Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Beautiful Hymn for the Paschal Season

h/t Deb

This is an example of Russian Orthodox music.



The Angel cried to the Lady full of grace,
“Rejoice, rejoice, most pure Virgin.
Again I say, ‘Rejoice!’
Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb.
With Himself He has raised all the dead.
Rejoice, rejoice O ye people!”
Shine, shine, shine, O new Jerusalem!
The glory of the Lord has shone on you.
Exult, exult and be glad, O Zion!
Be radiant, O pure Theotokos, in the resurrection of your Son!

4 comments:

Anam Cara said...

This is one of my favorite hymns! We start singing it at Pascha and continue until at least Ascension, perhaps Pentecost (I can't remember). I had no idea it was Russian. We use so many different things at our church I don't know what's what - just that I love it all!

Every year I try to memorize a little something new so I won't need words or music. This was my addition a number of years back and I will sing it to myself whenever I please.

The next year I learned:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-05lT8-N0k only in English. The year after that it was:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rju5GyVtfnQ

This year I am working on the it is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeP70fSe3Io

After that I think I'll try the Lamentations of Great and Holy Friday.

123 said...

This is the standard OCA setting. Love it, too. The octave jump from low D to high D for basses can sometimes get out of hand, but it's festive so...

Fr. Benedict Crawford said...

Beautiful setting, so joyful!

But weird in that it's the only setting I know of to have the word "shine" three times instead of twice.

I'm just getting to know you're blog, and enjoying it very much.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

@Anam: I had a lot of fun listening to the songs you linked; thank you. There are several songs I need to bone up on too, following your example.

@123: High D for bases? Yikes. I can't get up that high anymore.

@Fr. Benedict: Father, bless! Welcome to my blog and pls feel free to chasise me when I need it, which is frequently.