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Offline TruthSeeker

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This brought me to tears
« on: November 06, 2005, 08:19:16 PM »
This women has an unreal voice! Brought me to tears.

Scroll down and hear the sample "Heavenly King"!
http://66.218.69.11/search/cache?p=byzantine+chanting+in+english&sm=Yahoo%21+Search&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8&u=www.ancienthymns.com/&w=byzantine+chanting+english&d=JJzSzGFULtz1&icp=1&.intl=us

I would like to find a solo male chanter that can match her.... clarity and power....any suggestions?



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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005, 08:39:55 PM »
Indeed, TruthSeeker, she is good.

The first sample on this page:

http://www.sv-luka.org/chants/indexmedch.html

brings me to my knees quite literally.
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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005, 09:55:11 PM »
Those were both great.  Really good stuff.

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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005, 12:01:19 AM »
Being a Copt, it is strange to my ears to hear a female vocal soloist (my Church is dominated by strong male vocals - maybe an influence of Egypt's arabization), however that was truly quite beautiful. Those samples linked to by Αριστοκλής were also quite moving; i've never heard EO chant before, thanks for sharing that.

For me, most of the Coptic Good Friday hymns move and humble my spirit; most notably however:

Golgotha (this version is recorded with an instrumental, however this hymn is not accompanied by instruments when chanted on Good Friday):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Songs%2FCoptic%2FDavid_Ensmble%2FCoptic_Hymns%2Ftrack_02.mp3

The chant of Chapter 3 from the Lamentations of Jeremiah: http://media.coptichymns.net:8080/ramgen/coptichymns/pascha/friday/hics/lamentations_fmnm.smil

Psalm of Sixth Hour (Rafadoni ana al-habib - "They rejected I the beloved") Psalms 38:21,22;22:16,17,18,7,8:
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FElshahid_Abu_Fam%2Fcd2%2Ftrack1.mp3

The Trisagion (sad tune):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FIbrahim_Ayad%2FPart_4%2F03-Agios_%28Sad_Tune%29.280.mp3

Omonogenes ("Only-Begotten"):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FHigher_Institute_of_Studies_-_Germany%2Fpascha_gr_04.267.mp3

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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2005, 12:32:24 AM »
Being a Copt, it is strange to my ears to hear a female vocal soloist (my Church is dominated by strong male vocals - maybe an influence of Egypt's arabization), however that was truly quite beautiful. Those samples linked to by Αριστοκλής were also quite moving; i've never heard EO chant before, thanks for sharing that.

For me, most of the Coptic Good Friday hymns move and humble my spirit; most notably however:

Golgotha (this version is recorded with an instrumental, however this hymn is not accompanied by instruments when chanted on Good Friday):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Songs%2FCoptic%2FDavid_Ensmble%2FCoptic_Hymns%2Ftrack_02.mp3

The chant of Chapter 3 from the Lamentations of Jeremiah: http://media.coptichymns.net:8080/ramgen/coptichymns/pascha/friday/hics/lamentations_fmnm.smil

Psalm of Sixth Hour (Rafadoni ana al-habib - "They rejected I the beloved") Psalms 38:21,22;22:16,17,18,7,8:
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FElshahid_Abu_Fam%2Fcd2%2Ftrack1.mp3

The Trisagion (sad tune):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FIbrahim_Ayad%2FPart_4%2F03-Agios_%28Sad_Tune%29.280.mp3

Omonogenes ("Only-Begotten"):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FHigher_Institute_of_Studies_-_Germany%2Fpascha_gr_04.267.mp3

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Good stuff! Thanx
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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2005, 01:38:24 AM »
Her voice is beautiful.

I am a "fan" of Sister Keyrouz. If any of you have heard her, she is Melkite/Maronite, but she sings beautiful EO Liturgies and hymns.
You can listen to her here.

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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005, 03:23:45 AM »
[quote author=Αριστοκλής link=topic=7526.msg97746#msg97746 date=1131323995]
Indeed, TruthSeeker, she is good.

The first sample on this page:

http://www.sv-luka.org/chants/indexmedch.html

brings me to my knees quite literally.
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Listen to the Cherubic Hymn (3rd down on that page).  My priest bought a record that has it when he was in Greece 20+ years ago.  He transcribed and translated it and it is in our choir books.

On page 2 of that site there is another Cherubic Hymn which seems like a really nice blend of polyphonic (more Slavic) and monophonic (Byzantine) chant.  A lot of this Serb stuff is really interesting.

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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2005, 04:29:09 PM »
Good stuff all.


But isn't there an outstanding male solo artist that sings in english?

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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2005, 05:40:58 PM »
Good stuff all.


But isn't there an outstanding male solo artist that sings in english?




Well, TruthSeeker, I guess the job is open  :D

Please fill in!
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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2005, 06:05:41 PM »
This women has an unreal voice! Brought me to tears.

Wow.  A presvytera and a former Miss Pennsylvania. 

She has a lovely voice.  Thanks for linking to that site, TruthSeeker.

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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 06:28:53 PM »
Wow.  A presvytera and a former Miss Pennsylvania. 

She has a lovely voice.  Thanks for linking to that site, TruthSeeker.



Ya.... and obviously attractive ...the ultimate woman in my opinion..........I a bet she cooked a meal souvlaki   too. :)
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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2005, 10:06:57 PM »
Lucky last on my list has to be the Priest-Deacon "Khristos Anesti" dialogue. The first part of the chant in the file at the below link is performed in english, and the latter majority in arabic; here are the lyrics:

Deacon (in English): Christ is Risen from the dead.
Priest (in English): Indeed He is Risen from the dead.
Deacon (in Arabic): Lift up your heads, O you gates, and be lifted up you everlasting doors! (x3) And the King of Glory shall come in.
Priest (in Arabic): Who is the King of Glory?
Deacon (in Arabic): The Lord, Strong and Mighty. The Lord Mighty in battle! He is the King of Glory...

http://www.rapidupload.com/file.php?filepath=6825

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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2005, 11:33:42 PM »
Good stuff all.


But isn't there an outstanding male solo artist that sings in english?



Fr.  Apostolos Hill
http://www.saintromanosrecords.com/index.php/cPath/35?osCsid=51c2b59f00f51f501bc18908e11f3571

I'd also suggest ensemble settings, male, female, or mixed, because there are some amazing ancient traditions to be found there.
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Re: This brought me to tears
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2005, 04:58:55 AM »
Fr.  Apostolos Hill
http://www.saintromanosrecords.com/index.php/cPath/35?osCsid=51c2b59f00f51f501bc18908e11f3571

I'd also suggest ensemble settings, male, female, or mixed, because there are some amazing ancient traditions to be found there.


He is pretty good but doesn't quite match her....although I am buying some of his works.

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