Melodies for Prokeimena and Alleluia
These melodies are more elaborate than the melodies for troparia and kontakia, and may be set set slightly differently for each text.
The psalm verse(s) with each prokeimenon are normally chanted to the usual psalm tone, on do - except in Tone 6, when the minor psalm tone on la should be used instead.
|Prokeimenon melody and Alleluia,
showing the pitch for the chanted psalm verse
|Examples, with recordings|
for Life: Part Two, The Mystery Celebrated.
(Pittsburgh: God With Us Publications, 1996).
An excellent introduction to Byzantine liturgy. This is the second volume of a widely-used Byzantine Catholic catechism.