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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #90 on: November 08, 2014, 07:46:27 PM »
Communion hymn (composed by Anthony the Priest) of the feast of the synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all the bodiless powers chanted by the Orthodox Byzantine Choir (Mode 1st):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TlLZ5SYM7w

Ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς ἀγγέλους Aὐτοῦ πνεύματα καὶ τοὺς λειτουργούς Aὐτοῦ πυρός φλόγα. Ἀλληλούια
He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire. Alleluia
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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #91 on: November 10, 2014, 07:54:52 AM »
The Supplicatory Canon to St. Nektarios chanted by the nuns of the Holy Trinity/St. Nektarios Monastery, Aegina, Greece:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vECZEqBAwJo
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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #92 on: November 18, 2014, 06:34:05 PM »
The Trisagion Hymn (with Dynamis) of Ioannis Palassis (Mode 1st):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Be80M_ORek

Chanted by the Choir of Athanasios Paivanas

The Athonite Trisagion Hymn (with Dynamis, Mode 3rd):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2f45MIMZF4

Chanted by the Simonopetra Monks

The Dynamis of Simon Avagiannos (Mode 2nd);
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRGPtz9S5Hk

Chanted by Panagiotis Neochoritis (!!!)

The Dynamis of Thrasybulus Stanitsas (Mode Ferahnak aka 4th Phthoric):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McwMdeFng4w

Chanted by Charilaos Taliadoros (!!!) and Dimitris Galanis (live recording 1992)
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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #93 on: December 24, 2014, 12:30:18 PM »
Ode 1st of the Nativity, chanted by the Karakalou (Mt. Athos) monks, live recording, Christmas 2003:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnG6H32CSdE

4 Idiomela of the Royal Hours on the Eve of the Nativity, chanted by the Vatopedi (Mt. Athos) monks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDf_lX9IP8Y
1st Hour
Mode Pl. 4th
Poem by St. Sophronios Patriarch of Jerusalem
Βηθλεὲμ ἑτοιμάζου· εὐτρεπιζέσθω ἡ φάτνη· τὸ Σπήλαιον δεχέσθω, ἡ ἀλήθεια ἦλθεν· ἡ σκιὰ παρέδραμε· καὶ Θεὸς ἀνθρώποις, ἐκ Παρθένου πεφανέρωται, μορφωθείς τὸ καθ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ θεώσας τὸ πρόσλημμα. Διὸ Ἀδὰμ ἀνανεοῦται σὺν τῇ Εὔᾳ, κράζοντες· Ἐπὶ γῆς εὐδοκία ἐπεφάνη, σῶσαι τὸ γένος ἡμῶν.

Bethlehem, make ready, let the manger be beautifully adorned; cave, receive, the Truth is come! The shadow has passed away, and God has appeared to men out of the Virgin, having been formed like us and deifying the flesh. Wherefore, Adam is renewed with Eve, crying out: Goodwill has appeared on earth to save our race.

Mode Pl. 4th
Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...
Τάδε λέγει Ἰωσὴφ πρὸς τὴν Παρθένον· Μαρία, τὶ τὸ δρᾶμα τοῦτο, ὃ ἐν σοὶ τεθέαμαι; ἀπορῶ καὶ ἐξίσταμαι, καὶ τὸν νοῦν καταπλήττομαι! Λάθρα τοίνυν ἀπ' ἐμοῦ, γενοῦ ἐν τάχει. Μαρία, τὶ τὸ δρᾶμα τοῦτο, ὃ ἐν σοὶ τεθέαμαι; ἀντὶ τιμῆς αἰσχύνην, ἀντ' εὐφροσύνης, τὴν λύπην, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐπαινεῖσθαι, τὸν ψόγον μοι προσήγαγες. Οὐκ ἔτι φέρω λοιπόν, τὸ ὄνειδος ἀνθρώπων· ὑπὸ γὰρ Ἱερέων ἐκ τοῦ ναοῦ, ὡς ἄμεμπτον Κυρίου σὲ παρέλαβον· καὶ τὶ τὸ ὁρώμενον;

Glory...Now and ever...
Thus spoke Joseph to the Virgin: "Mary, what is this doing that I behold in you? I am perplexed and astonished, and my mind is horrified! Therefore, secretly and swiftly be gone from me. Mary, what is this doing that I see in you? Instead of honor, shame; instead of gladness, sorrow; instead of praise, you have brought me reproof. No longer shall I bear the reproach of men, for from the priests, out of the temple of the Lord, I have taken you as one who is blameless; and what does this appear to be?"

3rd Hour
Mode Pl. 2nd
Poem by St. Sophronios Patriarch of Jerusalem
Οὗτος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, οὐ λογισθήσεται ἕτερος πρὸς αὐτόν, ὁ τεχθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, καὶ τοῖς ἀνθρώποις συναναστραφείς. Φάτνῃ πενιχρᾷ Υἱὸς μονογενής, κείμενος ὁρᾶται βροτός· καὶ σπαργάνοις πλέκεται, ὁ τῆς δόξης Κύριος, καὶ Μάγους ἀστὴρ μηνύει, εἰς αὐτοῦ προσκύνησιν, καὶ ἡμεῖς μελῳδοῦμεν·Τριὰς Ἁγία, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἠμών.

This is our God, none other can be compared to Him; it is He Who was born of the Virgin and dwelt among men. Laid in a poor manger, the only-begotten Son appeared as mortal man, and the Lord of glory is wrapped in swaddling clothes. The star calls the Magi to His adoration. Let us also chant: Holy Trinity, save our souls.

Mode 3rd
Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι
Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τούς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων ἀμήν
Ἰωσήφ, εἰπὲ ἡμῖν, πῶς ἐκ τὼν ἁγίων ἣν παρέλαβες Κόρην, ἔγκυον φέρεις ἐν Βηθλεέμ; Ἐγὼ φησι, τοὺς Προφήτας ἐρευνήσας, καὶ χρηματισθεὶς ὑπὸ Ἀγγέλου, πέπεισμαι, ὅτι Θεὸν γεννήσει ἡ Μαρία ἀνερμηνεύτως· οὗ εἰς προσκύνησιν, Μάγοι ἐξ Ἀνατολῶν ἥξουσι, σὺν δώροις τιμίοις λατρεύοντες. Ὁ σαρκωθεὶς δι' ἡμᾶς, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.

Glory to the Father nad to the Son and the Holy Spirit
Now and ever and to the ages of ages amen
Tell us, Joseph, how is it that you bring to Bethlehem, great with Child, the Maiden whom you have taken from the sanctuary? "I have searched the prophets," said he, "and have received tidings from an angel, and I am persuaded that Mary shall ineffably give birth to God, Whom Magi from the East shall come to worship, doing homage with precious gifts." Lord, Who was incarnate for our sake, glory to You.
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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #94 on: January 22, 2015, 11:37:11 AM »
Cherubic Hymn in Mode 4th Aghia, after Peter the Ephesian (live recording chanted by the Monks of Vatopedi)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNs0P2DQNUo

Cherubic Hymn in Mode Plagal of 2nd, after Gregory the Protopsalt (live recording chanted by the Monks of Vatopedi)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVhq5ZUoSys

Cherubic Hymn in Mode Grave  (I think it's after Phokaeos) live recording (chanted by Fr. Thomas of the Skete of the Thomades brotherhood, Mount Athos)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVP3SuuLRg8
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Re: Links for Byzantine Music
« Reply #95 on: February 08, 2015, 03:20:03 PM »
Verses from Psalm 136, Μode 3rd (after Khourmouzios the archiver), chanted by the Choir of the Pancypriot Union of Church Chanters:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSGnGVt44cw
Επί τῶν ποταμῶν Βαβυλῶνος ἐκεῖ ἐκαθίσαμεν καὶ ἐκλαύσαμεν ἐν τῷ μνησθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς Σιών. Ἀλληλούια.
Ἐπὶ ταῖς ἰτέαις ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῆς ἐκρεμάσαμεν τὰ ὄργανα ἡμῶν· Ἀλληλούια.
Πῶς ᾄσωμεν τὴν ᾠδὴν Κυρίου ἐπὶ γῆς ἀλλοτρίας; Ἀλληλούια.
Ἐὰν ἐπιλάθωμαί σου, ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, ἐπιλησθείη ἡ δεξιά μου· Ἀλληλούια.
Κολληθείη ἡ γλῶσσά μου τῷ λάρυγγί μου, ἐὰν μή σου μνησθῶ, Ἀλληλούια.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. Alleluia.
We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it. Alleluia.
How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? Alleluia.
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill. Alleluia.
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, Alleluia.

Verses from the same psalm, chanted by the Nun Mariam, Mode 3rd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdCSrEa5eLg
Επί τῶν ποταμῶν Βαβυλῶνος ἐκεῖ ἐκαθίσαμεν καὶ ἐκλαύσαμεν ἐν τῷ μνησθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς Σιών. Ἀλληλούια.
Ἐπὶ ταῖς ἰτέαις ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῆς ἐκρεμάσαμεν τὰ ὄργανα ἡμῶν· Ἀλληλούια.
Πῶς ᾄσωμεν τὴν ᾠδὴν Κυρίου ἐπὶ γῆς ἀλλοτρίας; Ἀλληλούια.
Κολληθείη ἡ γλῶσσά μου τῷ λάρυγγί μου, ἐὰν μή σου μνησθῶ, Ἀλληλούια.
Ἐὰν μὴ προανατάξωμαι τὴν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ὡς ἐν ἀρχῇ τῆς εὐφροσύνης μου, Ἀλληλούια.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. Alleluia.
We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it. Alleluia.
How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? Alleluia.
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, Alleluia.
If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy, Alleluia.
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