Sokol Plain Chant Description

Published in Allentown, PA in 1946

Sokol sought to provide these collections of chant for the cantor that increasing could not read the Cyrillic alphabet. These volumes are aimed at the increasing numbers of American born cantors who could still sing the services but were not schooled in the Rusyn written language and thus could not read the Cyrillic. The book is in Transliterated Church Slavonic in western music notation.

Towards this end of cantor education this first volume has a brief section on the proper pronunciation of the slavonic letters used in the transliteration scheme. This transliteration also reflects the softer pronunciation common in the transcarpathians rather than the Russian sounds for the same.

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The title pages and contents:
Part I – Divine Liturgy
Part II – Vespers
Part III – Holy Matrimony
Part IV – Easter Matins
Part V – Hymns

Bibliographic Information

Sokol, Andrew. Plain chant : for the use of Catholics of the Byzantine-Slavonic rite. Allentown, PA: Privately Published, 1946.
Soft Cover 7.5″ wide 10.25″ high 94 pages. Western notation with transliterated Church Slavonic. Known as the Sokol “Blue Book” due to the color of the cover
Library of Saint Cyril & Methodius — M 2160.79 S6 1946 — Not yet entered into on-line Catalog

Originally Posted December 02, 2010
Last Revised on December 02, 2010