In these pandemic times, when neither choir nor congregational singing is advisable we are continuing to find new ways to lift our voices in song and make a joyful noise unto the Lord in worship. Singers and instrumentalists of all ages and abilities are welcome to offer their musical gifts to support the worship life of St. Mark's during this season.
Find links to sheet music and audio recordings below, to assist you in learning music for upcoming services.
Singers and instrumentalists of all ages and experience levels are welcome.
PARTS: Melody: sung by a singer/cantor Ison: is a drone note, or a slow-moving lower vocal part, used in Byzantine chantand some related musical traditions to accompany the melody. It serves to support the melody, and not to transform it into a harmonized or polyphonic piece. Historically, it is the oldest genre of extant music that is monophonic and sung acapella. It is a tradition that provided musical treated to all sacred texts. See 2 examples below.