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In the Orthodox Church, '''music''' is a vital component of worship in the divine [[services]].
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'''Church music''' in the Orthodox Christian Church has been a vital component of worship in the divine services since the foundation of Christianity, following in the traditions established during [[Old Testament]] times. The music and styles of today are of composite origin, drawing on the artistic and technical developments of the classical age, on Jewish music, and inspired by the monophonic vocal music that evolved in the early Christian cities of Alexandria, Antioch, Ephesus, and Europe. Orthodox services are sung nearly in their entirety.
  
 
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==Types==
 
==Types==
 
*[[Byzantine Chant]]
 
*[[Byzantine Chant]]
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**[[Romanian Chant]]
 
**[[Romanian Chant]]
 
**[[Serbian Chant]]
 
**[[Serbian Chant]]
*[[Carpatho-Russian Chant]]
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*[[Old Roman Chant]]
*[[Galician Chant]]
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*[[Beneventan chant]]
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*[[Carpathian Chant]]
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*[[Celtic Chant]]
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*[[Galican Chant]]
 
*[[Georgian Chant]]
 
*[[Georgian Chant]]
 
*[[Gregorian Chant]]
 
*[[Gregorian Chant]]
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*[[Ambrosian Chant]]
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*[[Mozarabic Chant]]
 
*[[Russian Chant]]
 
*[[Russian Chant]]
**[[Bakhmetev Obikhod]]
 
**[[Kievan Chant]]
 
**[[Old Simonov Chant]]
 
**[[Valaam Chant]]
 
 
**[[Znamenny Chant]]
 
**[[Znamenny Chant]]
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*[[Syrian chant]]
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*[[Coptic chant]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Octoechos]]
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*[[Organ]]
  
* [[Octoechos]]
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==External links==
 
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==External link==
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*[http://www.orthodox-jp.com/maria/English-index.htm Orthodox Church Singing in Japan]
 
*[http://www.orthodox-jp.com/maria/English-index.htm Orthodox Church Singing in Japan]
*[http://www.valaam.ru/en/songs/mp3/ mp3 samples] from the [[monks]] of the [[Valaam Monastery]]
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*[http://valaam.ru/en/mp3/ mp3 samples] from the [[monks]] of the [[Valaam Monastery]]
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ga/riggs/Orthodox_Music/orthodox_music.html Orthodox sheet music]
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ga/riggs/Orthodox_Music/orthodox_music.html Orthodox sheet music]
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*[http://www.georgianchant.org  GeorgianChant.org: Resource for the Study of Georgian Chant]
  
 
[[Category:Arts|Music]]
 
[[Category:Arts|Music]]
 
[[Category:Church Music|*]]
 
[[Category:Church Music|*]]
 
[[Category:Liturgics|Music]]
 
[[Category:Liturgics|Music]]
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[[ro:Muzica bisericească]]

Latest revision as of 12:16, May 1, 2011

Church music in the Orthodox Christian Church has been a vital component of worship in the divine services since the foundation of Christianity, following in the traditions established during Old Testament times. The music and styles of today are of composite origin, drawing on the artistic and technical developments of the classical age, on Jewish music, and inspired by the monophonic vocal music that evolved in the early Christian cities of Alexandria, Antioch, Ephesus, and Europe. Orthodox services are sung nearly in their entirety.


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