After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY


Audio: Vespers for the Dormition

Re: DEP PSALTIC ARTS GROUP -Vespers for the Dormition

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John-Peter Presson

Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:28 AM
From the Vespers of the Dormition along with Mode 1 Saturday Vespers (the feast fell for us on a Sunday).  https://soundcloud.com/john-p-presson/dormition-vespers-2016
Unfortunately, I did not have the Schola on hand, so, again we have my faulty chanting with an isokratis. I used the slow prosomia melodies for Mode 1 "O Strange Wonder", as is prescribed in Κυψελε, and the 8 Mode Doxasticon was arranged by my teacher Mr. John Michael Boyer. I edited out Mode 4 -my isokrat did not pick up on my changes, and then the whole thing decompensated until we transitioned to Plagal 4 near the end. For the most part it holds together.

A good week to all.

John Peter Presson
Protopsaltis of the Diocese of Etna and Portland
Director of Liturgical Music -Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Cathedral -Portland, OR
Musicorum et cantorum magna est distantia, isti dicunt, illi sciunt quae componit musica. - Guido of Arrezzo

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