Carte de Colinde si Cantari Ortodoxe
Bucuresti. 317 pages. (26.7 MB)
A hymnal with songs in honor of Our Lord, His Mother and the Cross; about Death and Immortal Life; diverse hymns; songs for festive occasions; Christmas Carols; and Patriotic songs.
Lyrics to Various Hymns
2 pages, 2007. (81.7 KB)
A 2-sided sheet with the words to several hymns, mostly in honor of the Mother of God (except for "Cāt de Marit" and "Asa graieste" which are hymns to Our Lord). Romanian text.
Colinde Lyrics in Romanian and English
Various Sources. 10 pages. (1.25 MB)
A collection of Romanian Christmas Carols with English translations, from various publications (mainly Solia and Unirea).
Carte de Cantari in Cinstea Maicii Domnului (Coming Soon!)
2002, Editura Ecclesia, Nicula. 40 pages. (? MB)
A pilgrim's hymnal in honor of the Mother of God from the Nicula Monastery in Transylvania. This monastery attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for the feast of the Dormition.
Text and Music
Arhid. Ioan Brie, Cluj-Napoca, 2001. 148 pages. (11.7 MB)
A comprehensive collection of Romanian Christmas carols with sheet music. In Romanian.
Romanian Greek Catholic Liturgy Book with Pricesne, Colinde and Occasional Hymns
Fr. George Muresan. 73 pages. (7.15 MB)
A pew book for the Divine Liturgy, partly in English and partly in Romanian. Includes a collection of hymns, with music.
Translations and Adaptations in English
Prayer to the Holy Trinity: "My Hope is the Father..."
by David Mastroberte (48.4 KB)
An English 2-part setting of the short prayer to the Holy Trinity "Nadejdea Mea Este Tatal..." using a common Transylvanian Romanian melody.
Most Holy Birthgiver of God
by Fr. Aris Metrakos and David Mastroberte (41.4 KB)
A rendition of "Prea Sfanta Nascatoare" in English. The translation has tried to stay faithful to the lyrics and themes of the Romanian, while also trying to incorporate the "spirit" of the original into English.
Books of Related Chant
Cantarile Bisericesti dupa Melodiile Celor Opt Glasuri
Fr. Dimitrie Cuntan, Sibiu, 1932 (3rd ed). 101 pages. (10.9 MB)
A collection of chants as sung in Sibiu, Romania. Includes the Eight Tones (with special melodies), the Divine Liturgies, and some music from the Great Feasts, the Triodion and the Pentecostarion. Widely used by the Orthodox Christians in Transylvania. In Romanian.
Manecatul (Utrenia) si Inseratul (Vecernia)
Fr. Celestin Cherebetiu, Blaj, 1930. 181 pages. (21.8 MB)
Music for Matins and Vespers as sung at the Greek Catholic Cathedral in Blaj, Romania. Includes the Eight Tones, and some music from the Great Feasts, the Triodion and the Pentecostarion. In Romanian.
Last Update to This Page: January 2009