John Sakellarides
The rare Holy Week Book of John
Sakellarides contains all of the
special hymns of Holy Week in Greek
and in Western staff notation. It does
not contain litanies or common
responses, so it must be used in
conjunction with a text of the Holy
Week services, such as the "black     
book" of Father George Papadeas.
Sakellarides included some of his
harmonizations, but they can be
ignored if so desired. However, at
times, and especially in Third Tone
final cadences, he harmonized a third
above the melody, so if you are
chanting monophonically, make sure
you know the base note of your mode.
One can also ignore his penchant for
putting everything into 4/4 time by
changing certain half-notes into
These files are fairly large to preserve
a readable resolution. We have
divided them into separate days for
easier downloading, or you can
download the entire book at once.
Here are the links: