Kevin Lawrence Liturgy BookSince 1991, Kevin Lawrence has directed the choir at Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Greensboro, NC. A violinist by profession, he is the chair of the string department at North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and the Artistic Director of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont.
Lawrence received his professional training at The Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Ivan Galamian and Margaret Pardee. Praised for his "vibrant intensity," (The Times, London) and playing "supremely convincing in its vitality," (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Kevin Lawrence's violin playing has consistently elicited superlative responses throughout the United States and Europe. His assertive style and strong musical personality have thrilled audiences at Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and in Chicago, Houston, Cleveland, London, Frankfurt, Dresden, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Amsterdam, where the Dutch press described him as "simply miraculous." (Het Vaderland) His release of the complete violin works of the American composer Arthur Foote on the New World label was "highly recommended" as "beautifully played" by the Washington Post, featured on the NPR program "Performance Today" and heard on the Ken Burns series "Not for Ourselves Alone," recently broadcast on PBS; his second CD of American violin music was recently released by New World and a CD of American chamber music is currently in preparation for release on the Albany label.
As a church musician Kevin Lawrence has made a national impact on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, which honored him in 2002 with the St. Romanos Medal. His compositions, arrangements and translations are used in Orthodox parishes of all jurisdictions throughout the US, at regional and national gatherings of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and were sung at the 1998 World Council of Churches Assembly in Harare, Zimbabwe (Africa). He has conducted his own music at diocesan choir conferences in Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and Massachusetts, and was a featured performer in 2001 at a concert in Denver celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians.
Music by Kevin Lawrence
published by Southeastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs and Musicians
THE DIVINE LITURGY FOR CHOIR
Along with complete music for the Divine Liturgy, this volume includes:
3 settings of the Great Doxology
5 settings of the trisagion
Festal substitutions for the trisagion
4 settings of the cherubic hymn
2 complete settings of the anaphora
The megalynaria for Palm Sunday, Pentecost, Christmas, the Lenten and Paschal seasons
All possible substitutions for the second antiphon (Soson imas) on Sunday
Music for the hierarchical liturgy.
The major source for the English text is the provisional pan-Orthodox translation developed for SCOBA and based on the translation by the faculty of Holy Cross School of Theology. All settings presented both in Greek and English.
241 pages. Price: $22.00 plus postage
THE DIVINE LITURGY FOR CHOIR, VOLUME 2 (2008)
This supplement to the 1996 volume includes:
The extended melody of the Trisagion, with Dynamis
Hierarchical versions of Ton Stavron Su and Osi Is Hriston
The Alleluia and Gospel responses in the 8 tones
5 Cherubic Hymns
3 settings of the Anaphora
All megalynaria not included in Volume 1
Psalms and other music for use during Communion
Music for the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts,
Music for artoclasia, ordinations, and the elevation of the cross
English translations match those used in Volume 1.
Price: $24.00 plus postage
DIVINE LITURGY RECORDING
A recording of the Greek and English choral settings by Kevin Lawrence, sung by the choirs of the Southeastern Federation under the direction of the composerat the 24th Conference of the Southeastern Federation, Greensboro, NC, June 25, 2000, Bishop Alexios of Atlanta presiding, with diocesan clergy and Rev. Fr. Alkiviades Calivas.
CD Price: $18.00 This price includes postage
The above are available from SFGOCM Publications Chairman
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