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TruthSeeker

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This women has an unreal voice! Brought me to tears.

Scroll down and hear the sample "Heavenly King"!
http://66.218.69.11/search/cache?p=byzantine+chanting+in+english&sm=Yahoo%21+Search&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8&u=www.ancienthymns.com/&w=byzantine+chanting+english&d=JJzSzGFULtz1&icp=1&.intl=us

I would like to find a solo male chanter that can match her.... clarity and power....any suggestions?



 

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Indeed, TruthSeeker, she is good.

The first sample on this page:

http://www.sv-luka.org/chants/indexmedch.html

brings me to my knees quite literally.
 
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Being a Copt, it is strange to my ears to hear a female vocal soloist (my Church is dominated by strong male vocals - maybe an influence of Egypt's arabization), however that was truly quite beautiful. Those samples linked to by Αριστοκλής were also quite moving; i've never heard EO chant before, thanks for sharing that.

For me, most of the Coptic Good Friday hymns move and humble my spirit; most notably however:

Golgotha (this version is recorded with an instrumental, however this hymn is not accompanied by instruments when chanted on Good Friday):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Songs%2FCoptic%2FDavid_Ensmble%2FCoptic_Hymns%2Ftrack_02.mp3

The chant of Chapter 3 from the Lamentations of Jeremiah: http://media.coptichymns.net:8080/ramgen/coptichymns/pascha/friday/hics/lamentations_fmnm.smil

Psalm of Sixth Hour (Rafadoni ana al-habib - "They rejected I the beloved") Psalms 38:21,22;22:16,17,18,7,8:
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FElshahid_Abu_Fam%2Fcd2%2Ftrack1.mp3

The Trisagion (sad tune):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FIbrahim_Ayad%2FPart_4%2F03-Agios_%28Sad_Tune%29.280.mp3

Omonogenes ("Only-Begotten"):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FHigher_Institute_of_Studies_-_Germany%2Fpascha_gr_04.267.mp3

+Irini nem makarismos
 

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EkhristosAnesti said:
Being a Copt, it is strange to my ears to hear a female vocal soloist (my Church is dominated by strong male vocals - maybe an influence of Egypt's arabization), however that was truly quite beautiful. Those samples linked to by Αριστοκλής were also quite moving; i've never heard EO chant before, thanks for sharing that.

For me, most of the Coptic Good Friday hymns move and humble my spirit; most notably however:

Golgotha (this version is recorded with an instrumental, however this hymn is not accompanied by instruments when chanted on Good Friday):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Songs%2FCoptic%2FDavid_Ensmble%2FCoptic_Hymns%2Ftrack_02.mp3

The chant of Chapter 3 from the Lamentations of Jeremiah: http://media.coptichymns.net:8080/ramgen/coptichymns/pascha/friday/hics/lamentations_fmnm.smil

Psalm of Sixth Hour (Rafadoni ana al-habib - "They rejected I the beloved") Psalms 38:21,22;22:16,17,18,7,8:
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?s=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FElshahid_Abu_Fam%2Fcd2%2Ftrack1.mp3

The Trisagion (sad tune):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FIbrahim_Ayad%2FPart_4%2F03-Agios_%28Sad_Tune%29.280.mp3

Omonogenes ("Only-Begotten"):
http://tasbeha.org/media/index.php?st=Hymns%2FOther_Occasions%2FHoly_Week%2FHigher_Institute_of_Studies_-_Germany%2Fpascha_gr_04.267.mp3

+Irini nem makarismos

Good stuff! Thanx
 

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Her voice is beautiful.

I am a "fan" of Sister Keyrouz. If any of you have heard her, she is Melkite/Maronite, but she sings beautiful EO Liturgies and hymns.
You can listen to her here.

VK
 

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Αριστοκλής said:
Indeed, TruthSeeker, she is good.

The first sample on this page:

http://www.sv-luka.org/chants/indexmedch.html

brings me to my knees quite literally.
Listen to the Cherubic Hymn (3rd down on that page).  My priest bought a record that has it when he was in Greece 20+ years ago.  He transcribed and translated it and it is in our choir books.

On page 2 of that site there is another Cherubic Hymn which seems like a really nice blend of polyphonic (more Slavic) and monophonic (Byzantine) chant.  A lot of this Serb stuff is really interesting.
 

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Good stuff all.


But isn't there an outstanding male solo artist that sings in english?

 

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TruthSeeker said:
Good stuff all.


But isn't there an outstanding male solo artist that sings in english?

Well, TruthSeeker, I guess the job is open  :D

Please fill in!
 

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TruthSeeker said:
This women has an unreal voice! Brought me to tears.
Wow.  A presvytera and a former Miss Pennsylvania. 

She has a lovely voice.  Thanks for linking to that site, TruthSeeker.
 

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Wow.  A presvytera and a former Miss Pennsylvania. 

She has a lovely voice.  Thanks for linking to that site, TruthSeeker.

Ya.... and obviously attractive ...the ultimate woman in my opinion..........I a bet she cooked a meal souvlaki  too. :)
 
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Lucky last on my list has to be the Priest-Deacon "Khristos Anesti" dialogue. The first part of the chant in the file at the below link is performed in english, and the latter majority in arabic; here are the lyrics:

Deacon (in English): Christ is Risen from the dead.
Priest (in English): Indeed He is Risen from the dead.
Deacon (in Arabic): Lift up your heads, O you gates, and be lifted up you everlasting doors! (x3) And the King of Glory shall come in.
Priest (in Arabic): Who is the King of Glory?
Deacon (in Arabic): The Lord, Strong and Mighty. The Lord Mighty in battle! He is the King of Glory...

http://www.rapidupload.com/file.php?filepath=6825

+Irini nem makarismos
 

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TruthSeeker said:
Good stuff all.


But isn't there an outstanding male solo artist that sings in english?
Fr.  Apostolos Hill
http://www.saintromanosrecords.com/index.php/cPath/35?osCsid=51c2b59f00f51f501bc18908e11f3571

I'd also suggest ensemble settings, male, female, or mixed, because there are some amazing ancient traditions to be found there.
 

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choirfiend said:
Fr.  Apostolos Hill
http://www.saintromanosrecords.com/index.php/cPath/35?osCsid=51c2b59f00f51f501bc18908e11f3571

I'd also suggest ensemble settings, male, female, or mixed, because there are some amazing ancient traditions to be found there.

He is pretty good but doesn't quite match her....although I am buying some of his works.

 
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