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DCMA Liturgical Music Committee

MISSION STATEMENT

Liturgical singing is an essential ministry in the Church, leading the people's hearts to prayer. Promoting prayerful and proper Church singing and chanting is the goal of the Music Committee of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America . It is an organization consisting of clergy, choir directors and singers working to advance the liturgical singing within the diocese. The Music Committee will work towards this by providing resources and education to church choirs, singers and chanters through the diocesan website and conferences, both at the local and the diocesan level.


COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

 

Larissa Sander, Chairman (St. George's, Cincinnati)
lsander@fuse.net

Fr. Deacon Alexander Petrovsky (St. George's, Cincinnati)
pyc988@gmail.com

Reader Kurt (Lawrence) Sander (St. George's, Cincinnati)
kurtsander@ymail.com

Reader Sergey Furmanov (Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, Chicago)
sergey.furmanov@rocketmail.com

Carol Surgant (St. Basil's, St. Louis)
casurgant@sbcglobal.net


CHOIR RESOURCES

Stepped-Up Self-Education Today: Making the Most of What’s Out There for You and Your Choir Members - By Kurt Sander

files/ChoirResources.pdf (323kb)


2010  DIOCESAN CHOIR CONFERENCE - CHICAGO


 2012 DIOCESAN CHOIR CONFERENCE - DALLAS


2013 DIOCESAN  CHOIR CONFERENCE - CLEVELAND

Full Article:

http://chicagodiocese.org/news_130622_2.html

 


2014 DIOCESAN CHOIR CONFERENCE - AUSTIN

Full Article:

http://chicagodiocese.org/news_140930_1.html

 

 


CHOIR / RUBRICS FACTOIDS

Read about the peculiarties of the pre- and post- feast periods here.


LITURGICAL MUSIC  'HOTLINE'

For questions of an urgent nature related to rubics or need for liturgical music, Fr. Alexander Petrovsky can be reached at: 216-571-4084.


HELPFUL LINKS

SITES WITH MUSIC IN ENGLISH

 http://orthodoxchurchmusic.org/
Carol Surgant's Website - Great for music from the Menaion and Triodion, as well as fixed hymns. VERY USEFUL

http://www.saintromanos.org/
Work of Fr. George Johnson, the 'Church Singer's Companion'. Includes music for all 8 tones at Vigil and numerous other works. VERY USEFUL

http://www.podoben.com
Fr Stephen Howanetz’s very comprehensive website of scores, including music for most of the Great Feasts. VERY USEFUL

http://www.nikolaresanovic.com/Serbian-chant.index.html
Music of Nikola Resanovic, renown Serbian composer and arranger. Includes 4 part choir settings, and entire Anthology of Serbian unison chant in English

http://www.orthodoxchoralmusic.com
Music compositions and adaptations by Kurt Sander


http://dowoca.org/liturgical_music.html
OCA Diocese of the West - Lots of good music using the Jordanville translations. Many chant settings and unison chants.


http://eadiocese.org/MusicComm/notesindex.en.htm
Settings in English by Jared Brewer. Includes some settings for more advanced choirs.

http://www.ocrb.org/pages/liturgical-sheet-music
Arrangements by Nathan Williams. A new site but with quality settings according to ROCOR tradition.

http://www.stseraphim.org/choir.html
Music from St. Seraphim OCA Cathedral in Dallas

http://www.orthodoxtwopartmusic.org/
Two-part music for Orthodox services from St. Tikhon's OCA monastery.

http://oca.org/liturgics/music-downloads
Liturgical Music Downloads from the OCA

http://www.monasteryofstjohn.org/?p=music
Monastery of St. John in California (OCA). Many 1-3 voice settings according to chant melodies

http://www.antiochian.org/music/library/889
scores from the Antiochian Christian Archdiocese of North America

http://www.acrod.org/ministries/music/downloadmusic/vespers
Plainchant scores in the Carpatho-Russian Tradition

http://anaphorapress.com/music/music-notes/
Anaphora Press - Chant based settings

http://www.ematins.org/matins.htm
Mostly Byzantine chant in unison with ison

http://www.unmercenary.com/index.html
Unmercenary Sacred Music - Interesting compilations of music according to varying traditions

http://www.angelfire.com/music4/orthodoxchant/
Saint Raphael Press


SITES FOR RUBRICS

http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/ Liturgy Rubrics
http://www.saintjonah.org/rub/ Vigil Rubrics
http://www.stnicholasla.com/HolyWeek/Default.htm .pdf or Word file containing text for various Orthodox liturgical services
http://calendar.rop.ru/ (RUSSIAN) Official church calender published by the Moscow Patriarchate, including detailed service rubrics for every day


Sites for Orthodox Liturgical Music in Slavonic

http://www.rocm.org/e_genindex.htm Includes music for Great Feasts and from the Menaion
http://www.seminaria.ru/notes/notes.htm Moscow Choir Directing Seminary
http://www.seminaria.ru/raritet/quadsborn.htm All the square note books which are the basis for the Obikhod
http://tolstokulakov.narod.ru/notes.htm Music of Tolstokulakov
http://vladimirk.ru/sobranie.htm Music of Vladimir Kovaldzhe
http://www.vladyka-ionafan.ru/musical-library/ Music of Archbishop Ioanafan
http://www.ikliros.com Comprehensive archive with great search features
Orthodox Russian Singing
http://www.orthodoxrussiansinging.com
Horist http://horist.ru
Missia http://missia.org.ua/library/
Kliros.ru http://kliros.ru/noty.html
Agiosis http://agiosis.orthodoxy.ru/history_notes.htm
Il compositore corale http://corositore.choral-union.ru/notes.html
Orthodoxie http://orthodoxia.org/music/liturg.htm
Precentor http://precentor.ru/s_g/bibl.html
Boris Tarakanov http://notes.tarakanov.net/sacred.htm
Vinogradov http://vinogradovfest.ru/content/view/72/88/ (music of the composer Vinogradov)
M Choir
http://mchoir.orthodoxy.ru/prazd/prazd.html
Conductor’s Library http://precentor.ru/s_g/bibl.html
Drevni Glas (Ancient Voices) http://www.drevglas.ru/notes.html
Orthodox Chant http://notymus.narod.ru/liturgiya.html
Grinchenko Music http://grinchenco.ru/notes.html
Music of Hindricks http://www.jhhindriks.info/pojte/index.htm
Texts for Kliros http://textnakliros.narod.ru/oktoih.html
Works for Vespers and Liturgy http://chorchmus.narod.ru/index.html
Cherubiм http://kerubin.org/index.php?mnu=noti
ROCM.org http://www.rocm.org
Church Composers http://www.churchcomposer.ru/
Liturgy.ru http://www.liturgy.ru/music_komp?komp=667
Klirloshanin http://kryloshanin.narod.ru/note.html
Music of Andrianov http://www.alexandriyanov.ru/liturgia/

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