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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #900 on: June 04, 2014, 12:43:47 PM »
Radio Beth Gazo, even has iOS & Google apps!

http://www.radiobethgazo.com/
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #901 on: June 04, 2014, 12:50:26 PM »
That is so cool!


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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #902 on: June 04, 2014, 12:57:46 PM »
It really is cool, I love it. Salpy, should we start an OO mobile app thread  ;D
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #903 on: June 04, 2014, 01:11:25 PM »
I think that's a great idea.  I know other apps have been mentioned in various threads.  It would be nice to have the info in one place.  Feel free to be the one to start the thread.   :) 

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #904 on: June 04, 2014, 02:34:09 PM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #906 on: June 09, 2014, 02:46:16 AM »
A beautiful hymn by St. Nerses Shnorhali, Nayats Sirov:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs_aBptkKzA&list=PLFD9DA8FAD71634D4



It's sung so well by the children.   :)  I'm pretty sure this is from the Arevagal in Geghart CD I mentioned a while back in this thread.

The lyrics for the hymn can be found translated here:

http://www.stnersess.edu/daily-hours-peace-hour.html

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #907 on: June 17, 2014, 12:29:16 PM »
So all people are talking about now is the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, otherwise known as Kimye.

I've never been a huge fan (I don't understand reality TV,) and of course Kim and Kanye's wedding was not Armenian Orthodox, but I thought I would post a link to some traditional Armenian wedding folk music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LphsM6nABCw

Many years to the happy couple.  :-)

I love the qanoun

This is for you, Mina.  :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=UUm03-iV0O8sSMpOyQK3Qjcg&v=eEq3GXy5Clc

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #908 on: June 25, 2014, 03:03:14 PM »
I'm pretty sure this is about the raising of Lazarus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnqnNBW9SEI

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #909 on: June 25, 2014, 03:10:52 PM »
So all people are talking about now is the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, otherwise known as Kimye.

I've never been a huge fan (I don't understand reality TV,) and of course Kim and Kanye's wedding was not Armenian Orthodox, but I thought I would post a link to some traditional Armenian wedding folk music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LphsM6nABCw

Many years to the happy couple.  :-)

I love the qanoun

This is for you, Mina.  :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=UUm03-iV0O8sSMpOyQK3Qjcg&v=eEq3GXy5Clc

Anual kanun concert at Etchmiadzin.  There are some talented kids there.   :o

If I have a daughter, I will have her admitted into this!   ;D
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #911 on: July 06, 2014, 09:11:19 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq91RDVYfFg

Mezmur in our Ethiopian Orthodox Parish in Sweden about two months ago.

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #913 on: July 31, 2014, 10:35:32 PM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #914 on: August 01, 2014, 01:04:02 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq91RDVYfFg

Mezmur in our Ethiopian Orthodox Parish in Sweden about two months ago.

Really beautiful!  I've just started to listen to Ethiopian hymns and I really love them.  I am not sure if it has been posted before but here is one I found which I really love.  I wish I understood the words. 

http://youtu.be/li39EUQw3w8
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #915 on: August 04, 2014, 02:27:55 AM »
This is from one of the prayers of St. Nareg.  It is sung during the Husgoom (Rest) Service at night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNAonCbuxXw&list=UULnmf0o-6lCEO7fKdi_7cgg


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Accept with sweetness almighty Lord my bitter prayers.
Look with pity upon my mournful face.
Dispel, all-bestowing God, my shameful sadness.
Lift, merciful God, my unbearable burden....

Read the rest of the prayer here:

http://www.stgregoryofnarek.am/book.php?parent_id=13&type=2&type_1=none

It starts part way through section C of Prayer 12


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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #916 on: August 08, 2014, 03:11:20 AM »
Dear mother of light, pray for us!!!

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #918 on: September 19, 2014, 05:53:43 PM »
Not music, but videos.  These Liturgies were celebrated in the context of the Eight World Syriac Conference, held at St Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), Kottayam, India, from 8-13 September 2014.

