St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America - Diocese of the South
1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL 34453
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St. Raphael Choir

Choir Members:

Choir Director: Linda Evans

Nancy Kinley, Margaret Wagner,  Barbara Yacos, Linda Labosky, Eric Jurien, Lydia Jurien, Aydan Wilcox, Anna Wilcox.

Music from: "Have Mercy on Me O God"

Liturgical Music & Texts
Texts for Liturgical Services
Texts for Liturgical Services

The texts of the propers sung at Vespers (stichera on "Lord I call," Litya, Aposticha, Troparia and Kontakia that change daily according to either the day of the week or particular day of the month).

Texts are "pointed" to be sung according to the tonal patterns of the Common Chant (L'vov-Bakhmetev Obikhod, 1869 edition)

Texts are formatted in MS Word. Print these pages for your use in liturgical worship!



Learning the Tones
Learning the Tones
Learning the Tones

A self-study tool that introduces the singer to the eight tones of Common (L’vov-Bakhmetev Obikhod) and Kievan Chant. Illustrates tonal patterns for singing stichera. Future sections will treat psalm verses,troparia, and kanons.

The scheme of the tutorial is to break down each tone and identify each of its musical phrases. The sequence for the proper use of the melodic phrases is fully explained as well as the “formula” (intonation patter, recitation pitch of the body of the phrase, and cadence) for each melodic line. All phrases are illustrated with musical and textual examples.

Recorded choral demonstrations of the written examples for each tone are presented, including full (SATB) choir, and individual lines for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.

Music Downloads
Music Downloads
Music Downloads

Index of liturgical music for daily worship during the year.






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