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#1 Joseph D.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

I have recently enjoyed finding several very moving samples of chant from the Romanian Orthodox tradition, and would like to learn more about it and enjoy hearing more of it. I think I've exhausted all possibilities on YouTube by now ...

Can anyone kindly recommend any resources on this chant tradition? websites? texts? written music / chant books? recordings? I am interested in the history of this chant tradition, and how it relates to both Greek and Slavic chant traditions. Recommendations on available recordings / CDs would also be most welcome.

#2 Mary Ann H.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:34 AM

I have recently enjoyed finding several very moving samples of chant from the Romanian Orthodox tradition, and would like to learn more about it and enjoy hearing more of it. I think I've exhausted all possibilities on YouTube by now ...

Can anyone kindly recommend any resources on this chant tradition? websites? texts? written music / chant books? recordings? I am interested in the history of this chant tradition, and how it relates to both Greek and Slavic chant traditions. Recommendations on available recordings / CDs would also be most welcome.


Joseph, I think I can help you. Liturgica.com has several CDs recorded by the psaltic choir of the Stavropoleos church in Bucurest (I especially like the one with chants for the Dormition). You can also hear lots of Romanian chant at http://www.crestinor...-bizantina-mp3/
or http://www.resurse-o...zica-bizantina/

#3 Joseph D.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:19 AM

Thank you very much for these links and the recommended CD!

#4 Olimpia Barbu

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:31 AM

I have recently enjoyed finding several very moving samples of chant from the Romanian Orthodox tradition, and would like to learn more about it and enjoy hearing more of it. I think I've exhausted all possibilities on YouTube by now ...

Can anyone kindly recommend any resources on this chant tradition? websites? texts? written music / chant books? recordings? I am interested in the history of this chant tradition, and how it relates to both Greek and Slavic chant traditions. Recommendations on available recordings / CDs would also be most welcome.


you can find also here some chants
http://www.stavropol...ebpage.php?id=8

#5 Father Philosoph Uhlman

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:20 AM

The most obvious place for me would be to send you would be Radio Trinitas - the online version of the Romanian Patriarchate's Radio Station:
http://www.radiotrinitas.ro/

they have live services everyday, music, talks, news, etc. However everything is in Romanian timezone so you might end up listening to classical music if you connect at 2am Romanian time.

Try this website also, it has a lot of material on it, though the interface might be a little confusing:
http://www.crestinor...esti-audio-mp3/

Also to get more out of Youtube, you might try using an actual Romanian search keyword such as: muzica byzantina, muzica psaltica, psaltica romaneasca or simply psaltica.
Or perhaps look for some of the better known psaltic groups like Byzantion, Basileus, Stavropoleos, and of course Manastirea Putna (Putna Monastery) and Schitul Lacu (Lacu skete on Athos). The videos of actual performances are really quite wonderful.




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