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My favourite album is The Triumph of Orthodoxy by the Valaam monastery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr6-l2QF9Cg

They sing so piously, which really makes all the difference. Also I've got to say... the monastic life on Valaam is so real. They are true monastics. The only thing some of them know is prayer and work, and don't need anything else besides God. I think there are a few holy people there now that the we don't know of. And in total right now there are about 300 monastics on the island. And what's interesting is that the island itself is basically almost a kind of monastic republic, though there are a few non-monastics there left who lived there during the Soviet times when the monks were exiled and the monastery closed.

Also this is the choir after fr. David (Legeida) was assigned as regent instead of fr. German (Ryabtsev). The difference is colossal I think. The recording was made in 2004.

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Also here is some fantastic chanting from this year on the feast day of the founders of the monastery Sts. Sergius and Herman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO5pJ6_vRfo

Not an album, just a live recording of a part of the service.

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And here is a video of a memorial service for one of the reposed brethren:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2RvJi8hJZk

I like listening to it for some reason. It's sung so beautifully. And the priest monk who is serving is Fr. David (Legeida) himself, the choir regent.

God bless!

From Russia with love. :)
 

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Some recordings (Nativity, Great Lent, Pascha and a few other things) by the st. Makary youth choir from Novosibirsk; they perform Russian and Greek chants (they're just Byzantine melodies, sung in Russian manner):

http://orthedu.ru/nbpi/music/hor.htm
 

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Hymn from the Nativity Great Compline 'Magi kings of Persia' in Church Slavonic in two different ways of chanting:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFn8ZPg8ewk">Russian</a>
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgLq7kZAqa8">Bulgarian</a>
 

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJf0VJStxY9HmgFANMr_0pQ/videos">YT channel with different chants in Church Slavonic</a>.
Various parts of the services, for various liturgical periods, chanted by various choirs. Plus music scores.
 

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUdwgxeT45ZapVrqchlad3Q">A few troparions to different saints in Polish</a> (that's a new channel, so I suppose there will be much more).

The choir is from Gdańsk (a few months ago from time to time there is Liturgy served in Polish instead of Church Slavonic)
 

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sijGZr5zPuwX6AFjiH_lA/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd">YT channel of Serbian choir "st. George" from Bežanija</a> - Serbian Orthodox paraliturgical songs plus some liturgical hymns in Church Slavonic by Serbian and Russian compositors
 

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxTXNc92KN8">Hirmoses of the Great Canon of Repentance of St. Andrew of Crete - old Russian chant, Church Slavonic subtitles</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biOKl4jrkEI">Hirmoses of the Great Canon of Repentance of St. Andrew of Crete - Kievan chant, English subtitles</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iADZZlXmsnY">Sticheras of the Vespers of the Forgivness Sunday</a>:
Let us humble the flesh by abstinence:,
As we follow the divine path of pure fasting.
With prayers and tears let us seek the Lord who saves us.
Let us put an end to anger, crying out:
Save us who have sinned against Thee!
Save us, O Christ our King, as Thou didst save the men of Ninevah,
And make us partakers of Thy heavenly Kingdom, O compassionate One!

Let us begin the fast with joy!
Let us prepare ourselves for spiritual efforts!
Let us cleanse our soul and cleanse our flesh!
Let us abstain from every passion as we abstain from food!
Let us rejoice in virtues of the Spirit and fulfill them in love,
that we all may see the Passion of Christ our God,
and rejoice in spirit at the Holy Pascha!
 

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TJmTB1XlmI">Kassiane hymn in Church Slavonic (Holy Wednesday)</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6grTVfwwCC4">Holy Thursday canon in Church Slavonic (English subtitles)</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxNfG79-g08">Sedalen, tone 7, from Holy Friday matins in Church Slavonic</a>
 

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Chants in French:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbe9xqywz3Q">Paschal troparion "Christ is risen"</a>
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSqO5XHqPsw">Psalm 33</a>
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFTV6zYUyYE">Alleluia</a>
 

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Finnish chant (including troparions for 12 great feasts and Pascha, and for Sundays):
https://www.youtube.com/user/joensuunort/videos
 

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Orthodox Chamber Choir of Finland - Blessed Is the Man (Kedrov)
https://youtu.be/jG2DMzf_H_o
 

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Alpo said:
Orthodox Chamber Choir of Finland - Blessed Is the Man (Kedrov)
https://youtu.be/jG2DMzf_H_o
I like that melody. When I hear it I usually try to sing along.
 

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mike said:
Alpo said:
Orthodox Chamber Choir of Finland - Blessed Is the Man (Kedrov)
https://youtu.be/jG2DMzf_H_o
I like that melody. When I hear it I usually try to sing along.
In my experience that is the most common melody for that hymn around here.
 

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Katie Melua - the song of st. Simeon the God-receiver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjnuosqDbdg
 

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Heorhij said:
I have to say that this is a rather atypical singing of the Divine Liturgy. It's all-male and "monodia" (unisone, no harmonies). I've never heard it sung that way in Slavic Churches before. If it were not for a peculiar mixture of Old Church Slavonic and vernacular Russian in the text that they are singing, I would never even guess that it's Slavic.
Almost 9 years later, I randomly stumbled onto a link to this recording on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Choral-Medieval-Russian-Orthodox-Church/dp/B002XXI6SU

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Some Orthodox Czech hymns

To st. Vaclav:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO9Nh67poGA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwhdoQhBCA8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9SJUlUnkRA

To st. Gorazd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNnwLLMaADQ

With all saints give the rest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUsxSKFqnvU
 

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For anyone interested in the Carpatho-Rusyn prostopinije, Steve Puluka has uploaded a number of historic chant books for free download:

http://puluka.com/home/category/liturgicalchant/prostopinije/
 
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