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Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« on: December 05, 2008, 09:41:08 PM »
Here you go!

I hope that you will like my style of chanting this melody in English.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfMkYDts_WA

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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 10:23:00 PM »
Could you tell me where you got the music for this in english?  DO you have anything else from Pringos in English? 
I got nothing.
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 10:32:23 PM »
Could you tell me where you got the music for this in english?  DO you have anything else from Pringos in English? 

He probably got it from the Divine Liturgy Project at St. Anthony's.

Here you go!

I hope that you will like my style of chanting this melody in English.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfMkYDts_WA

In Christ,
SBDK

Well done, sir.  You made my evening.
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 10:34:22 PM »
Here you go!

I hope that you will like my style of chanting this melody in English.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfMkYDts_WA

In Christ,
SBDK

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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 10:41:39 PM »
That was beautiful
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 10:57:23 PM »
I got it from the Divine Liturgy Project at St. Anthony's.

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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2008, 11:50:28 PM »
Thank you for doing that. Well done!! :)
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008, 11:51:30 PM »
You are welcome. Does it sound like the Greek melody?

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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2008, 11:35:55 AM »
Sorry, I am incorrigible...:) To me, this sounds very much like what a "muedzin" sings from a "minaret" of a mosque, calling the faithful to a "namaz." Very Oriental... I personally have a lot more aesthetic fulfillment when I hear a European-style music of the Baroque and post-Baroque epoch. That's what influenced the "Kyiv chant" of the 17-th century and that's what shaped the tunes and harmonies that I hear in a present-day Ukrainian Orthodox church (http://www.cdbynet.net/mass_ukrainian.html). Please don't take it as "Greek-bashing" or something, it's just what I was brought up on, and that's what is beautiful to me.
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 04:59:49 PM »
May I ask if it was the axion esti in the 2nd mode? (because the video is no longer available).
This is the axion estin chanted by him (he's probably in his late 60's, shortly before his death-he died 72 years old)
http://www.music-art.gr/images/stories/articles/110-AudioTrack%2010.mp3


 
« Last Edit: December 07, 2008, 05:10:14 PM by Apostolos »
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 07:35:46 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N66L3HMutk

I wonder if someone can edit the post above and add this link.

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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2008, 05:04:10 AM »
I guess this is your video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DSsGGFAAN0

Quote from: kelfar
Does it sound like the Greek melody?
Yes it does. Impressive job, well done!

Axion Estin in the Plagal of the 1st Mode, composed by Pringos chanted by Michael Kalaitzis
http://www.houpas.net/music/AxionEstin_PLA_MKalaitzis.ra
Axion Estin in the Plagal of the 1st Mode, composed by Pringos chanted by John Klonaridis
http://www.ieropsaltis.com/music/Axion_PLA_GKlonaridis.ra

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« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 05:09:37 AM by Apostolos »
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2008, 12:22:44 PM »
You are welcome. Does it sound like the Greek melody?

Yes, it does.  There are variances in the St. Anthony's melody from the original, solely for the purpose of matching emphases to the now-translated words (i.e. transcription changes).  But the yfos (style, mannerism) is like the Greek.
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2008, 12:25:31 PM »
Sorry, I am incorrigible...:) To me, this sounds very much like what a "muedzin" sings from a "minaret" of a mosque, calling the faithful to a "namaz." Very Oriental... I personally have a lot more aesthetic fulfillment when I hear a European-style music of the Baroque and post-Baroque epoch. That's what influenced the "Kyiv chant" of the 17-th century and that's what shaped the tunes and harmonies that I hear in a present-day Ukrainian Orthodox church (http://www.cdbynet.net/mass_ukrainian.html). Please don't take it as "Greek-bashing" or something, it's just what I was brought up on, and that's what is beautiful to me.

Unfortunately for us, this association is because of the Turkish adoption of the dominant music of the region - i.e. they borrowed it from us.  I suppose I'm disappointed due to the circumstances that lead you to feel this way, not the fact that you do.
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Re: Axion Estin - It is truly Right (Constantine Pringos) in English
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 03:09:46 PM »
Very beautiful indeed.
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