Hwalite imja Gospodne (Polyeleo) (Kievan chant)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-07)  CPDL #62298:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2021-01-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 396 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Text both in Cyrillic and translitteration.

General Information

Title: Hwalite imja Gospodne (Polyeleo)
Composer: Anonymous (Kievan chant)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATT(B)B

Genre: SacredLiturgical music

Language: Church Slavonic
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1910

Description: The Polyeleopsalms (at least parts of Psalms 134 and 135 (Septuagint numbering)) are sung in the morning service (Orthros) of the orthodox church as the lamps are lighted (polyeleo = much oil) before the Morning Gospel is read. In Finland, the Gospel-book is usually brought in procession from the altar down into the Church during these psalms.

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