2009 NO.4-6 (Aprilie-Iunie, 2009 ) VOL. 52, ISSUE 4-6
Romanian Orthodox Chant Book from Transylvania
Orthodox Divine Services
from Cluj, Romania
These MP3s are edited from a series of live recordings made in and around the city of Cluj by Fr. Aris Metrakos during his visit to Romania in May 2007. While they are not professional-quality recordings, they still accurately represent contemporary liturgical singing of the Orthodox Romanians in Transylvania, a subject about which little can be found on the Internet. To reduce the size of these files, sermons and speeches have been removed. In the near future, I will include some explanations and commentary on these recordings.
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Sunday, May 13, 2007
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with His Grace, Bishop Vasile at the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross, Cluj
Divine Liturgy in Romanian
Columbia, South Carolina
This Divine Liturgy was celebrated on August 25, 2007 by Fr. Aris Metrakos, with chanting by David Mastroberte. Music marked "D. Cuntan" is the chant from western Transylvania as notated in the late 19th century by Fr. Dimitrie Cuntan of Sibiu. The uniformizata melodies are "standardized" chants (as the name implies) promulgated by the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate.
Great Litany Tone 8, uniformizata
Bless the Lord, O my soul D. Cuntan
Only-begotten Son D. Cuntan
Beatitudes Tone 8, N. Lungu
Come, let us worship D. Cuntan
Tropar of St. Bartholomew Tone 3, psaltic
Tropar of Pentecost Tone 8, D. Cuntan
Condac of St. Bartholomew Tone 4, according to D. Cuntan
Trisagion Tone 5, Ghelasie Basarabean
Alleluia Tone 1, uniformizata
Litany of Supplication uniformizata
Cherubic Hymn D. Cuntan
Father, Son and Holy Spirit D. Cuntan
Anaphora D. Cuntan
It is truly right D. Cuntan
Our Father A. Pann
One is holy D. Cuntan
Paraliturgical Communion Hymn "Asa graieste Domnul slavei"
Blessed is he D. Cuntan
Receive the Body of Christ uniformizata
We have seen the true light D. Cuntan
Let our mouths be filled D. Cuntan
In the name of the Lord uniformizata
Blessed be the name of the Lord D. Cuntan
"O Marie Sfanta"
"Tie, Maica-Ti cer"
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