West Syriac Rite:

http://youtu.be/wGqgp4vqQe4 (celebrant, HE Mor Ostatheos Isaac)
http://youtu.be/SAqJjWlCpeo (celebrant, the Rev Dr MP George)

East Syriac Rite:

http://youtu.be/sWpAeUIC_cU (celebrant, HG Mar Aprem)
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #919 on: September 19, 2014, 06:01:05 PM »
Two comments/questions, Mor:

1. Thank you for these!  The West Syriac Rite is so heavenly without the organs/keyboards.  It's a real treat for me.  If you can tell me where any parishes which chant unaccompanied might be located here in the NY/NJ/PA area, I'd love to visit.

2. I'd be thrilled to find out that the East Syriac rite was preserved somewhere in our communion, but these guys are under the ACoE, right?
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #920 on: September 19, 2014, 06:07:53 PM »
Two comments/questions, Mor:

1. Thank you for these!  The West Syriac Rite is so heavenly without the organs/keyboards.  It's a real treat for me. 

Yes, and for all the faithful.  Good grief, keyboards are horrible. 

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If you can tell me where any parishes which chant unaccompanied might be located here in the NY/NJ/PA area, I'd love to visit.

PM me.  I have to think about it.   :-\

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2. I'd be thrilled to find out that the East Syriac rite was preserved somewhere in our communion, but these guys are under the ACoE, right?

That is correct. 
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #921 on: September 19, 2014, 06:13:12 PM »
Thanks all around, my friend!  :)
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #922 on: September 19, 2014, 07:27:21 PM »
The church in those videos is great!
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #923 on: September 19, 2014, 07:31:40 PM »
The church in those videos is great!

Which one?  The first and third Liturgies were celebrated in SEERI's chapel, if I'm not mistaken, and the second was celebrated at the Orthodox Theological Seminary. 
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #924 on: September 19, 2014, 07:52:58 PM »
The church in those videos is great!

Which one?  The first and third Liturgies were celebrated in SEERI's chapel, if I'm not mistaken, and the second was celebrated at the Orthodox Theological Seminary. 
Ah, I had only watched the first and third. That second one is beautiful, too. I liked the iconography in the other.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #925 on: September 20, 2014, 09:33:18 PM »
Not music, but videos.  These Liturgies were celebrated in the context of the Eight World Syriac Conference, held at St Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), Kottayam, India, from 8-13 September 2014.

West Syriac Rite:

http://youtu.be/wGqgp4vqQe4 (celebrant, HE Mor Ostatheos Isaac)
http://youtu.be/SAqJjWlCpeo (celebrant, the Rev Dr MP George)

East Syriac Rite:

http://youtu.be/sWpAeUIC_cU (celebrant, HG Mar Aprem)


The video says "Chaldean Church", but he is Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church in India, no?
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #926 on: September 20, 2014, 09:38:05 PM »
The Assyrian Church in India is known as "Chaldean", for some reason. (Mor, do you know why? I've never heard why, from either Indians or Iraqis.)
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #927 on: September 20, 2014, 10:09:20 PM »
I love the white guy who is dressed more ethnically than most of the Indians in the first video.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #928 on: September 20, 2014, 10:26:44 PM »
The Assyrian Church in India is known as "Chaldean", for some reason. (Mor, do you know why? I've never heard why, from either Indians or Iraqis.)

I'm not exactly sure why.  It may be simply a legal matter. 
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #929 on: October 07, 2014, 11:13:36 PM »
Here is a song in hindi I ran across today.  I actually like the use of instruments in this also, which is rare. 

http://youtu.be/lkJV7E5XfHs
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #930 on: October 08, 2014, 10:39:45 AM »
that's lovely, do you know where we can find the translation?
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #931 on: October 08, 2014, 12:07:19 PM »
that's lovely, do you know where we can find the translation?
 :)

I am sorry, I don't know the exact translation.  However, I believe that the meaning is taken from two other songs; "Those Apostles" and "Paul the Blessed". 

Those apostles;
 Chosen, sent by God, they went
 To ev'ry place,
 Through all the world
 Gentiles heard from them the news
 The Gospel grace.
 They proclaimed-the kingdom,
 Heav'n's rule-of freedom,
 For the faithful bliss.

 Paul the Blessed-
 Saint, the Lord's Apostle, said
 If one comes to preach to you
 Other doctrine than we knew,
 Be he man or angel bright,
 Curs'd be he in Church's sight;
 Doctrines all diverse arise,
 Shooting up with many lies;
 Blest is he who first and last
 Trusts God's truth and holds it fast.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #932 on: November 06, 2014, 02:11:00 PM »
"Quta Der", an Armenian Requiem by Isabel Beyrakdarian and Yerevan Chamber Choir

http://youtu.be/3EpBU8QG1Ag
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #933 on: December 16, 2014, 06:00:34 PM »
A collection of Indian Orthodox hymns from the service of Holy Matrimony. The songs are in English and Malayalam, with the Malayalam versions being sung by Fr. N K Korathu Kathanar, a famous Malpan of the IOC who passed away in 2001.

http://ds-wa.org/holy-matrimony.html
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #934 on: February 07, 2015, 10:40:24 PM »
Originally posted by Mor in another thread, this is quite beautiful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLL80aqZqA

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #935 on: March 01, 2015, 04:32:46 PM »
Beautiful prayer in the ancient Monastery of Mor Augin in Tur Abdin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5vQMfkISUI
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #936 on: March 28, 2015, 08:09:56 AM »
Some Coptic hymns in Western arrangements:
Gholghota
Thok te ti ghom
Aripsalin
Vol evol
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #937 on: March 29, 2015, 09:20:17 AM »
Beautiful!  And yet I'd wager that those who wish to poison our Church with CCM would regard this as too staid and formal.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #938 on: March 30, 2015, 12:04:47 AM »
Some Coptic hymns in Western arrangements:
Gholghota
Thok te ti ghom
Aripsalin
Vol evol

My eyes got very teary on Vol Evol...as I mentioned in another forum, these sound quite natural as if these hymns were made for polyphony

And Golgotha!!! This truly reflects a burial hymn for Christ.  I can definitely imagine taking Christ down from the Cross and sending him to the tomb of Joseph of Arimethea...a worthy way to chant the conclusion of Good Friday
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #939 on: March 31, 2015, 01:02:12 AM »
My favorite priest, Fr. Dawoud Bebawy, to listen to, chanting the Fraction to the Virgin and the Angels in english:

https://soundcloud.com/mikeyyoussef/fraction-for-the-virgin-and-angels-fr-dawoud-bibawy

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http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/view/2506
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #940 on: April 02, 2015, 11:20:01 PM »
Recently one of the Armenians posted for me three links to different recordings of the Badarak and also mentioned there are two major musical settings in use of it. 

And stupid me, I forgot to bookmark that post.   So can Salpy or Aram or another Armenian generously tell me all that again?  I may have been in error in thinking they were saying there were two major musical settings.   I myself have two recordings of the Badarak in my iTunes library which are very different; one of them is referred to as "Armenian Liturgy - Patarag" and has a decidedly more oeiental sound.  I would love to hear a recording of the Armenian Lirurgy that makes use of cymbals.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #941 on: April 16, 2015, 01:47:36 PM »
Some Coptic hymns in Western arrangements:
Gholghota
Thok te ti ghom
Aripsalin
Vol evol

My eyes got very teary on Vol Evol...as I mentioned in another forum, these sound quite natural as if these hymns were made for polyphony

And Golgotha!!! This truly reflects a burial hymn for Christ.  I can definitely imagine taking Christ down from the Cross and sending him to the tomb of Joseph of Arimethea...a worthy way to chant the conclusion of Good Friday

Very beautiful, may Bishoy Awad be our Komitas.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Reply #942 on: April 16, 2015, 01:49:30 PM »
Frederica Mathewes-Green posted this on her FB page.

Nelly Gasparyan singing Lord have mercy in the Holy Cross Cathedral on Aghtamar Island in Lake Van.

https://youtu.be/UPwVgwp-ohs
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