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"Epilychnios" for counter-tenor and church organ

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By Panagiotis Theodossiou

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Organ, Counter-tenor - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Panagiotis Theodossiou. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Christian, Repertoire, Recital. Score. 12 pages. Published by Panagiotis Theodossiou (S0.782045).

Item Number: S0.782045

“Hymn Epilychnios” one of the oldest text samples of Eastern Orthodox Church rituals wasset by the composer at the beginning of his carrier as a 4-part choral piece,“Phos Ilaron” op.1. Hymn Epilychnios is an ancient Christian Hymn originallywritten in Hellenistic Greek. It is the earliest known Christian hymn, recordedoutside of the Bible,  that is stillbeing used today. The hymn is featuredin the Vespers of the Orthodox Church. Now this work op.80 stands as a specialcommission by Thomas Tamvakos Greek Composers’ Archive and dedicated to theartists of the premier performance Nikos Spanatis, counter-tenor and ChristinaAntoniadou, organ soloist (organist at the Anglican Church in Athens) who bothmade a recording of the piece for an upcoming cd.

Text:
"O Light gladsome of the holy glory of the immortal Father,
heavenly, holy, blessed Jesus Christ.
Now we have come to the setting of the sun
and behold the light of evening.
We praise God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
For it is right at all times to worship Thee with voices of praise,
O Son of God and Giver of Life,
therefore all the world glorifies Thee!"

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