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« on: October 19, 2014, 03:55:58 PM »

can anyone contribute any of these?

they don't have to 'sound' english; for us 'not sounding very arabic' is the same as 'sounding english',
so russian / greek / romanian (etc) translations are also welcome.

the best i found so far is:
http://www.copticheritage.org/spiritual_songs/dear_precious_jesus
(which is actually a translation from arabic, but doesn't sound like it)

it's not that we don't like arabic songs, but we already have 100s of these, so we are looking for something
that the new people in church (indian / british / carribean etc) will not find too 'foreign'.
thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 04:14:53 PM »

I can contribute with my favourit
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Acb0E5bVoWQ

I liked the one you posted. God bless
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 04:39:13 PM »

shlomo, such a fast response!
 Cheesy

is this agni partene?
if so, i am delighted to find it in english! i only know a few phrases in greek, so it means so much more to hear it in english!
(it's also nice to hear it sung faster than usual. very slow songs are usually songs without hope in british culture,
so i have trouble liking them.)

i now understand how the non arabic speakers feel in my church.
i don't speak good arabic, but i started studying it before finding the church, so it always sounded amazing to me.
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is it ok to only sing the melody line without the harmony parts?
we don't do harmony in our church (not an important tradition, just we like all the congregation to be able to sing along)

i was going to ask for the words, but found them here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Virgin_Pure
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 02:03:02 AM »

shlomo, such a fast response!
 Cheesy

is this agni partene?
if so, i am delighted to find it in english! i only know a few phrases in greek, so it means so much more to hear it in english!
(it's also nice to hear it sung faster than usual. very slow songs are usually songs without hope in british culture,
so i have trouble liking them.)

i now understand how the non arabic speakers feel in my church.
i don't speak good arabic, but i started studying it before finding the church, so it always sounded amazing to me.
 Wink

is it ok to only sing the melody line without the harmony parts?
we don't do harmony in our church (not an important tradition, just we like all the congregation to be able to sing along)

i was going to ask for the words, but found them here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Virgin_Pure
:-)

bsheino masbota! the song i posted was in english and yes its agni partene. Heres the link again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acb0E5bVoWQ
Based on other agni partenes this one is the fastest i have heard haha.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 02:44:44 AM »

I put forward the works of the late, great Sir John Kenneth Tavener.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 01:53:50 PM »

masbota haha i have listen to the coptic song the whole day know. Must post and thank you for sharing it. I liked it a lot.
God bless
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 02:24:14 PM »

I put forward the works of the late, great Sir John Kenneth Tavener.

Yay!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 04:53:35 PM »

For Russian Orthodox music, here is a site with loads of liturgical sheet music, that is all free to download.

http://music.russianorthodox-stl.org/music_home.html

Should be plenty there to keep you singing!
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2014, 03:17:48 AM »

Another setting of Agni Parthene in English:

http://youtu.be/WkqZbFQb0O0
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 05:40:56 PM »

Here it is in Russian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6EurgsdeF8

And in Greek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE1FzSC8DBs
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2014, 06:19:25 PM »

How about some non-liturgical stuff, such as the following Ukrainian carols
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57q_uqUyko4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KMg6VAjpW8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kKy8FTlOh4

More carols in Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Romanian:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp8_W7UfpE4&list=PLCE2E16FB15BAE23F
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs0wToBGs9g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSTMNBFi2Oo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUWHevkytzI
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2014, 06:30:39 PM »

Another setting of Agni Parthene in English:

http://youtu.be/WkqZbFQb0O0

Yay! My favorite song. Always makes me feel better.
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2014, 06:42:37 PM »

Two simple and beautiful versions of the Jesus Prayer in English:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNrZN4RMZ14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqt-evNBfVA

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