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Simplest Cherubic

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What is the simplest Cherubic Hymn that anyone would recommend for a amateur weekday choir or single chanter who was put on the spot who isn't usually in the choir. Go!
Please link if possible Английский пожалуйста English Please
 

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I have found that by upping the tempo of Kastorsky's setting, it's very doable.

Like this:

https://youtu.be/OCI-VMl5bL4
 

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hecma925 said:
I have found that by upping the tempo of Kastorsky's setting, it's very doable.

Like this:

https://youtu.be/OCI-VMl5bL4
Ha, I also thought about Kastorsky. I've heard it in English, Polish and Church Slavonic - it fits various languages, melody repits (so it's easy) and is nice.
 

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The absolute simplest:  Use the Greek/Byzantine version of the Megalynarion from the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil ("In thee rejoiceth all creation").

My personal favorite:  Adapt the Western hymn tune Picardy generally associated with the Western text "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent".  There is some hymnological evidence that this tune was originally a cherubikon which was later metered for Western hymnody; the main clue are the three Alleluias at the close of the Western hymn.

I also use that melody for the Holy, holy holy... during the Anaphora.
 

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I've heard very simple ones in Antiochian and Ukrainian parishes, but wouldn't know the composer.

However, there are several in the Antiochian Sacred Music Library. #5 by Bortniansky seems simple enough and close to the melody I remember, but not quite.

Ours are always ridiculously elaborate even if the chanter is chanting them alone :p
 

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https://mci.archpitt.org/servicebooks/DivineLiturgies.pdf
Cherubic Hymn starts on Page 42.  There are some very simple ones.
 
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