Apolytikion of St. Nicholas
IKON Records IKO 9007,
Short selection of Orthodox chant on a full recording of the “Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom”
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.
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Great Vespers of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker
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
The St. Nicholas Service (Rite A)
Music by Simon Lole,
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.
Jubilee Mass in Honor of Saint Nicholas
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.
St. Nikolaus Messe
Alfred Hochedlinger Zeitgemäße Kirchenmusik, 1992, 2013
Complete Mass for mixed (SATB) choir, choral score with organ
The text is by Upper Austrian dialect poet Leopold Wandl; both author and composer were born in Mauthausen and the Mass premiered on Ascension 1992 in the Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus, Mauthausen. The Mass has text variations for St. Nicholas, St. Hubert, Christmas, and a “neutral” version. 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.
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Mass in Honor of Saint Nicholas in G Major
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
Sainteté Russe: Russian Holiness Orthodox Chants
Studio SM D2543/SM 62,
One Nicholas selection: Tropaire a Saint Nicolas
Russia: Popular and Traditional Songs
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
Akathist to St. Nicholas
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
Moleiben and Akathist to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker:
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Howell, New Jersey,
St. Herman’s Conference 1997
The Moleiben is a service of thanksgiving
Purchase from Orthodox Christian Recorded Books
There is Joy in Bethlehem: Orthodox Hymns of the Nativity
This collection of hymns for Advent and Nativity includes the Troparion for Saint Nicholas and the traditional Russian Hymn To Saint Nicholas.
Hymns of Praise (Troparia and Kontakia): For Sunday School and Choir
The Syrian-Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of New York and All North America,
Second Edition 1964
Includes the Troparion for Saint Nicholas—Dec. 6 TONE 4
Greatly Rejoice: Orthodox Christmas Hymns and Carols
Includes O, who loves Nicholas the Saintly and the short Bells of Saint Nicholas
Myron Melodikon – Orthros for 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.
We Are Guarded by Thy Cross … Church Chants and Old Ukrainian Canticles
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.
Missa Sancti Nicolai
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
Akathist to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
Ss. Andrew and Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral,
Akathist to Saint Nicholas chanted in Church Slavonic.
Saint Nicholas: Archbishop of Myra in Lycia
The Renown of Fathers
Centre for the Study of the Art of Chant, 2008
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