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Pronounciation of Church Slavonic - Ukrainian or Carpatho-Rusyn

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podkarpatska said:
In the early 1970's Father Stefan Papp, a Greek Catholic priest from Slovakia, recorded the entirety of Boksaj's Prostopinije/Plain Chant for cantor training. While the records are no longer available, the Metropolitan Cantor's Institute of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Pittsburgh has preserved a complete set of Father Papp's recordings online at http://www.metropolitancantorinstitute.org/RecordedMusic.html. I hope this helps you.
This is wonderful! Thank You for the link. It would be awesome if this could be rereleased as a CD.
 

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Brigidsboy said:
podkarpatska said:
In the early 1970's Father Stefan Papp, a Greek Catholic priest from Slovakia, recorded the entirety of Boksaj's Prostopinije/Plain Chant for cantor training. While the records are no longer available, the Metropolitan Cantor's Institute of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Pittsburgh has preserved a complete set of Father Papp's recordings online at http://www.metropolitancantorinstitute.org/RecordedMusic.html. I hope this helps you.
This is wonderful! Thank You for the link. It would be awesome if this could be rereleased as a CD.
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It would be very easy to download those and burn them to a CD using iTunes or another such program, for private personal use (it would be format shifting and I am sure the Cantors would not object, and one might make a donation as well).

By the way, if anynof you know of any good albums of Prostopinije, please let me know; I can't find any in Apple Music or iTunes.
 

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I have a whole book on the Ukrainian pronunciation. It's in Ukrainian, however.
 

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ialmisry said:
I have a whole book on the Ukrainian pronunciation. It's in Ukrainian, however.
Ukrainian pronunciation is easy. You replace all vowels with ɪ or i depending on grammatical position and you have Ukrainian pronunciation.
 

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wgw said:
Brigidsboy said:
podkarpatska said:
In the early 1970's Father Stefan Papp, a Greek Catholic priest from Slovakia, recorded the entirety of Boksaj's Prostopinije/Plain Chant for cantor training. While the records are no longer available, the Metropolitan Cantor's Institute of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Pittsburgh has preserved a complete set of Father Papp's recordings online at http://www.metropolitancantorinstitute.org/RecordedMusic.html. I hope this helps you.
This is wonderful! Thank You for the link. It would be awesome if this could be rereleased as a CD.
+1

However

It would be very easy to download those and burn them to a CD using iTunes or another such program, for private personal use (it would be format shifting and I am sure the Cantors would not object, and one might make a donation as well).

By the way, if anynof you know of any good albums of Prostopinije, please let me know; I can't find any in Apple Music or iTunes.
The Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh on its remarkable Metropolitan Cantor Institute webpage has uploaded many of Father Papp's recordings. THey are near the bottom of the page cited. His diction is precise. Many of us on the Orthodox side used the Papp material as a guide in learning the complexities of the chant. Their English versions are not my cup of tea, but they are ok...http://mci.archpitt.org/RecordedMusic.html
 

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The files on that website by the Schola Cantorum thingamajig are sung by a professional choir, directed by the much-bemoaned-at-byzcath.org J Michael Thompson. They're good though they feel a little cold. The most sublime prostopinije singing I've heard was at my parish two Sundays ago. The choir director wasn't able to come in that day, so we all picked up the plainchant books. It was basically three or four adults and five or six teenagers in the choir loft and the blend of voices made the hair stand up on my neck. I hope everyone gets to hear something like that sometime.
 
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