Prologue by Gregorios Stathis

Concerning Adaptation

Concerning Notation

Byzantine vs. Western Notation

About the Translation

The History of Byzantine Chant

Writing Byzantine Music

Epilogue by
  Photios Kontoglou

Guidelines for Greek Pronunciation

The Intervals of the Soft Chromatic Modal Genre

The Intonations of the Eight Modes



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 Christ is Risen (English and Greek)
Lord Have Mercy (English and Greek)
Antiphons (English)
Typica (English)
 Apolytikia of the Resurrection (English)
Thrice-holy Hymn (English and Greek)
    Alleluia (English and Greek)
    Cherubic Hymns (English and Greek)
    Hierarchal Liturgy (English and Greek)
    Anaphora (English and Greek)
    It is Truly Right (English and Greek)
 Heirmoi (Katavasias) of the Ninth Ode (English and Greek) 
 (instead of “It is Truly Right” on feast days) 

September 8, Birth of the Theotokos

   by George Hourmouzios “Hartophylax”
 September 14, Exaltation of the Cross
   by Hourmouzios Hartophylax
 November 21, Entrance of the Theotokos
   by Hourmouzios Hartophylax
 December 25, Nativity
   by Athanasios Karamanis
 December 26, Nativity (Iambic Canon)
   by Athanasios Karamanis
 January 6, Theophany
   by Hourmouzios Hartophylax
 January 7, Theophany (Iambic Canon)
   by Hourmouzios Hartophylax
 February 2, Meeting in the Temple
   by Athanasios Karamanis
 March 25, Annunciation
   by Hourmouzios Hartophylax
Lazarus Saturday
   by Hourmouzios Hartophylax
 Palm Sunday
   by Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas
   by Peter of Ephesus
   by Athanasios Karamanis
 Thomas Sunday
   by Athanasios Karamanis
 Sunday of the Paralytic
   by Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas
 Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost
   by Hourmouzios Hartophylax
 Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
   by Chrysanthos Theodosopoulos
   by Athanasios Karamanis
   Diatonic Grave Mode, by Karamanis
   Enharmonic Grave Mode, by Karamanis
 Monday of the Holy Spirit
   by Athanasios Karamanis
 August 6, Transfiguration
   by Hourmouzios Hartophylax
   Alternate Hymn, by Karamanis
 August 15, Dormition
   by Athanasios Karamanis
    Communion Hymns (days of the week) (English and Greek)
    Communion Hymns (major feast days) (English and Greek)
    Communion Hymns (minor feast days) (English and Greek)
    Receive Me Today (English and Greek)
    Concluding Hymns (English and Greek)

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