Podobny for Stichera in the Eight Tones

TONES 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED SOON

This is a catalog of all known Stichera Automela, whether we possess actual music for these melodies or if we only know of their names. Although it would probably be wiser to start from the Greek tradition and compare the Church Slavonic tradition, the majority of participants in this project are more familiar with church music derived from the Slavic Orthodox world, and so this project attempts to list all the known Slavic Podobny as a point of departure for the study of this genre of melodies.

This catalog was compiled by Nikita Simmons and Stephen Reynolds. Most of this information has been derived from our own independent research, but occasionally we learned new information from other members of the Podoben, Typicon, Ustav and Prostopinije Yahoo groups. (If you, the reader, have any additional information to add, please feel free to e-mail Nikita at starina77-at-yahoo.com, and I will be happy to include your name and any contributed information. The more people who participate in this project, the more information we can make available to other Orthodox church musicians and musicologists.)

The following scheme is how the Podobny will be presented:


TONE 1


TONES 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

TONE 2


TONES 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

TONE 3


TONES 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

TONE 4


TONES 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

TONE 5 (Plagal of Tone 1)


TONES 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

TONE 6 (Plagal of Tone 2)


TONES 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

TONE 7 (Plagal of Tone 3, "Grave Tone")


TONES 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

TONE 8 (Plagal of Tone 4)


COLLECTIONS:

Solovetskii Obikhod (1912) - the sources of these melodies have not been identified yet (awaiting analysis)

Bulgarian Byzantine Chant Podobny - found in "Tsrkovno-Pevcheski sbornik, chast vtora, Obshiren Vzkresnik", edited by Petr Dinev; Sofiia, Bulgaria, Sinodalno Knigoizdatelstvo, 1949. (Scanned from old photocopies of poor quality, enhanced in Photoshop, but the words are still hard to read for those not already familiar with the Slavonic text.) This collection contains melodies for all three categories of Podoben melodies.

Lvov Irmologion of 1709 - this document contains only the Podobny of the 1709 publication.


I. Stichera Podobny

Byzantine and Balkan

Russian

Southwestern Russian


Last updated: May 21, 2006