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Antiphons

The following four settings are meant to be used together.

First Antiphon, “Bless the Lord”
Common Chant, arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

Second Antiphon, “Praise the Lord”
Common Chant, arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

“O Only-Begotten Son”
Lesser Znamenny Chant, 6th Tone, arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

The Beatitudes
Trinity–St. Sergius Lavra Chant, arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

Second Antiphon

Second Antiphon, “Praise the Lord”
by Archbishop Nikanor (adapted for English by Archpriest George Johnson)
*melody moves between Alto and Soprano

"O Only-Begotten Son"

“O Only-Begotten Son”
Abbreviated Znamenny Chant, 6th Tone, arranged by E. Smirnov
*melody moves between Soprano and Alto

The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes
Trinity–St. Sergius Lavra Chant, arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
*melody in Alto

Troparia of the Resurrection

Kontakia of the Resurrection

Trisagion

Trisagion
Znamenny Chant
*melody in Alto

Trisagion
Georgian Chant
*very difficult

As Many as Have Been Baptized

Liturgical Prokeimena

Liturgical Prokeimena
Znamenny Chant, arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
melody in Soprano
melody in Alto

Alleluia

Alleluia
Znamenny Chant, arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
melody in Soprano
melody in Alto

Litanies of the Catechumens and of the Faithful

Litanies of the Catechumens and of the Faithful
by N. N. Kedrov the younger (adapted for English by Archpriest George Johnson)

Cherubic Hymn

Cherubic Hymn
Staro-Simonovskaya, as in Tzerkovno-Pevcheski Sbornik

Cherubic Hymn
from Fatyeyev & Kastorsky
*melody in Alto

Cherubic Hymn
by Soloviev (adapted for English by Archpriest George Johnson)

Cherubic Hymn   Listen
Streletskaya, arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
*melody moves through all parts

Cherubic Hymn
Georgian Chant
arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
*melody in Alto

Cherubic Hymn
Staro-Simonovskaya, arranged by A. Kastalsky
*difficult, SATB with Soprano divisi

Cherubic Hymn
Sophronievskaya, by Pavel Chesnokov (Op. 27 No. 5), adapted for English by Archpriest George Johnson
*difficult, wide ranges

Anaphora

Anaphora
by A. V. Kastorksy, G. Johnson
*melody in Alto

Anaphora
Rostov Melody
*melody in Alto

Anaphora
Jerusalem Melody
*melody in Alto

Liturgy of St. Basil

Anaphora (Liturgy of St. Basil)

Anaphora (Liturgy of St. Basil)
Kievan Chant
*melody in Alto

In Thee Rejoiceth

In Thee Rejoiceth   Video
Greek Chant, 8th Tone
*melody in Alto

"And All Mankind"

“And All Mankind”
Kievan Chant
*melody in Alto

It is Truly Meet

It is Truly Meet
Greek Chant, 8th Tone
arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
*melody in Alto
– a split in the tenor part offers a low option for choirs without any true tenors, but if resources allow for only one tenor part, the higher one should be sung when feasible

It is Truly Meet
Greek Chant, 3rd Tone
arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

It is Truly Meet
Bulgarian Chant, 1st Tone, “Thy Fatherly Embrace”
arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

It is Truly Meet
Bulgarian Chant, 1st Tone, “Thy Fatherly Embrace”
different arrangement
arranged by Archpriest George Johnson


“One is Holy”
by Archpriest George Johnson

Communion Verses

Communion Verses
melody for “Rejoice in the Lord”
arranged by M. Kovalevsky
–Although this is set for the Sunday of All Saints, it can be used at other times by adding and subtracting verses as is necessary. Additional verses can be sung on the notes of the chord that ends each arranged verse.


“Receive ye the Body”
by M. S. Konstantinov (adapted for English by Archpriest George Johnson)

We have seen the True Light

We have seen the True Light
Abbreviated Kievan Chant, 2nd Tone, arranged from Chesnokov by M. S. Konstantinov

Blessed be the Name of the Lord

Blessed be the Name of the Lord
Znamenny Chant, 4th Tone
Common Chant, 4th Tone

Blessed be the Name of the Lord
by A. Archangelsky, from “Hymns of the All-Night Vigil” (adapted for English by Archpriest George Johnson)
*high range for Sopranos and Tenors

Hierarchical

Thy Soul Shall Rejoice
Kievan Chant
arranged by M. Kovalevsky

Thy Soul Shall Rejoice
by Archpriest George Johnson

The Prophets Proclaimed Thee
by Archpriest George Johnson

Ton Despotin (at vesting)
Common Chant
arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
– To sing this seven-part hymn with only four parts, omit the upper Soprano part, the lower Tenor part, and the upper Bass part (in this case basses can sing the higher G's if necessary).  The Soprano and Tenor parts are doubled as written, so for example a choir with no tenors could use both Soprano parts instead.

Ton Despotin (at vesting)
by Archpriest George Johnson

Ton Despotin (after the entrance prayers)
by Archpriest George Johnson

Eis Polla Eti Despota
by Dmitri Bortniansky
arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

 
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