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Sacred Music Library

The Department of Sacred Music is pleased to offer free of charge to you the Liturgical Music PDF Library. For any comments or suggestions, please contact us.

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The music listed below is in alphabetical order according to either Title, or Season (like Lent or Feast Days), or is Grouped according to type of hymns (such as Antiphons, Communion Hymns, etc.). If it is a Group heading, click on the title of the Group, for example, "Annunciation to the Theotokos," and then all the hymns in that group will unfold under the title.  Then click on the title of the hymn you wish to see or download.

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Displaying All Music with Keyword: Holy Week
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Title & Description Keywords
Arise, O God

Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

Sung on Holy Thursday morning Vesperal Liturgy: Receive me today...

In One Moment (choral)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night (for Holy Friday Matins).  "In one moment thou didst graciously grant Paradise to the wise thief . . . ."

Give Me This Stranger

This hymn is sung on Great and Holy Friday night (Orthros of Holy Saturday), after the procession with the bier, as people are coming back into church, or at the end of the service. It is in both Western and Byzantine notation.

Great & Holy Friday Matins

These are Prof. Hilko's arrangements of the Orthros Service sung on Thursday evening, in anticipation of Holy Friday, using Russian Tones. UPDATED 6/4/13!

Holy Unction Service

Music for the Sacrament of Holy Unction - sung on Holy Wednesday evening and other times for healing.  UPDATED: May, 2011!

Holy Week Series

Selected pieces for Holy Week.

Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

Sung as the Doxastikon of the Aposticha for Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins. UPDATED and corrected 7/31/13!

All creation rejoices in thee

Sung as the Megalynarion in place of "It is truly meet..." for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

Lamentations-Stasis 1, 2, & 3

These are the Lamentations that are sung on Holy Friday evening, during Orthros of Holy Saturday

Let All Mortal Flesh

Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy (to be sung in place of the Cherubic Hymn. Text Adaptation by Michael G. Farrow

Let My Prayer Arise (chant)

There are two versions here:  one in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode (for the first week of Lent and Holy Week), and the second in Tone 5/Plagal First Mode (for the rest of Lent).

Come All You Works

For Holy Saturday

Bridegroom, Troparion

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Holy Saturday

Complete service book for Holy Saturday from Kazan Byzantine Project