros (Matins)

Sunday Orthros (Matins), text and music: 

PDF (text and music)

 

Doxology, tone 1:

PDF (text and music)

 
Sheet Music for the singing of Psalms

Psalm 1-3, tone 8: PDF

Psalm 22, tone 5; PDF

Psalm 33, tone 1: PDF

Psalm 102, Russian tone 1: PDF

Psalm 145, Russian tone 1: PDF

Psalm 135, tone 5: PDF

Psalm 135, multiple tones: PDF

Psalm Composite of Thanksgiving, tone 5: PDF

Psalm 148+149, tone 3: PDF

Great Lent, Great Week, & Pascha

GREAT LENT:
Text and music for Week 2

PDF (text and music)

 
Lenten Litany, tone 5

PDF (text and music)

 
Now the Powers (the Cherubic Hymn for Presanctified Liturgy), tone 5

PDF (text and music)

OR: an alternative, a very, very simple version
PDF (text and music)
 
O, Taste and See, tone 5

PDF (text and music)

 
HOLY WEEK:
Alleluia + Behold the Bridegroom + When the Glorious Disciples + Bridal Chamber:

PDF (text and music)

Audio file (Behold the Bridegroom)

Audio file (When the Glorious Disciples)

 
The Twelve Passion Gospels:

PDF (text and music)
 

Joseph with Nicodemus:

PDF, audio file


The Noble Joseph:

PDF, audio file

 

Let us bless Joseph:

PDF (text and music)


Lamentations:

PDF

Audio file (First Stasis) 

Audio file (Second Stasis)

Audio file (Third Stasis)
 

PASCHA:
Paschal Stichera ("Let God Arise"):

Znameny Chant PDF, audio file


Paschal Troparion ("Christ is Risen!"):

PDF

Audio file (Byzantine)

Audio file (Russian)

Audio file(Romanian)


The Day of Resurrection:

PDF (text and music)

 

Akathist, "Glory to God for All Things" Canon: 

PDF

00:00 / 02:54
00:00 / 04:26
00:00 / 02:20
00:00 / 02:42
00:00 / 02:52
00:00 / 03:28
00:00 / 03:54
00:00 / 00:52
00:00 / 02:01
 
 
 

Additional Resources in Orthodox Music

BYZANTINE

 

RUSSIAN FOUR-PART HARMONY