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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]]
 
**[[Bulgarian Chant (Russian)]]
 
**[[Greek Chant (Russian)]]
 
**[[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==
 
 
*[[Octoechos]]
 
*[[Octoechos]]
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*[[Organ]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Latest revision as of 11:16, 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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