The Heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church choir’s production presents the most complete and accurate versions of every hymn of The Rite and Hymns of the Feast of the Annunciation and the 29th of the Coptic Month, according to the Coptic tradition. This production by the HCOC features:
• All the melismatic and recitative hymns for the the Feast of the Annunciation and the 29th of the Coptic Month.
• Foreword by H.G. Bishop Makarios of El-Meniya, and H.G. Bishop Makary, General Bishop and dean of the Department of Music and Hymns in the Higher Institute of Coptic Studies.
• Contains rare hymns such as Voleen, Mohayar of the Annunciation, the Third Doxology of the Annunciation, and the Concluding Canon for the Raising of Incense of the Feast of the Annunciation.
• This production is the first with contributions and recordings by all three HCOC members Canada and Florida, and with contributions by priests, cantors and deacons from Egypt and North America, including Fr. Gregory Bekhit, Cantor Satir Mikhail, Cantor Osama Fowzy, Cantor Zaher Andraws, Cantor Ashraf Tadrus, Cantor Samoel Adel, Cantor Amir Fawzy, and Deacon Daniel Girgis.
• This production consists of 1 MP3 audio CD, with 182 minutes of hymns and rite explanations. As an MP3, instead of audio CDs, this production is made affordable to everyone, without affecting the quality of our recordings.
• The CD was recorded and mastered digitally in professional studios.
View a video with more information on this production and hear audio samples below: