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Looking for good-quality Coptic, Ethiopian & Malankara/Syriac recordings!

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I'm looking for some good liturgical recordings of Coptic, Ethiopian and Malankara Orthodox services. Preferably not full service recordings because I'd like to add them to my iPhone, but rather individual hymns etc...

I have an overabundance of Byzantine Chant that is growing daily, also a lot of Slavic Chant. But I'm lacking on Coptic, Ethiopian and Malankara/Syriac chant recordings. Searching YouTube in English only gets me so far, and since I don't know Syriac, Coptic or Ethiopian, I'm pretty limited in my searches.
 

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For Coptic chant, I would say recordings really do not do them justice at all. The best thing to do would be attend a local Coptic parish. But for your purposes, what sort of hymns do you have in mind? Are you trying to familiarize yourself with our Liturgy? The midnight Psalmody (I.e. "Tasbeha")? Vespers/Matins? Holy Week Services? Are you looking for anything specific?
 

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Severian said:
For Coptic chant, I would say recordings really do not do them justice at all. The best thing to do would be attend a local Coptic parish. But for your purposes, what sort of hymns do you have in mind? Are you trying to familiarize yourself with our Liturgy? The midnight Psalmody (I.e. "Tasbeha")? Vespers/Matins? Holy Week Services? Are you looking for anything specific?
I agree on this one. I can't handle listening to recordings of Coptic chant, I have to shut it off. However, when I attended liturgy at a Coptic parish I enjoyed the experience.
 

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^The autotuned cymbals and triangle make me cringe.

The Commemoration of the Saints is probably my favorite part of the Liturgy. In Coptic it's absolutely beautiful.

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The Commemoration of the Saints in Coptic by Fr. Barsoum Shaker

From 28:56 up until around 34:17.

The text of the Commemoration:

As this, O Lord, is the command of Your only-begotten Son, that we share in the commemoration of Your saints, graciously accord, O Lord, to remember all the saints who have pleased You since the beginning.

Our holy fathers the patriarchs, the prophets, the apostles, the preachers, the evangelists, the martyrs, the confessors, and all the spirits of the righteous perfected in the faith.

Most of all, the pure, full-of- glory, ever-virgin, holy Theotokos, Saint Mary, who truly gave birth to God the Logos.

And Saint John the forerunner, Baptist, and martyr; Saint Stephen the archdeacon and protomartyr; the beholder-of-God Saint Mark the evangelist, the apostle and martyr; the patriarch Saint Severus; our teacher Dioscorus; Saint Athanasius the Apostolic; Saint Peter, the Holy martyr and high priest; Saint John Chrysostom; Saint Theodosius; Saint Theophilus; Saint Demetrius; Saint Cyril; Saint Basil; Saint Gregory the Theologian; Gregory the wonder worker; Saint Gregory the Armenian; the three hundred and eighteen assembled at Nicea; the one hundred and fifty at Constantinople; and the two hundred at Ephesus; our righteous father, the great Abba Anthony; the righteous Abba Paul; the three saints Abba Macarii and all their children, the cross-bearers; our father Abba John the hegumen; our righteous father Abba Pishoy, the perfect man, the beloved of our good Savior.

Our father Abba Paul of Tammoh and Ezekiel his disciple; my masters, the Roman fathers Saints Maximus and Dometius; the Forty-nine Martyrs; elders of Shiheet; the strong saint Abba Moses;John Kame the priest; our father Abba Daniel the hegumen; our father Abba Isidore the priest; our father Abba Pachom of the Koinonia, and Theodore his disciple; our father Abba Shenoute the archimandrite, and Abba Wesa his disciple.And Abba Abraam the Bishop of Fayom and Giza.

And all the choir of Your saints, through whose prayers and supplications have mercy on us all and save us, for the sake of Your holy name, which is called upon us.


http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/index.php?a=view&id=2045
 

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Severian said:
For Coptic chant, I would say recordings really do not do them justice at all. The best thing to do would be attend a local Coptic parish. But for your purposes, what sort of hymns do you have in mind? Are you trying to familiarize yourself with our Liturgy? The midnight Psalmody (I.e. "Tasbeha")? Vespers/Matins? Holy Week Services? Are you looking for anything specific?
Not anything really in particular. Just to add to my library of various styles of Christian chant. I'm learning Byzantine Chant, but I enjoy listening to all kinds of chant (Armenian, Georgian, Slavic, Gregorian etc...) daily.

I'd also really like some liturgical recordings in English, though those aren't really for my library, just to kind of listen to and familiarize myself with Oriental liturgies and hearing the liturgical similarities.
 

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I have plenty of this stuff downloaded over the years from various websites (some of them are not active any more), many of them I have <a href="http://chomikuj.pl/Srbija/*e2*98*a6Muzyka+chrze*c5*9bcija*c5*84ska+*e2*80*a0">here</a> (divided by the feasts/liturgical periods and inside each such folder by tradition/language) however it's in Polish and you have to be registered.

Some very basic websites
Ethiopian

http://www.ethiopianorthodox.org/churchmusic/liturgyinenglish/geeze.html
http://www.ethiopianorthodox.org/churchmusic/mezmuretewhedo/series.html
http://www.tewahedo.org/ipad.html

Coptic
tasbeha.org
http://alhan.org/
copticheritage.org

Armenian
http://www.stnersess.edu/liturgical-resources.html
http://sharakanner.blogspot.com/ (use Google translate ;) )

Syriac
http://www.syriacmusic.com/
http://sor.cua.edu/Feast/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9B0TT5jfkGzJGc8JbCdcFw/videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/ProjectSyriac/videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/malankarasyriac/videos (Malankara)

I you want particular things write here or send me a PM
 

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88Devin12 said:
I'm looking for some good liturgical recordings of Coptic, Ethiopian and Malankara Orthodox services. Preferably not full service recordings because I'd like to add them to my iPhone, but rather individual hymns etc...

I have an overabundance of Byzantine Chant that is growing daily, also a lot of Slavic Chant. But I'm lacking on Coptic, Ethiopian and Malankara/Syriac chant recordings. Searching YouTube in English only gets me so far, and since I don't know Syriac, Coptic or Ethiopian, I'm pretty limited in my searches.
Are you interested in Youtube/other links or downloads?  Recordings from "live" services or professionally recorded albums/tracks? 
 
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