The Video Ad:Salpy said:There is a new set of CD's for the Rite and Hymns of the Glorification Service in the Coptic Church:
Bringing back Fr. David Bebawy to the forefront, here's a video of him singing an Arabic spiritual song about the Annunciation of the Virgin Theotokos:minasoliman said:I'd like to share with you a hymn from a priest I learned the Church hymns from. He is probably my favorite priest I'd love to hear to chant. I like a strong voice and if possible with high tones. I personally pray the same way, and I personally would get bored when I go to Coptic churches where deacons insist on a very low tone of chanting. I know perhaps this shouldn't be the case, but since my childhood I was brought in Fr. David Bebawy's way of chanting, and forever am I attracted to it, since my vocal cords can also handle it (I guess since it was trained in it).
Anyway, without further ado, here's one example of Fr. David Bebawy chanting "Praise of the Three Youth" (Praise Him and Exalt Him Above All). I'm not sure if someone posted it earlier in this thread, but this is one hymn chanted by Fr. David with a high tone that I love very much. Just imagine praying tasbeha with this man:
And here's the hymn that is sung before the "Praise of the Three Youth:"
(there's a part cut in the middle)
Fr. David is also known for his very articulate way in using the cymbals; this is a simple way (for him), but there are more articulate ways he uses the cymbals such as the Morning Praises in the first Joyful Tone:
(he gives instructions before he begins in Arabic)
A song on Feast of Transfiguration, with the Ancient Traditional Church Schooling theme, showing scholars on exercise,Psalti Boy said:Could anyone tell me if there are any sites online where I can find music from the Oriental Orthodox Church? Thanks
It sounds more similar to Russian chant than most Armenian chant I have heard. Do you hear it? Could you explain why?Salpy said:This hymn is sung in the Armenian Church on Holy Thursday and tells of Christ washing the feet of His Apostles:
I've heard Russian chant, but I guess I don't really know enough about it to hear the similarity. To me the hymn just sound Armenian. Maybe the Russians were influenced by us.deusveritasest said:It sounds more similar to Russian chant than most Armenian chant I have heard. Do you hear it? Could you explain why?Salpy said:This hymn is sung in the Armenian Church on Holy Thursday and tells of Christ washing the feet of His Apostles:
The link does not provide a hymn.EkhristosAnesti said:Paslti boy and anyone else interested,
The best of Coptic chant and music is scarce on the internet. I have been to just about every known site and 75% of what I have found is quite low quality, in terms of recording and voice. Most of the files on the net better serve the interests of one who seeks to learn Coptic chant/music, rather than one who seeks to enjoy Coptic chant/music in my opinion. If you want the gems, just ask me; I will gladly direct you to the best quality recordings on the net, and upload those you will never find on the net.
Here is one of my favourites that I have uploaded from a CD I own; it's the Goodfriday hymn Omonogenis chanted in Arabic:
This is the same song + Kadishat AlohoSalpy said:A beautiful Christmas Eve hymn at a Malankara Orthodox Church in Houston:
...and a transliteration as well...that was beautiful; I personally like to learn how to say this.dhinuus said: