Feast of Holy Transfiguration

I have composed an exapostilarion available here in three different arrangements.

Two part men’s arrangement

Three part men’s arrangement

SATB Arrangement


Back in the Saddle


Sorry to have missed the exciting time between Ascension and Pentecost, but my laptop had a main logic board failure and had to go back to Apple for a new one.

I soon hope to get more music up, but with all this good weather, I may be working in the vegetable garden more than I am posting music.


Gearing up for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

This is a special Sunday for me as it was the first Orthodox Divine Liturgy I attended as an inquirer. That day I obtained a book on the faith (The Orthodox Church by Kallistos Ware) and never looked back.

Exapostilarion of the Feast (the original melody)

Johann von Gardner was the Russian musician and musicologist who uncovered this Exapostilarion Special Melody and helped to revive its use. The origin is an old Russian ‘Put melody.

People sing this with variations in the rhythm. Gardner himself produced different versions of this melody, one more melodic and slow-moving, the other more syncopated.

Arranged for Men’s Trio: Hearken Ye Women
Arranged for Women’s Trio: Hearken Ye Women