Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The beauty of Byzantine Chant

One of the things that really moved me into Orthodoxy was the beauty and richness of its hymnography and chanting in the Byzantine style. I will elaborate more on this in part III of my journey.

Here you will hear, in Greek, Psalm 135 (LXX) or 136 in the authorized version. It is chanted by Byzantine Master and Professor of Music, Mr. George Papanicholaos. It is chanted in plagal of tone 1, also called tone 5 based on pa. Enjoy.

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