Mode VI, ‘Storing up all their hope’, is one of the most often used model melodies (automela, samopodobny) in the Orthodox Christian tradition of liturgical hymnody. Over the years, I have had occasion to chant many texts to this melody. Recently I decided to translate the original into English, and to set that translation to the Carpatho-Rusyn music that accompanies the text in that chant tradition.

Following this link will take you to a file that contains the following sections:

I. Analysis of the Greek text (Slavonic is also reproduced)
II. Translation
III. Analysis of the music (with remarks on some musical vocabulary)
IV. Musical Setting
V. Table of occurrences
VI. Notes
Storing up all their hope…

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