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Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:54:54 AM »
Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes (OCA)

...Not only should our worship be beautiful, but it can and should be life transforming. Our hymnology helps us to begin such a transformation.

In the Department of Liturgical Music and Translations, we are committed to helping every parish attain an environment such as the one Saint Vladimir’s envoys found in Constantinople.

More than 6,500 pages of music and texts are available on our website for free downloading and use by not just choirs in the Orthodox Church in America, but in choirs all around the globe. We make tutorials and teaching materials available as well.

Perhaps most important for the sustainability of our church music, we are offering an online course for beginning choir directors for the sixth consecutive year. More than 90 people have participated, with many of them now serving as choir directors in parishes throughout the OCA...
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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 12:41:30 PM »
That's pretty awesome.
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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 02:53:15 PM »
Isn't this the jurisdiction that uses classical-music melodies in liturgy?
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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 03:02:26 PM »
Isn't this the jurisdiction that uses classical-music melodies in liturgy?

What do you mean by that? If you mean pieces by composers like Tchaikovsky, Bortniansky, etc then yes, you will see them used in the OCA (as well as in ROCOR, MP, ACROD, UOC). But the bulk of the singing will be standard Russian obikhod/ Kievan chant.
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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 03:47:40 PM »
Isn't this the jurisdiction that uses classical-music melodies in liturgy?


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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 04:01:00 PM »
Isn't this the jurisdiction that uses classical-music melodies in liturgy?

What do you mean by that? If you mean pieces by composers like Tchaikovsky, Bortniansky, etc then yes, you will see them used in the OCA (as well as in ROCOR, MP, ACROD, UOC). But the bulk of the singing will be standard Russian obikhod/ Kievan chant.

I suppose in the American mind, "St. Vladimir's envoys" were just born out of season to be converted by the real jewels of mousikopoiesis.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 04:06:15 PM »
Isn't this the jurisdiction that uses classical-music melodies in liturgy?

What do you mean by that? If you mean pieces by composers like Tchaikovsky, Bortniansky, etc then yes, you will see them used in the OCA (as well as in ROCOR, MP, ACROD, UOC). But the bulk of the singing will be standard Russian obikhod/ Kievan chant.

I suppose in the American mind, "St. Vladimir's envoys" were just born out of season to be converted by the real jewels of mousikopoiesis.

Your suppositions tend to lead you down bad alleys. Have a care for yourself and keep up on those breathing exercises.
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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 04:26:16 PM »
Isn't this the jurisdiction that uses classical-music melodies in liturgy?

What do you mean by that? If you mean pieces by composers like Tchaikovsky, Bortniansky, etc then yes, you will see them used in the OCA (as well as in ROCOR, MP, ACROD, UOC). But the bulk of the singing will be standard Russian obikhod/ Kievan chant.

I suppose in the American mind, "St. Vladimir's envoys" were just born out of season to be converted by the real jewels of mousikopoiesis.

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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 04:30:21 PM »
You boys have some liturgical tunes you're hoping to sell to the OCA?
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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 04:36:54 PM »
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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2017, 07:17:08 PM »
Isn't this the jurisdiction that uses classical-music melodies in liturgy?

Do you mean the melody for Tone 1 troparia? Perhaps best known as the melody for the troparion of the Cross "Save, o God, Your people ..."? Yes, that melody is found in Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. The melody was used liturgically long before Tchaikovsky worked it into his composition. He did so as it symbolized Russia's victory over Napoleon.

The same goes for Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture. The composer incorporated well-known and longstanding liturgical melodies into this work.
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Re: Your Stewardship in Action: For the Life of our Parishes
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 10:48:30 AM »
Well, it's true there are some composers that rely more on Italian or German baroque models than traditional chant. Occasionally these pieces do show up in parish choirs. They are not my favorites. It eludes me, however, exactly what grounds this gives for a GOARCH parishioner to exhibit such smug derision, as some truly wretched compositions can be heard from their choirs.
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