Oh pure Virgin!

Byzantine hymn  from the CD Album: 

IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS - MUSIC AND RELIGION

Original Greek lyrics, English translation, Audio file

Lyrics: Saint Nectarios ( 19th century)

Music: monks of the Simonos Petras monastery at Mount Athos

Arrangement, performance (of all vocals and instruments), production and recording: 1999 Ioannidis

English translation: 2003 Ioannidis

Ioannidis N. is a composer, musicologist, multi-instrumentalist performer, media theorist, and digital media creative producer (with formal qualifications in Music, Musicology, Media Studies, and Digital Media Studies), who is researching ancient Greek music and its relationship with all musical cultures that have been subject to the classical Greek cultural influence.

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Oh pure Virgin

PURE VIRGIN QUEEN, IMMACULATE MOTHER OF GOD, 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
VIRGIN MOTHER, QUEEN, COVERING US LIKE A PERFECT GARMENT 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
HIGHEST OF HEAVENS, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN'S RAYS,

 HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
DELIGHT OF VIRGIN CHOIRS, SUPREME OF ALL ANGELS 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
BRIGHTER THAN THE SKIES, CLEARER THAN LIGHT, 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED! 
HOLIEST OF ALL HEAVENLY LEGIONS OF SAINTS 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
MARY, QUEEN NYMPH, SOURCE OF OUR DELIGHT,

 HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED! 
MODEST MAIDEN, QUEEN, HOLIEST MOTHER 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
MOST HONOURED OF CHEROUVEIM, MOST GLORIOUS 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED! 
OF THE BODILESS SERAPHEIM HIGHEST OF ALL THRONES 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
MARY, EVER VIRGIN LADY OF THE UNIVERSE, 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED! 
IMMACULATE, ALL PURE NYMPH, HOLIEST LADY. 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
I BEG YOU OUR LADY HEAR YOUR SUPPLICANT, 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED! 
YOUR BLESSING I SEEK, QUEEN. 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
MAIDEN MODEST, IMMACULATE, HOLIEST LADY. 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED! 
I BEG YOU, SACRED TEMPLE, 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!
TAKE NOTICE OF ME AND CLEANSE ME FROM ALL EVIL, 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED! 
AND INTERCEDE FOR ME TO EARN THE ETERNAL LIFE. 

HAIL BRIDE UNWEDDED!

CD ALBUM: MUSIC and RELIGION  (Click the title for album info and audio samples) 

Genre: Religious music (extant ancient Greek religious songs, Byzantine chant, Gregorian chant, Quranic chant)
Arrangements: vocals, ancient Greek instruments (ancient kithara, aulos, ethnic percussion).

Tracks

 1. Ie paean Original music Ioannidis Nikolaos 2003 - Greek 
 2. Orphic Hymn to Nature Original music Ioannidis Nikolaos 2003 - Greek 
 3. Hymn to Nemesis Extant ancient Greek - Mesomedes (1st c. AD) - Greek 
 4. Invocation of Calliope and Apollo Extant ancient Greek - Mesomedes (1st c. AD) - Greek 
 5. First Delphic Hymn to Apollo Extant ancient Greek - Athenaeus (127 BC) - Greek 
 6. Hymn to the Holy Trinity Extant early Christian hymn -Anonymous c. 2nd-3rd c. A.D - Greek 
 7. Doxastikon Byzantine chant - Greek 
 8. Crown of thorns Byzantine chant - Greek 
 9. Nos autem gloriari Gregorian chant - Latin 
10. All generations Byzantine chant - Greek 
11. Surah Fatiha (The opening) Quranic chant - Arabic 
12. Kyrie eleison Gregorian chant -Greek 
13. Gloria in excelsis deo Gregorian chant - Latin 
14. Kyrie eleison Byzantine chant - Greek 
15. Oh Pure Virgin! Byzantine chant -Greek 
16. Alleluia Gregorian chant 
17. To our defender general Byzantine chant 6th cent. A.D - Greek 
18. Surah Baqarah Quranic chant - Arabic 
19. Ever (or The atheist's hymn) Original music and lyrics- Ioannidis Nikolaos 1997- English 

 

LINKS TO OTHER WORKS BY IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS

Musical Works, ESSAYS on music and media, LYRICS (1) LYRICS (2),  ANCIENT  GREEK TEXTS  translated into  English  by N. Ioannidis,  ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS reconstructed by N. Ioannidis and used in the ancient Greek recordings

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