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!


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:

This year I am working on the it is this:

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.