Learn Eight Tones (Plain Chant)

Orthodox Christian worship is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of  a system of changeable hymns known as the Octoechos or  eight tones.  These melodies are used in conjunction with hymns related to a particular daily or festal theme or in regards to a specific saint of the Church.  While adding great beauty and meaning to Orthodox worship, in order to be sung properly a certain level of  musical proficiency and training is required. 

As a service to the cantors and faithful of the diocese, instructional recordings of the 8 Tones are being created and posted on this website. At the present time you may listen to and learn all eight  Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion Tones, and selected Vespers Tones. The posted music is from the Sunday (Resurrectional) Office.

To listen to and learn the the eight tones for  Tropars/Kondaks/Theotokia, and  Vespers please select the link below.

Download Hymns


Resurrectional Troparia/Kontakia/Theotokia 

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Tone 1- Unison - Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion

 

Tone 1 - Resurrectional Tropar (Harmonized)

Tone 1 - Resurrectional Kondak (Harmonized)

Tone 1 - Resurrectional Theotokion (Harmonized)

 

Tone 2 - Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion (Unison)

Tone 2 - Resurrectional Tropar (Harmonized)

Tone 2 - Resurrectional Kondak (Harmonized)

Tone 2 - Resurrectional Theotokion (Harmonized)

 

Tone 3 - Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion (Unison)

Tone 3 - Resurrectional Tropar (Harmonized)

Tone 3 - Resurrectional Kondak (Harmonized)

Tone 3 - Resurrectional Theotokion (Harmonized)

 

Tone 4 - Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion (Unison)

Tone 4 - Resurrectional Tropar (Harmonized)

Tone 4 - Resurrectional Kondak (Harmonized)

Tone 4 - Resurrectional Theotokion (Harmonized)

 

Tone 5 - Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion (Unison)

Tone 5 - Resurrectional Tropar (Harmonized)

Tone 5 - Resurrectional Kondak (Harmonized)

Tone 5 - Resurrectional Theotokion (Harmonized)

 

Tone 6 - Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion (Unison)

Tone 6 - Resurrectional Tropar (Harmonized)

Tone 6 - Resurrectional Kondak (Harmonized)

Tone 6 - Resurrectional Theotokion (Harmonized)

 

Tone 7 - Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion (Unison)

Tone 7 - Resurrectional Tropar (Harmonized)

Tone 7 - Resurrectional Kondak (Harmonized)

Tone 7 - Resurrectional Theotokion (Harmonized)

 

Tone 8 - Tropar, Kondak and Theotokion (Unison)

Tone 8 - Resurrectional Tropar (Harmonized)

Tone 8 - Resurrectional Kondak (Harmonized)

Tone 8 - Resurrectional Theotokion (Harmonized)

 

Vespers Stichiri 

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Tone 5 - Lord I Have Cried 

Tone 5 - Apostika 

Tone 6 - Lord I Have Cried Stichiri  

Tone 6 - Apostika 


Listen On-line 

Listen to Sat Evening Vespers Tones 5 & 6 On-Line

Listen to Resurrectional Troparia/Kontakia/Theotokia On-Line 

 Music Texts

Download Sat Eve. Vespers Tones 1-8, Great Feasts, Great Lent, Pentecostarion

Troparia/Kontakia/Theotokia:  Located in our diocesan pewbook.

 

 


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