From Constantinople to California

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Cappella Romana presents their upcoming LIVE IN GREECE recording program in a Memorial Day Weekend Series:

Friday, May 25 – 7pm
Encino Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles, CA
http://firstpresencino.org

Saturday, May 26 – 4pm
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Los Angeles, CA
http://dacamera.org

Program:

PART I

Hierarchical Entrance Rite for a Byzantine Divine Liturgy Anon. (c. 1450)
1. Introit for Sundays
2. Hymn of the Resurrection (Mode 1)
3. Imperial Acclamations for Constantine XI Paleologos (1449–53)
4. Kontakion of the Mother of God (Mode Plagal 4)

Sticheron «Already the pen» / Στιχηρὸν «Ἤδη βάπτεται κάλαμος»
a. 2-voice prologue / Δίφωνος πρόλογος
Manuel Gazes the Lampadarios / Μανουὴλ Γαζῆς ὁ Λαμπαδάριος (early 15th c. / άρχη του 15ου αι.)
b. Medieval Byzantine Chant / Μεσαιωνικὸν Βυζαντινὸν μέλος
«Standing by the Cross» / «Παρισταμένη τῷ σταυρῷ» Angelos Gregoriou / Ἄγγελος Γρηγορίου (15th c./15 αι.)
Kontakion for St. Thomas Aquinas / Κοντάκιον τοῦ Ἁγίου Θωμᾶ Ἀκινάτη
John Plousiadenos / Ἰωάννης Πλουσιαδηνός (ca.1429–1500)
Motet / Μοτέτο «Ad Dominum cum tribularer» Franghiskos Leontaritis / Φραγκίσκος Λεονταρίτης (ca.1518–ca.1572)
Polyphonic chants for the Divine Liturgy Πολυφωνικὰ μέλη τῆς Θείας Λειτουργίας
Parthenios Sgoutas? / Παρθένιος Σγούτας; (17th c./17 αι.)

PART II

* Christ is risen! Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Michael Adamis (b.1929)
* From the Great Supplicatory Service to the Mother of God
Ἀπὸ τὸν Μεγάλον Παρακλητικὸν Κανόναν πρὸς τὴν Θεοτόκον
First Ode of the Canon / Α´ ᾨδὴ τοῦ Κανόνος Adamis
* «Radiant Cloud» / «Νεφέλη φωτεινή» Adamis

Music by Greek-American composers
Apolytikion of the Holy Cross / Ἀπολυτίκιον τοῦ Τιμίου Σταυροῦ Frank Desby / Φώτιος Δεσποτόπουλος (1922–92)
Kyrie eleison (fortyfold) / Κύριε ἐλέησον (μ΄) Desby

Kontakion of the Dead / Νεκρώσιμον Κοντάκιον Theodore Bogdanos / Θεόδωρος Μπογδάνος (b. 1932)

«O Joyful Light» / «Φῶς Ἱλαρόν» Peter Michaelides / Πέτρος Μιχαηλίδης (b. 1930)

«Lord, I Cry unto Thee» «Κύριε ἐκέκραξα» Steven Cardiasmenos / Σταύρος Καρδιασμένος (b. 1958)

Kyrie Neal Desby (b. 1960)

Communion for Sundays «Praise the Lord» Κοινωνικὸν τῆς Κυριακῆς «Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον» Tikey Zes / Παναγιώτης Ζῆς (b. 1927)