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  • Akathist to St. Nicholas

    Chanted in English by Dr. Jane M. de Vyver

    Firebird Productions, audio tape A-11

    Tape #4: A Treasury of Orthodox Christian Prayers, Vol. 2

    Each Akathist is an extended hymn-prayer of veneration, thanksgiving, and petition, in 13 sections

  • Akathist to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

    Ss. Andrew and Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Akathist to Saint Nicholas chanted in Church Slavonic.

  • Apolytikion of Our Holy Father Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Wonder-worker)

    Chester Music, Special Order Edition, copy in Sir Tavener's hand written notation

    Strict rule of faith, and in age of meekness, of self-discipline teacher,
    You've revealed to your flock the things of truth:
    For this you acquired the highest humility, the richest poverty.
    Holy Father Nicholas, Pray to Christ God to save our souls

    Written in 1988 at the request of Nicholas Tuckett, specifically for a recording made by the Kastalsky Chamber Choir in London. "Apolytikion" is a Greek word meaning dismissal hymn. The text is a brief extolling of the saint's virtues followed by the invocation "Holy Father Nicholas, pray to Christ God to save our souls", at which point the music changes from flowing melodiousness to a powerful expanding chord which then contracts again, to end on an octave.
    —Ivan Moody

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  • Apolytikion of St. Nicholas

    IKON Records IKO 9007

    Short selection of Orthodox chant on a full recording of the "Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom"

  • Good and Faithful Servant

    Choir of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

    Archpriest Stephan Meholick, Director

    San Anselmo, California

    This collection of liturgical music around the church year includes St. Nicholas Lítia verse, St. Nicholas Kontakion, and St. Nicholas Exapostilarion.

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  • Great Vespers of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

    The Schola Cantorum of Saint Peter the Apostle

    J. Michael Thompson, Director

    The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS Cyril and Methodius

    The Great Vespers includes hymnody, and an intercessory procession connected with the Saint Nicholas.
    Complete text and audio files

    Purchase from Byzantine Seminary Press

  • Greatly Rejoice: Orthodox Christmas Hymns and Carols

    St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Choir, Bethlehem Pennsylvania

    Includes O, who loves Nicholas the Saintly and the short Bells of Saint Nicholas

  • Hymns of Praise (Troparia and Kontakia): For Sunday School and Choir

    Traditional Melodies Transmitted and Arranged by James C. Meena, Priest

    The Syrian-Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of New York and All North America

    Second Edition 1964

    Music notation

    Includes the Troparion for Saint Nicholas—Dec. 6 TONE 4

    Purchase from Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Publications Dept

  • Jubilee Mass in Honor of Saint Nicholas

    Music by Flor Peeters

    Choral Score, Edition Peters No. 66289, C. F. Peters Corporation, New York

    for Mixed Voices and Organ

    Settings for Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei

    Setting of the western eucharistic rite, dedicated to the honor of St. Nicholas.

  • Mass in Honor of Saint Nicholas in G Major

    Music by Franz Joseph Haydn

    Choral Score, Kalmus K 06242, Warner Bros. Publications

    for Soli, Chorus and Orchestra with Latiin text

    Settings for Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus

    Powerful setting of the western eucharistic rite, dedicated to the honor of St. Nicholas;
    many recordings available

  • Missa Sancti Nicolai

    Nicholas O'Neill


    Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

    Musical notation PDF

    For Nicholas Gale, Thomas Wilson, and the gentlemen and boys of St George's Cathedral Southwark

  • Moleiben and Akathist to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker:

    with the ringing of church bells

    St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Howell, New Jersey

    St. Herman's Conference 1997

    CD SHC975

    The Moleiben is a service of thanksgiving

    Purchase from Orthodox Christian Recorded Books

  • Myron Melodikon – Orthros for St. Nicholas

    Chanter's Choir of St. Nicholas

    Sabbas Kenanides AB041

    The service for Orthros (Greek Matins) for the Feast of St. Nicholas. Traditional contemporary Byzantine chant of thirteen selections for the service.

  • Russia: Popular and Traditional Songs

    Chœr Svetylène

    Harmonia Mundi CD RUS 788167

    Includes Verset spirituel de Saint Nicolas, a short spiritual verse to Saint Nicholas:

    Whoever loves Saint Nicholas,
    whoever serves Saint Nicholas

  • Saint Nicholas: Archbishop of Myra in Lycia
    The Renown of Fathers

    TROPOS Byzantine Choir

    Centre for the Study of the Art of Chant, 2008

    Athens, Greece

    Text in Greek and English

    Small hard bound book with CD

    Nine tracks in honor of St. Nicholas, many published for the first time; book contains an address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, information about Saint Nicholas, description, commentary on, and poetry texts of the chants, illustrated by icons from Mount Athos

  • Sainteté Russe: Russian Holiness Orthodox Chants

    Chœur Saint Nicolas

    Studio SM D2543/SM 62

    One Nicholas selection: Tropaire a Saint Nicolas

  • St. Nikolaus Messe


    Mauthausen, Austria

    Text: Leopold Wandl
    Music: Alfred Hochedlinger

    Sample and Gloria audio

    The Mass includes, Introit, Opening song, Kyrie, Gloria, Hallelujah, Bidding, Offertory, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Benediction, with some congregational singing; available for SABT and organ and wind quartet

    Purchase from A. Hochedlinger

  • The St. Nicholas Service (Rite A)

    The Choirs of St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick, England

    Music by Simon Lole

    Regent: REGCD107

    Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

    Composer's note: Based on ideas used at Croydon Parish Church and sets Rite A words in a simple and approachable way.

  • There is Joy in Bethlehem: Orthodox Hymns of the Nativity

    The Fellowship of St. John the Divine Choir

    This collection of hymns for Advent and Nativity includes the Troparion for Saint Nicholas and the traditional Russian Hymn To Saint Nicholas.

  • We Are Guarded by Thy Cross . . . Church Chants and Old Ukrainian Canticles

    Children's Choir of St. Elija Orthodox Church, Kiev

    We Are Guarded by Thy Cross . . . Church Chants and Old Ukrainian Canticles

    The first children's choir in the Ukraine in over 100 years. Selections include the Canticle to Saint Nicholas.

Antiphon and Hymn to St. Nicholas from Siggiewi, Malta

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