Melodies for Stichera

The prostopinije tradition provides two kinds of melodies for stichera:

Each melody has two parts: a short pripiv melody or verse melody, used for the psalm verse than the cantor intones; and a longer sticheron melody for the hymn. The sticheron melody is usually constructed of several repeating phrases, to that a sticheron of any length can be sung.

Samohlasen melodies

These are the usual prostopinije melodies for stichera; they are used whenever just the tone is specified. The following able shows the entire verse melody, and the beginning of the sticheron melody.

  Verse (pripiv) melody Start of sticheron melody Phrases Examples, with recordings
Tone 1

(A B) F  examples
Tone 2 (A B C ) F examples
Tone 3 (A B C ) F examples
Tone 4 I J (A B C) F examples
Tone 5 (A B C ) F examples
Tone 6 I (A B C ) F examples
Tone 7 (A B) F examples
Tone 8 (A B C ) F examples

 

Podoben melodies for stichera

These are the usual prostopinije melodies for stichera; they are used whenever just the tone is specified. The following able shows just the beginning of the sticheron melody; follow the link for more information about each samohlasen melody.

 

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