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LIGHT FROM LIGHT

Byzantine litourgical hymns  of Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Epiphany

Traditional Chants

Polygram 1998

MULTI – PLATINUM

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01. Today is born, 2nd plagal tone
Lauds of the Christmas Vigil, Ninth Hour

02. Bethlehem be prepared , 4th plagal tone
Christmas Cathisma

03. Christ is born – The Lord saved His people, 1st tone
Double Christmas “Katavasies” ( simple and iambic )

04. Magnify, oh! my soul -The newborn Child, 1st plagal tone
Hymn of the Christmas Ninth Hour

05. Come, oh faithful – Why art thou filled with wonder, Mary?
He, that nothing can contain Him, 4th tone Christmas “Cathismata”

06. Thy Nativity, oh! Christ, 4th tone
Christmas Dismissal Hymn

07. The whole universe today, 2nd tone
Idiomelon ( chant with particular melody ) of the 50th Christmas Psalm

08. Gloria in excelsis Deo, 2nd plagal tone
Idiomelon of the 50th Christmas Psalm

09. What shall we offer Thee?, 2nd tone
Sticheron Idiomelon, chant sung at the Vespers of Christmas Eve

10. Oh! Christ, Thou art the rising sun
Thou were born secretly , 2nd plagal tone Sticheron Idiomelon, chant sung at the Vespers of Christmas Eve

11. Our Saviour has visited us, 3rd tone
Ecsapostilarion, chant sung before the Lauds of Christmas

12. Be glad, you righteous people, 4th tone
Sticheron Idiomelon of the Christmas Lauds

13. Today the Virgin gives birth to Him, 3rd tone
Kontakion, Christmas chant

14. All over the Earth, 1st tone
Dismissal Hymn in St Vassilios’honour, sung on New Years’ Day

15. Thou took a human form without been altered, 1st tone
Dismissal Hymn of the Circumcision

16. Of all Saints, 1st tone
Idiomelon of the Apostecha of New Year’s Day

17. Our Saviour condescending for humankind’s sake, 4th plagal tone
Idiomelon of the Apostecha of New Year’s Day

18. The whole universe today, 2nd tone
Idiomelon of the 50th Psalm of the Epiphany ( Theophania)

19. The Lord’s voice, 4th plagal tone
Idiomelon, hymn for the Sanctification of the waters

20. Today the waters’ nature is sanctified
hou have come into the river’s waters as a simple man, 4th plagal tone Idiomela, hymns of the Epiphany’s Eve, First Hour

21. At the voice of one crying in the desert, 4th plagal tone
Hymn of the Epiphany’s Eve Lauds, First Hour

22. The world was wondering, Grave tone
Idiomelon, hymn of the Ninth Epiphany Hour

23. Light from light – How shall we, oh! Christ, 1st tone
Idiomeli Stichera of the Epiphany’s Lauds

24. The true Light, 1st tone
Sticheron Idiomelon of the Epiphany’s Lauds

25. Waters of the Jordan river, 2nd plagal tone
Docsasticon, from the Lauds of the Epiphany

26. While thou were receiving the baptism, oh! Lord, 1st tone
Dismissal Hymn of the Epiphany

27. Magnify, oh! my soul – Strange mystery, 1st tone
Slow “Katavasia”, hymn of the Ninth Christmas Ode

With the participation of the Byzantine Choir
Directed by Gheorghios Naoum Narrator: Constantinos Tsinalis

Supervision of Hymns: Ghiorgos Phanaras

Production: PolyGram
Production Management- Art Supervision: Petros Gaitanos
Production Supervision: Ghiorgos Tzovanakis

The recordings took place in Studio Polysound by Ghiorgos Karyotis and Dimitris Mourlas and in Studio Sierra by Tassos Bakasietas Mixed by: Ghiorgos Karyotis
Digital mastering: Ghiannis Ioannidis/ D.P.H

Artwork: Petros Paraschis, Dimitris Panaghiotacopoulos
Cover photograph: Dimitris Talianis
Inside photographs : Ghiannis Velissaridis

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