Paschal stichera

A special Tone 5 melody is used for the Paschal stichera, which are sung at the Praises of Matins and the aposticha of Vespers on the mosts solemn days of the Paschal season: the feast of Pascha, and the days of Bright Week.

Listen to a recording of the Paschal stichera (with a slightly different text from that given below). This recording shows an example of a simple harmonization, and the use or two cantors, and alternation of hymns between men and women's voices.

Here is the Paschal stichera, from the MCI Paschal Matins book: