Lent and Holy Week
This resource was compiled by the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Musicians. Questions may be addressed to: Vicki Pappas, National Chairman, 3814 Regents Circle, Bloomington, IN 47401, Phone: 812-855-8248. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. However, for ordering and pricing information, please contact the listed publisher directly.
MUSIC FOR THE FRIDAY EVENING SALUTATIONS (Heretismoi)
The Akathist Hymn
Contains all the music necessary for the five Heretismoi services. The Heirmoi and Troparia for all the odes are in English, written in a Byzantine melody and ison style that can be sung alternately by men and women. Contains Greek and English versions of To Prostachthen, Ti Ipermacho, and Tin Oreotita, written in traditional SATB style. Also includes Greek and English versions of Here Nymphi Animfevte, Aliluia and the Gospel responses for the first Friday. The English text is that of the Pittsburgh Diocese Clergy Syndesmos.
Mr. Emanuel H. Creekus, PO Box 438 Massillon, OH 44648-0438.
The Salutations to the Virgin Mary (Heretismoi)
The Kanon (Anixo to Stoma Mou) preceding the Akathist Hymn is written in three-voice texture. The melody is sung by male and female voices accompanies by ison. Also inlcudes: To Prostahthen, Ti Ipermaho (three arrangements), the Bortniansky Theodorides minor Kyrie Eleison with tenor or soprano obbligato, and Tin Oreotita. Greek text and English phonetics.
Evangeline Music Press, Chatterton Apartments, 1 Baratra Court # 103, Timonium, MD 21093-1860 410/308-0188 E-mail: email@example.com
DEDES, HEIROMONK SERAPHIM
The Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (MW13)
English Translation, Western Notation. Cassette available. http://sgpm.goarch.org/Monastery/index.php?p=31
Hieromonk Seraphim Dedes, c/o St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, PO Box 206, Haysville, OH 44838 419/368-5335 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Akathist Hymn (2001)
For mixed voices, in Greek.
Mr. Stelio Scordilis, 750 Kaheka St. #1006, Honolulu, HI 96814 808/955-0433
Odes from the Salutations
The eight odes sung during the Friday night services of Lent, in both modern and King James English. Includes a melodic line with ison, and also a harmonized version. The texts correspond exactly to the accents and meters of the Greek texts, and can be sung with any melodic lines that fit the Greek, syllable for syllable. http://www.geocities.com/takistan/
Mrs. Nancy Takis, 1900 Burkley Rd., Williamston, MI 48895 517/655-2060
Anastasimatarion (Sunday) Orthros and Vespers
A transcription of Byzantine chant into western notation by John Velon. Additional transcriptions that are available: Akathistos - Greek or English
St. George Publishing House, c/o John Velon, 4216 35th Avenue, Moline, Ill. 61265. Phone: 309 762-3186. Email: email@example.com
THE LAMENTATIONS for HOLY FRIDAY (Ta Engomia)
CONSTANTINIDES, REV. EVAGORAS:
Holy Friday Lamentations
The three stases of the Holy Friday Lamentations (original Greek, phonetics and English translation that fits the English perfectly and poetically). It also includes the music of the first stanza of each stasis of the English translation. This was done at the request of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago who selected the stanzas.
Rev. Evagoras Constantinides, 9433 Arthur Street, Crown Point, IN 46307-1914. Phone: 216-663-2276. Email: FrEv@Juno.com
DEDES, HIEROMONK SERAPHIM
Lamentations (in Western Notation)
Lamentation Music for Good Friday
This new, fourth revised edition contains some English verses for the first three stasis, with an addition of the Evlogitaria. It includes the Doxology and Asmatikon Trisaghion, along with the traditional thrice-sung Kyrie Eleison and other pertinent hymns and responses. The style employed for the most part is in unison with a simple chordal accompaniment
Evangeline Music Press, Chatterton Apartments, 1 Baratra Court # 103, Timonium, MD 21093-1860. Phone: 410-308-0188. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
GELSINGER, REV. MICHAEL
Orthodox Hymns in English
Includes the Lamentations, among other feast day hymns. Used in the Antiochian Archdiocese. Printed in 1939. Michael Gelsinger later became a priest and died at the Greek Orthodox Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Brookline, MA.
