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Newbyz Website Updated
Dear List Members: I have been busy over the last few weeks updating our website. I will continue to do this over the next few months, but I've made enough ...
Apr 3, 2007
Macintosh PDF solution
Some members who use Macintosh computers and downloaded PDF files from our website, www.newbyz.org, were unable to open them. I did a little investigating, and...
Mar 30, 2007
+Fr. Demetrios Kavadas
Dear List: The former priest at my church, Assumption in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, has passed away. His funeral will be on Friday morning, March 2. If any of...
Feb 28, 2007
Summer Institute 2007??
Hi! I'm putting together this year's schedule for personal leave, at work. Each year that there's been a Tri-Level Summer Institute at Holy Cross, I've been...
Feb 6, 2007
Here's an article I wrote for our church bulletin. Feel free to post your thoughts. Our priest strongly favors active congregational participation. A BRIEF...
Feb 2, 2007
Christmas Song Sheets
For all my friends on this board, I want to share a congregational song sheet that my priest requested. He wanted the congregation to sing some carols after...
Dec 22, 2006
] Digest Number 160
Dear Maria, I'll send your request to the Boston area Church Music Federation. Vicki...
Dec 4, 2006
Moved to Mass .. . in need of a church bad
Hello, I was born and raised in Detroit and my church was on Oakland County. I miss it terribly. I'm having problems locating a church similar. I know its a...
Dec 2, 2006
Polyphony and Instruments in Church
I found an enlightening article by Dr. Ivan Gardner about the spiritual and psychological reasons why Orthodox music should be neither instrumental nor...
Dec 1, 2006
New Liturgy Book
Dear List Members: I have finished the latest version of our Divine Liturgy book. This book retains the format of our Plagal Fourth Liturgy book, with ...
Nov 29, 2006
Reviving the List
Nick: It looks like you are still on the list to me. There hasn't been much activity in a long time. Actually, not SINCE August. I still have issues I want to...
Nov 17, 2006
Worship Services of the Orthodox Church
Dear List: I have compiled and edited a list and description of the worship services of the Church from various Internet sources. This list is eight pages long...
Nov 1, 2006
New CD in English
I am pleased to announce on behalf of St. Anthony'
s Monastery in Arizona that we have produced our first recording of Byzantine chant in English. The CD...
Aug 8, 2006
Hymns for Transfiguration and Dormition
Dear List: The Divine Liturgy hymns for the feasts of the Transfiguration and the Dormition of the Theotokos are all up on our website now in both Greek and...
Aug 3, 2006
Over the past year
Dear List: Christos Anesti! Here are some things I have learned after serving my first year as choir director in a large metropolitan Greek Orthodox Church....
Jul 30, 2006
Dear List: The Transfiguration hymns are now up on our website in Greek and English with staff notation: http://newbyz.
Jul 30, 2006
Dormition Lamentations Available in Modern English
Dear List: Nancy has finished a translation of the Engomia for the Dormition of the Theotokos in modern English. She originally did these two years ago at the...
Jul 28, 2006
New website name: newbyz.org
Dear List Members: I have upgraded my website. The new URL for New Byzantium Publications is newbyz.org. http://newbyz.
org For those of you who may be...
Jul 25, 2006
Article on Adapting Byzantine Music
Dear friends, I have written an article about adapting Byzantine melodies from Greek into other languages. To illustrate a point, I have compared various ...
Jul 12, 2006
Byzantine Music Formulas
Dear friends, I am delighted to announce the completion of my project to codify the formulas for Byzantine melodies in all sticheraric and heirmologic modes....
Jul 4, 2006
Re: Western Musicians
... Dear Taso: Quite so. There ARE characteristics that unite all artists. But Byzantine music is very, very different than Western music. Yes, there is...
Jun 24, 2006
Dear Friends, If you go to the link below, you will see the beginning of the webpages of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music, which you may...
Apr 10, 2006
Byzantine Music Concert of Lenten Music
Dear All: Paul asked me to put up a link to this poster announcing a concert of Lenten music. It sounds great. Please click below: ...
Apr 3, 2006
A Priest's Perspective
Dear Group: At my church, there was a long-standing tradition of 4-part, harmonized music with organ accompaniment. A new priest came and made a switch to a...
Mar 31, 2006
Salutations Service Book
Dear All: My priest asked me to create a Greek and English pew service text book that contains Nancy's translations of the hymns. I have finished it and am...
Mar 21, 2006
Automela (was Prosomia)
(Automela are the pattern-tunes themselves; prosomia are the hymns that use them.) The more complete resource from Fr Seraphim is a printed book available for...
Mar 11, 2006
Salutations service music
Dear All: I have finally finished formatting the music for the Salutations service in both Greek and Nancy's English. If you are interested, you can download...
Feb 25, 2006
Axion Estin Conference Presentation
I have posted to our website Nancy's presentation at the Axion Estin Conference on Byzantine music, New Rochelle, NY, on January 21, 2006. Here is the link, if...
Feb 3, 2006
Note to Kevin and Dana
Dear Kevin and Dana: Fr. Seraphim made a major contribution to the Byzantine music conference with his speeches and his chanting. I believe the right choir at...
Feb 1, 2006
Byzantine Music Conference
Dear All: I'd like to make a few comments and observations about the Axion Estin conference on Byzantine music this past weekend. More about the conference can...
Jan 24, 2006
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