Holy Week at the Patriarchate of Constantinople 1961
The Laura Boulton Collection of Byzantine and Orthodox Music represents Boulton's field work throughout the Eastern Orthodox world during the 1950s and 1960s. It includes sound recordings, accompanying documentation, and numerous ancillary materials. Her collection is housed in Harvad Libray.
In 1961, Laura Boulton travelled to Constantinople and recorded services from Holy Thursday Evening until the Vespers of Agape. At that time Athenagoras was Patriarch of Constantinople. The right chanter (Ἄρχων Προτοψάλτης) is Thrasyvoulas Stanitsas and the left chanter (Λαμπαδάριος) is Nikolaos Danihlidis. This is Byzantine Chanting at its best.
Click on the Audio files below to listen:
The following ends with Stanitsas chanting Edi vaptetai but Laura needed to change reels here and unfortunately there is a small part missing:
The following error was brought to Harvard Library's attention:
Listen to Stanitsas and the Choir chant the Gospel in Homeric Greek with Heroic Exameter rhythm, thereby proclaiming the Gospel of the Resurrection to the Ancient Greeks: