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Oriental Orthodox Music

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There is a new set of CD's for the Rite and Hymns of the Glorification Service in the Coptic Church:

http://www.copticheritage.org/Productions_glorificationservice.phtml
 

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Salpy said:
There is a new set of CD's for the Rite and Hymns of the Glorification Service in the Coptic Church:

http://www.copticheritage.org/Productions_glorificationservice.phtml
The Video Ad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0RXMwbq2Os
 

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A Malayalam hymn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D357XSp8_cI
 

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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:

http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Praises%2FMidnight_Praises%2FFr._David_Bebawy%2C_Coptic_Midnight_Praises%2FPart_1%2Ftrack09.417.mp3

And here's the hymn that is sung before the "Praise of the Three Youth:"

http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Praises%2FMidnight_Praises%2FFr._David_Bebawy%2C_Coptic_Midnight_Praises%2FPart_1%2Ftrack08.416.mp3
(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:

http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Praises%2FMorning_Praises%2FFr._David_Bebawy%2FJoy01.mp3
(he gives instructions before he begins in Arabic)

Lyrics here:
http://www.alhan.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34&Itemid=57

God bless.
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:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2020940-song-about-st-marys-annunciation
And since this is also a marriage season in the Church, here he is with his powerful high-toned voice chanting the Wedding Gospel:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2381853851932325114#
 

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Coptic Hymn:  Je nai nan - Have mercy - جي ناي نان

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfFQi4HVvbo
 

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Psalti Boy said:
Could anyone tell me if there are any sites online where I can find music from the Oriental Orthodox Church?  Thanks
A song on Feast of Transfiguration, with the Ancient Traditional Church Schooling theme, showing scholars on exercise,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJj3vwob3k&feature=player_embedded#!
A well organized song/intact with its ancient melody/ can be found from Mahibere Selam, or Mahibere Kidusan CDs/youtube searches.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmKTrdhcvc4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtHoKFuLqZ8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixd2uQJ2bGM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi8I82XB2S8&feature=related
with Ancient King David's Harp/10 strings psaltery/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rotv9cIJbg8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDpGXVnNEJw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkPUZHfLUxo&feature=related






 

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Salpy said:
This hymn is sung in the Armenian Church on Holy Thursday and tells of Christ washing the feet of His Apostles:



http://youtube.com/watch?v=S87KgPfu1UI
It sounds more similar to Russian chant than most Armenian chant I have heard. Do you hear it? Could you explain why?
 

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deusveritasest said:
Salpy said:
This hymn is sung in the Armenian Church on Holy Thursday and tells of Christ washing the feet of His Apostles:



http://youtube.com/watch?v=S87KgPfu1UI
It sounds more similar to Russian chant than most Armenian chant I have heard. Do you hear it? Could you explain why?
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.  :)
 

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http://www.youtube.com/user/02kazak?feature=mhum#p/u/0/tM7ujACR8bQ

Malayalam intercessory song to St Gregorious of Parumala.
The song is taken from a CD which was released from our parish itself, and i uploaded it.
 

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Wedding songs of Malankara Orthodox/Jacobite Syrian Churches ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8KTpzrybOo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHn1KUV90bE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn4JSezTa-k&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q4ub4gcCVE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFdfDqSVGdc&feature=related



 

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My special invitation for all, the Ethiopian Seatat, the most lovely hymn in the Church Services.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShxZgQh4B-8

Enjoy it
 

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hailemaryam said:
My special invitation for all, the Ethiopian Seatat, the most lovely hymn in the Church Services.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShxZgQh4B-8

Enjoy it
Absolutely beautiful! 
 

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Here is someone playing the organ and singing in an Armenian Church in Canada:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnq9HQ2a-nQ
 

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this is Ethiopian
http://www.ethiopianorthodox.org/churchmusic/mezmuretewhedo/series.html
 

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A hymn in Malayalam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVrI8qbdRPo

This is the description that goes with it:


This is the Malayalam translation of the Syriac hymn by Mor Jacob of Serugh, that is sung during the verpers on the feast of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
ENGLISH TRANSLATION
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Sing Halleluiah!
as the shepherds sang in Bethlehem.

Come and see,
the one who dwells in the chariots of heaven,
being carried in the hands of the virgin.

The one who is glorified by Gabriel and the angels,
is being carried in the hand of Joseph.

Glory to Thee:
whose praise fills the heavens
and who brought peace and joy to earth by his incarnation.

Glory to the one, who brought gratification in all directions by his incarnation,
and to the Father who send him, and to the Holy Spirit.

Sing Halleluiah!
as the shepherds sang in Bethlehem.
 

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Shlomo !!!

I am quite new here.. This is first posting I am making here. I am Syrian Orthodox from India. Great to be a part of this community.

Below provided is hymns in Syriac and malayalam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNaYQovgUz4&feature=player_embedded#!
 

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Shlomo !!!

Thank you Salpy.

Below given is the hymn sung in the Syrian orthodox Church prior to the commencement of the public celeberation of the divine Liturgy. The hymn was composed by Late Mor Gregorios Geevarghese ( Perumbilly ) who was a master of Beth Gazo - the Syriac liturgical music. This is one of the hymns I love.

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

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Below is the first stanza of the Kukiliyon ( Prayers of incense ) being sung in the eight different tunes / melodies as stipulated in the Syriac liturgical music. Syrians use a system of eight melodies called the "oktoechos" in singing hymns, based on combinations of four elements namely heat, cold, humidity, and drought. They observed that the first and fifth develop a sensation of heat and humidity. The second and sixth increase cold and humidity, the third and seventh heat and drought, and the fourth and eighth cold and drought.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8M26KZtg38&translated=1
 

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Just adding a few more Syriac Othodox Songs, I too am an admirer of the beautiful music in my church, too bad my voice is terrible =p

A Syriac Song after the Holy Qurbono; Balkim Thetumal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajfAM3OSbqI

One of my favourite songs during the wedding ceremony Sundharikalil Athi Sundhari Nee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8KTpzrybOo

The songs sung during the Intercession to St. Mary, the first one is my personal favourite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w11Um21h_FE

A prayer written by Mor Ephrem for the night time, Karthave Kripa Cheyyaname
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWWLXeG4_V0

Our Father ( Abun d Bashmayo) sung by world famous singer Abeer Nehme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zPKQNetK1Y
 

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Hail Mary (Shlom Lech Maryam) in Syriac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7MyqXdjhVA

A syriac song, I am the true light (Enono Nuhro Shariro)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRjxpxH0RE8

Wa habibi a Good Friday song in Arabic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOGUVmgLX1M

The same song in Syriac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6aIEHPM2mw

A more knowledgable person correct me if im wrong, but I believe this is the Malayalam version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP8SXj-Sh2c
 

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The Christmas Prayers for the Morning in Malayalam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4sQFZXnoQw

A song from the evening prayers of the Christmas service in Malayalam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeccYEXYjbg

A song from the Midnight prayers of the Christmas service in Malaylam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeZ0nDYql7U
 

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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:
http://www11.rapidupload.com/d.php?file=dl&filepath=26921
The link does not provide a hymn.
 

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A beautiful Christmas Eve hymn at a Malankara Orthodox Church in Houston:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQPwgMdWAF0
 

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Salpy said:
A beautiful Christmas Eve hymn at a Malankara Orthodox Church in Houston:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQPwgMdWAF0
This is the same song + Kadishat Aloho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syhd4gAXBRo
 

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Syrian Orthodox Prayer hymns for the departed..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pipxTN8AhJk

God Bless !!!
 

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abdedaloho said:
Syrian Orthodox Prayer hymns for the departed..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pipxTN8AhJk

God Bless !!!
Can you please provide an english translation.
 

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dhinuus said:
abdedaloho said:
Syrian Orthodox Prayer hymns for the departed..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pipxTN8AhJk

God Bless !!!
Can you please provide an english translation.
...and a transliteration as well...that was beautiful; I personally like to learn how to say this.
 

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A Christmas mezmur from Ethiopia:

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