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Beginning of Liturgy - Antiphons

First Antiphon, "Bless the Lord"
Common Chant
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
This setting is designed to give more flexibility to small choirs with variable voice parts.  For a full choir, sopranos sing the melody, tenors sing the parallel part, and altos sing the filler.  Basses should always sing the bass.  The other 3 voice parts can be given to any singers in either octave to accommodate the abilities of the choir.  Keep in mind that the music will sound better without large gaps between the parts (eg. melody and parallel part as written with filler an octave lower) and that if voice parts need to be removed, the filler will be missed the least, and the melody, obviously, the most.
All of the settings with this arrangement are meant to be used together.

Second Antiphon, "Praise the Lord"
Common Chant
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
This setting is designed to give more flexibility to small choirs with variable voice parts.  For a full choir, sopranos sing the melody, tenors sing the parallel part, and altos sing the filler.  Basses should always sing the bass.  The other 3 voice parts can be given to any singers in either octave to accommodate the abilities of the choir.  Keep in mind that the music will sound better without large gaps between the parts (eg. melody and parallel part as written with filler an octave lower) and that if voice parts need to be removed, the filler will be missed the least, and the melody, obviously, the most.
All of the settings with this arrangement are meant to be used together.

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" - Tone 6
Lesser Znamenny Chant
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
This setting is designed to give more flexibility to small choirs with variable voice parts.  For a full choir, sopranos sing the melody, tenors sing the parallel part, and altos sing the filler.  Basses should always sing the bass.  The other 3 voice parts can be given to any singers in either octave to accommodate the abilities of the choir.  Keep in mind that the music will sound better without large gaps between the parts (eg. melody and parallel part as written with filler an octave lower) and that if voice parts need to be removed, the filler will be missed the least, and the melody, obviously, the most.
All of the settings with this arrangement are meant to be used together.

"O Only-Begotten Son" - Tone 6
Abbreviated Znamenny Chant
Arranged by E. Smirnov
Melody moves between Soprano and Alto

The Beatitudes
Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Chant
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
This setting is designed to give more flexibility to small choirs with variable voice parts.  For a full choir, sopranos sing the melody, tenors sing the parallel part, and altos sing the filler.  Basses should always sing the bass.  The other 3 voice parts can be given to any singers in either octave to accommodate the abilities of the choir.  Keep in mind that the music will sound better without large gaps between the parts (eg. melody and parallel part as written with filler an octave lower) and that if voice parts need to be removed, the filler will be missed the least, and the melody, obviously, the most.
All of the settings with this arrangement are meant to be used together.

The Beatitudes
Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Chant
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
Melody in Alto

Trisagion
Georgian Chant
Very difficult

Trisagion 
Znamenny Chant
Melody in Alto

As Many as Have Been Baptized
Common Chant

Liturgical Prokeimena
Znamenny Chant
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
Melody in Soprano, Melody in Alto 

Alleluia
Znamenny Chant
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson
Melody in Soprano, Melody in Alto

Cherubic Hymn

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

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
Staro-Simonovskaya
Arranged by A. Kastalsky
SATB with occasional Soprano divisi
Difficult

Cherubic Hymn
Sophronievskaya
by Pavel Chesnokov (Op. 27, No. 5)
Adapted for English by Archpriest George Johnson
Difficult, Wide ranges

Cherubic Hymn   MP3
Streletskaya 
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson 
Melody moves through all parts

Anaphora

Anaphora
by A. V. Kastorsky, G. Johnson
Melody in Alto

Anaphora
Jerusalem Melody
Melody in Alto

Anaphora
Rostov Melody
Melody in Alto

It is Truly Meet
Bulgarian Chant
"Thy Fatherly Embrace" - 1st Tone
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

It is Truly Meet
Greek Chant - 3rd Tone
Arranged by Archpriest George Johnson

Anaphora - Liturgy of St. Basil

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

In Thee Rejoiceth - 8th Tone   VIDEO
Greek Chant
Melody in Alto

"And All Mankind"
Kievan Chant
Melody in Alto

End of Liturgy

"One is Holy"
by Archpriest George Johnson

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
2nd Tone - Abbreviated Kievan Chant
Arranged from Chesnokov by M. S. Konstantinov

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

 

 

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