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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #450 on: November 30, 2018, 04:31:10 PM »
Today's concert in Balamand (Lebanon) of the pre-Nativity hymns (plus some Nativity and Epiphany ones):
https://www.facebook.com/iot.balamand/videos/1439715046158860
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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #451 on: December 11, 2018, 10:00:37 AM »
Stichera in Greek, female chant, for the Entrance of the Theotokos feast:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNYAswmRYPg
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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #452 on: December 23, 2018, 05:00:53 AM »
The extended 1st Ode of the Nativity Katavasias in Mode 1st after Balasios the Priest (second half of 17th c.), chanted by Gregory Anastasiou:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_9cmkD76wU (~35 min.)

ᾨδή Α
Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, δοξάσατε· Χριστὸς ἐξ οὐρανῶν, ἀπαντήσατε· Χριστὸς ἐπὶ γῆς, ὑψώθητε· ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ ἀνυμνήσατε, λαοί, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Ode 1st
Christ is born, give ye glory; Christ cometh from heaven, meet ye Him; Christ is on earth, be ye exalted; O all the earth, sing unto the Lord, and sing praises in gladness, O ye people, for He hath been glorified.

The slow Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Nativity Katavasias in Mode 1st as it's traditionally chanted on Mount Athos (the composer is unknown); the chanter is fr. Ignatios (Riganas):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bqF_b9IsBk

-Μεγάλυνον, ψυχή μου, τήν τιμιωτέραν καί ἐνδοξοτέραν τῶν ἄνω στρατευμάτων.
Μυστήριον ξένον ὁρῶ καὶ παράδοξον! Oὐρανὸν τὸ σπήλαιον· θρόνον χερουβικὸν τὴν Παρθένον· τὴν φάτνην χωρίον, ἐν ᾧ ἀνεκλίθη ὁ ἀχώρητος, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὃν ἀνυμνοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

-O my soul, magnify her who is greater in honour and in glory than the armies of heaven.
I see here a strange and paradoxical mystery. For, behold, the grotto is heaven; cherubic throne is the Virgin; the manger a grand space in which Christ our God the uncontainable reclined as a babe; Whom in extolling do we magnify.
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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #453 on: January 06, 2019, 10:37:57 AM »
Doxastikon from the 9th hour of the Theophany Royal Hours after Iakovos the Protopsaltis (+1800) in Mode Pl. of 1st chanted antiphonally by the Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ Panagiotis Neochoritis and the Archon Lampadarios of the Great Church of Christ Stylianos Flikos (live recording, Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George in Istanbul (Constantinople), 2018):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMM6pc0LQZY

(Δόξα...
Καὶ νῦν...)
Τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἁψαμένην, τὴν ἀκήρατον κορυφὴν τοῦ Δεσπότου.
Μεθ’ ἧς καὶ δακτύλῳ αὐτόν ἡμῖν καθυπέδειξας.
Ἔπαρον ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, Βαπτιστά, ὡς παῤῥησίαν ἔχων πολλήν.
Kαὶ γὰρ μείζων τῶν Προφητῶν ἁπάντων, ὑπ’ αὐτοῦ μεμαρτύρησαι.
Tοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου πάλιν δέ, τοὺς τὸ Πανάγιον Πνεῦμα κατιδόντας.
Ὡς ἐν εἴδει περιστερᾶς κατελθόν.
Άναπέτασον πρὸς αὐτὸν Βαπτιστά, ἵλεων ἡμῖν ἀπεργασάμενος.
Καὶ δεῦρο στῆθι μεθ’ ἡμῶν.
Καὶ δεῦρο στῆθι μεθ’ ἡμῶν.
Καὶ δεῦρο στῆθι μεθ’ ἡμῶν, ἐπισφραγίζων τὸν ὕμνον, καὶ προεξάρχων τῆς πανηγύρεως.

(Glory...
Both now...)
Thy hand which touched the head of the Master, free of corruption.
Τhe same with which thou didst point Him to us by the pointing of the finger.
Raise thou it to Him for our sakes, O Forerunner. Thou hast attained great favor.
Since it was testified of thee by Him that thou art the greatest of all the Prophets.
And thine eyes also, which did behold the All Holy Spirit.
Descending in the likeness of a dove.
Raise to Him, O Baptizer, granting mercy for us.
Come, thou, and stand with us.
Come, thou, and stand with us.
Come, thou, and stand with us concluding our praise and beginning the celebration of the Feast.

Τhe Calophonic Heirmos from the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ "A Star has already dawned' in Mode 1st after Gregory the Protopsaltis (+1822), with kratima after Peter the Peloponnesian (+1778), chanted by the Byzantine Choir "Theodore Phocaeus" (live recording 11/12/2016):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Gm6R_uSIA

Ἄστρον ἤδη ἀνατέταλκεν, ἐκ φυλῆς Ἰοῦδα, ὅπερ ἐπιγνόντες, Βασιλείς κινήσεις, ἀνατολῶν ποιοῦνται, καὶ φθᾶσαι ἐπείγονται, ὄπως θεάσωνται Χριστόν, ἐν Βηθλεέμ σαρκί τικτόμενον.

A Star has already dawned from the tribe of Juda; knowing which Kings of the East are moving and hastening to arrive that they may contemplate Christ, Who is being brought to birth in the flesh in Bethlehem.

(Merry Christmas to our brethren who follow the traditional calendar)
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Τέχνη μελουργός, σούς ἀγασθεῖσα κρότους
Πρώτην νέμει σοὶ τάξιν, ὦ τῆς ἀξίας
Ἦχος ὁ πρῶτος μουσική κληθείς τέχνη
Πρῶτος παρ'ἡμῶν εὐλογείσθω τοῖς λόγοις.
Τὰ πρῶτα πρῶτε τῶν καλῶν λαχῶν φέρεις
Πρωτεῖα νίκης πανταχοῦ πάντων ἔχεις.