The Bookstore, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 358 Mountain Road, PO Box 5238, Englewood, NJ, 07631-5238. 201-871-1355. E-mail: email@example.com
Orthros of Holy And Great Saturday
music for the service of Holy Friday evening including Theos Kyrios and opening
troparia (Greek & English), katavasias of the canon (English), the
Encomia/Lamentations (Greek & English), Evlogitaria (Greek & English),
the Praises (English only), Great Doxology and procession (Greek &
English), the litanies (Greek & English), the prokimena and readings
(English only). 132 pages. Includes a copy of the Engomia texts in a format
suitable for copying and distribution to the congregation.
Kevin Lawrence, 4132 Snyder Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Phone: 336-784-5128. E-mail: KJLawrence@aol.com
Holy Week and Pascha
A choral work based on traditional melodies with English phonetics and integrated English translation. Contains the Good Friday lamentations, abbreviated with separate score for each verse and the special hymns for the Resurrection Service. For SATB choir.
Exohos Music Company, 3625 Lakeview Ct. NE, Rochester, MN 55906. Phone: 507/288‑3379
The Holy Friday Lamentations (Ta Engomia)
An English translation of the Lamentations for Holy Friday that follows the Byzantine melodies note-for-note and accent-for-accent but is natural in syntax, accurate in meaning, and poetic in language. It is also available as a pew booklet for congregational singing, or as a choir book with accents highlighted. Both books have Greek, transliterated Greek, and English side-by-side for easy switching between languages. There are two versions, one in "King James" English and one in modern English. Includes authentic Byzantine melodies, provided by Metropolitan Maximos; however, the translations can be sung easily with any of the traditional melodies and musical arrangements. http://www.geocities.com/takistan
Mrs. Nancy Takis, 1900 Burkley Rd., Williamston, MI 48895 517/655-2060 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC FOR OTHER HOLY WEEK SERVICES
DEDES, HIEROMONK SERAPHIM
Lenten Materials - Holy Week
Holy Monday (Palm Sunday Evening)
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MB-HolyMonday.pdf. (Text and Byzantine Notation)
Holy Tuesday (Monday Evening)
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MB-HolyTuesday.pdf. (Text and Byzantine Notation)
Holy Wednesday (Tuesday Evening)
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MB-HolyWednesday.pdf. (Text and Byzantine Notation)
Holy Week Selections
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MB-HolyWeekSelections.pdf. (Byzantine Notation)
http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins/Music/Lent/Holy_Week/MW-HolyWeekSelections.pdf. (Text and Western Notation)
Lenten Vesper Music
Holy Week Music Training CDs
This set of 3 CDs contains the music
for the Bridegroom Services of Holy Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday translated
and chanted by Fr. Seraphim Dedes (and Dr. Nick Giannoukakis for Holy
Wednesday). It also includes the Holy Friday (i.e. Thursday evening) Passion
Service of the Twelve Gospels, with Fr. Seraphim chanting his musical settings
of the texts from "Holy Week and Easter" by Fr. George Papadeas. Disc
3 also includes PDF files of all the music in Byzantine Notation (and Western
Notation for Holy Thursday evening), as well as a copy of all audio tracks in
St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, Fr. Seraphim Dedes, c/o Holy Cross Seminary, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA 02445. Prepaid orders only. E-mail: email@example.com.
Anastasimatarion (Sunday) Orthros and Vespers
Holy Week: Includes all hymns for all the services of the week starting with Palm Sunday night through the Sunday Agape service. Greek only. 578 pages in length.
St. George Publishing House, c/o John Velon, 4216 35th Avenue, Moline, Ill. 61265, 309 762-3186. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unpublished Liturgical Music for the Greek Orthodox Church
Single copies of hymns from the below categories are available for examination from the composer. In most of the categories, hymns are available in English as well as Greek: Holy Week services: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Easter.
Zes Press, 2503 Booksin Ave., San Jose, CA 95125. Phone: 408-723-0640. E-mail: tzes@SBCglobal.net