Music To Accompany the Good Shepherd Prayerbook (2007)

In April of 2007 the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada published its newest and most comprehensive prayer book in over 50 years: the “Good Shepherd” or “Dobryj Pastyr”. In order for the prayer book to bring forth spiritual fruit as effectively as possible two other publications were needed: the priest’s service book or “Sluzhebnyk”, and musical settings for the liturgical hymns.

This collection of musical notes prepared by the Alberta Benevolent Cantors Association serves the need for a common musical arrangement of the new translation according to the Galician melodies commonly used in most parishes of the UOCC. By means of explanation several points regarding these arrangements must be made.

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Blessings by Metropolitan John

Blessing of these arrangements of the Galician Melodies
EnglishUkrainian

Blessing of the temporary usage of the Provisional Text for the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
EnglishUkrainian
 

Tips for Cantors using the Galician Musical Settings

Learn more about Congregational Singing, Absolute & Relative Pitch, Exclamation and Response, Note Values, The Eight Resurrectional Tones, The Alleluia, and The Communion Hymn.

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Printed Music

Divine Liturgy
Released February 7, 2008 - Galician
English | Ukrainian
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Memorial Litiya
Released February 7, 2008 - Galician
English | Ukrainian
Listen to MP3's - EnglishUkrainian

The Eight Resurrectional Tones
Released March 3, 2008 - Galician
English | Ukrainian
Listen to MP3's - English | Ukrainian

Instead of the Trisagion (Thrice-Holy Hymn)
Released February 7, 2008 - Galician
English | Ukrainian
Listen to MP3's - Ukrainian

The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Released March 6, 2008
Binder: English | Ukrainian
Notes: English | Ukrainian
Blessing: English | Ukrainian

Resurrection Matins
Released March 5, 2008
Letter of Explanation: English (Ukrainian not available at this time)
Music: English (Ukrainian not available at this time)

Troparion of St. Romanus the Melodist (Tone 4)

Thou didst gladden Christ's Church by thy melodies like an inspired heavenly trumpet. For thou wast enlightened by the Mother of God and didst shine on the world as God's poet. We lovingly honour thee, O righteous Romanus.

Kontakion of St. Romanus the Melodist (tone 8)

From thy childhood divine virtues and gifts of the spirit were bestowed on thee, O wise Romanus. Thou wast a precious adornment of the Church with thy beautiful chanting, O blessed one. We entreat thee to grant us thy divine gift that we may cry to thee: Rejoice O most blessed Father, comeliness of the Church.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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Canada

Phone: (780) 990-0019

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