Great Vespers

This is all the music in the Great Vespers service.

Static Tones

Static Tones are used weekly. It is good to know these, however, they may not always be sang.

The Great Doxology

Gladsome Light

Lords Prayer

Saint Symeon’s Prayer (Now Let your Servant Depart in Peace)


Different Tones

Vespers includes moving parts, like Divine Liturgy. For our Parish, the Lord I call Upon Thee is the tone of the week, so if Divine Liturgy the previous Sunday was Tone 5, the Lord I Call Upon Thee is tone 5 as follows

Lord I Call Tones

There is a different text each week for the tones. When it’s vespers, its always those “Lord I call Tones” above. Whether it’s the Lord I call or Apostika, it’s these Stichera tones, not the Ressurectional Obikhod tones!

Personally, I think memorizing each tone of the week is best because then you dont have to flip between the sheet music and transcribe words to the notes on the fly. Also the documents we will be given on Weds night will have underlines, so stretch out the letters there. Once you do it a few times you can intuitively guess properly – Josh