Englewood, New Jersey, February 9, 2024
The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America announced yesterday the launch of its new online sacred music library.
This “more powerful resource for choirs, chanters and directors to find music” was in development for several years.
“Prayerfully, everyone sought guidance, wisdom and strength from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for this monumental task. The new library is user-friendly and intuitive with a variety of search paths to gain results,” said Mareena Boosamra Ball, chairwoman of the Department of Sacred Music.
The library contains more than 2,500 pieces of music, each with detailed descriptions of composers and musical styles. Some also include MIDI or MP3 files.
The new sacred music library includes texts for Vespers, Orthros, and Liturgy, the Sacraments, the Octoechos, the Menaion, the Lenten Triodion, the Pentecostarion, and much more.