A setting, shortened and simplified for ease of learning, drawn loosely from a Slavonian Orthodox tune as sung by the monks of Chevetogne in Belgium.
The congregation joins in the Antiphon.
In a long psalm, depending on the flow and meaning of the verses or sections of the psalm, dramatic effect can be gained by switching for a few verses to Tune 2 with its new harmonic structure. In this case, the cantor part is not written out – he or she may improvise against the chords shown. An example, Psalm 71 set to this chant, may be heard here >
This setting has been arranged for the male voices of The Psalms South Singers. It is adapted from a Slavonian Orthodox chant of the Beatitudes as sung by the monks of Chevetogne, Belgium, whose mission is to seek closer understanding between the Eastern (Russian, Greek, Slavic) Orthodox churches and the Roman Catholic.
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