With An Open Heart

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2. The Great Ectenia D. Pappas, adapted by S. Mandalakis

6. The Trisagion Hymn M. Aprahamian

8. Arabic Cherubic Hymn, Arabic Melody, arranged by P. Hilko

20. Phos Ilaron Entrance Hymn for Vespers Sakellarides, arranged by S. Mandalakis

21. Alleluiarion, Behold the Bridegroom Comes at Midnight Mode Plagal IV Bridegroom Matins Troparion Byzantine Chant, adapted by Basil Kazan

Total playing time - 78:54


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Highlight tracks:
2. The Great Ectenia D. Pappas, adapted by S. Mandalakis

6. The Trisagion Hymn M. Aprahamian

8. Arabic Cherubic Hymn, Arabic Melody, arranged by P. Hilko

20. Phos Ilaron Entrance Hymn for Vespers Sakellarides, arranged by S. Mandalakis

21. Alleluiarion, Behold the Bridegroom Comes at Midnight Mode Plagal IV Bridegroom Matins Troparion Byzantine Chant, adapted by Basil Kazan

Total playing time - 78:54


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     The music included in this recording was chosen not only because it represents a cross-section of our ethnic diversity but also for its aesthetic and historical value. The selections embody highlights from the historical corpus of Orthodox Church Music. Ancient monophonic Byzantine Chant performed with the simplest ison or drone blossoms as it is chanted with harmonies common to the 19th and early 20th Century reforms in Greece and Constantinople. Experiments with the harmonization of the ancient chant traditions from Russia, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria span several centuries of artistic development and have become standard pieces for American Orthodox mixed choirs. Finally, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, freely composed hymns have found a place in our worship here in America, insofar as these compositions maintain the ethos of Orthodox liturgical arts, which are, first and foremost, a means by which we as humans are to be aided in our journey on the road to theosis ... to becoming like God.
     We hope that as you listen, you maintain an open heart as we have done, with God's grace, these past fifty years!

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Phone:201-568-8840

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
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