Cappella Romana's release of Ephiphany: medieval Byzantine Chant features IOANNIS ARVANITIS, acclaimed scholar and performer of medieval Byzantine chant. This recording features music for the feasts of January 1st (St. Basil and the Circumcision of Christ) and of January 6th (Epiphany, or Theophany, as it is known in the East). Re-release with new essay by Dr. Alexander Lingas.

This disc is full of medieval Byzantine chant, similar to Gregorian chant in its mesmerizing and timeless effect. Cappella Romana, an all male choir, chants the texts centering around the liturgical feast of Epiphany. The performers are all specialists in the field of ancient music. Guest director Ioannis Arvanitis is an important scholar in the field of Byzantine chant.

Album Tracks

  1. Come Let Us Worship and Fall Down Before Christ (for January 1st)
  2. Apolytikion. You who sit on a fiery throne (for January 1st)
  3. Kontakion. You appeared as an unshakeable foundation (for January 1st)
  4. Trisagion (for January 1st)
  5. Prokeimenon (Gradual). My tongue will speak wisdom (for January 1st)
  6. Alleluiarion. Attend, O Shepherd of Israel (for January 1st)
  7. Communion hymn. The just will be held in everlasting memory (for January 1st)
  8. Kontakion of Theophany (for January 6th)
  9. 1st Kanon for Theophany: Ode 1 (for January 6th)
  10. Ode 5 (for January 6th)
  11. Festal Trisagion (MSS Athens 2456 and Ambrosianus L36)
  12. Troparia for the Blessing of the Waters (for January 6th)
  13. Anagrammatismos for Theophany (MS Sinai 1566)