Christmas Songs / Hymns

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Christmas Songs / Hymns

Postby tbrown3470 » December 1st, 2012, 3:17 pm

Hello,

I'm teaching my oldest son Greek in our homeschool, and he asked if we could sing some traditional American Christmas or Advent hymns. I've studied Greek in seminary, and am somewhat competent in the NT, but looking for resources like this is new to me. Surely there's a website somewhere I've just not found yet? Thanks!

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Re: Christmas Songs / Hymns

Postby Louis L Sorenson » December 1st, 2012, 5:58 pm

Look at http://www.letsreadgreek.com/songs/default.htm. There are currently no Christmas songs. The web page is a little out of date (it's my site and there are a whole slew of songs not posted). Do you have any requests? I know of no other site than mine which deals with songs. Mounce has a couple in his new edition, I hear.

Here's a try at Silent Night:

Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace!
Sleep in heavenly peace!


ἡσύχη νῦξ
ἁγία νῦξ
πάντ' ἠρεμεῖ
πάντ' ἀστράπτει
περὶ τῶνδε
-- τῆς μητρὸς καὶ τέκνου
-- βρέφους οὗ κεῖτ' ἤπιός τε καὶ πράϋς
κοιμῶ ἐν ὕπνῳ ἠπίῳ
κοιμῶ ἐν ὕπνῳ οὐρανίῳ

Here is a variation:

νῦξ ἡσύχη δή
νῦξ ἁγία δή
πάντα τ' ἠρεμεῖ
πάντα τ' ἀστράπτει
περὶ τῶν δύο
-- τῆς μητρὸς καὶ τέκνου
περὶ τοῦ βρέφους ὅς ἐσθ' ὡς γε πραῧς
κοιμῶ ἐν ἠπίῳ ὕπνῳ
κοιμῶ ἐν οὐρανίῳ ὕπνῳ

Any suggestions?
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Re: Christmas Songs / Hymns

Postby Paul-Nitz » December 8th, 2012, 7:38 am

Here's a link to Daniel Street's translation of O Come O Come Emmanuel... 

http://danielstreett.wordpress.com/2011 ... -emmanuel/
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Re: Christmas Songs / Hymns

Postby tbrown3470 » December 10th, 2012, 10:51 pm

These are both great - perfect for what I'm doing. Thanks!!
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Re: Christmas Songs / Hymns

Postby Jonathan Robie » December 14th, 2012, 10:29 am

Anyone know good musical settings of Μέγα καί παράδοξον θαύμα?

Μέγα καί παράδοξον θαύμα, τετέλεσται σή μερον! Παρθένος τίκτει καί μήτρα ου φθείρεται, ο Λόγος σαρκούται, καί τού Πατρός ου κεχώρισται, Άγγελοι μετά Ποιμένων δοξάζουσι, καί ημείς σύν αυτοίς εκβοώμεν, Δόξα εν υψίστοις Θεώ, καί επί γής ειρήνη

If not, I may try my hand at setting it to music. It would be worth mining Christmas liturgical texts to create hymns.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Christmas Songs / Hymns

Postby Louis L Sorenson » December 15th, 2012, 11:38 am

Check out
Irby-Massie, Georgia. 2009. "That Ain't Workin'; That's the Way You Do It: Teaching Greek through Popular Music." Teaching Classical Languages 1.1: 30-66. http://www.tcl.camws.org/fall2009/TCL_I_i_30-66_IrbyMassie.pdf

She has written a number of Attic Greek songs for teaching the ancient language. The Twelve Days of Christmas is one. (Her pdf is not in Unicode, so you cannot cut and paste the Greek)
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Re: Christmas Songs / Hymns

Postby Louis L Sorenson » December 23rd, 2012, 2:08 pm

Ω ΝΥΞ ΙΕΡΑ

ὦ νῦξ ἱερά·
ἀστέρων ἐκλαμπούντων
τῇδε νυκτὶ σωτῆρος γεννηθέντος·
πάλ' ἔκειτο ὁ κόσμος ἐν σκοτίᾳ
ἄχρι ἧς ἡμέρας εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐφάνη
αὐγὴν ἐλπίδος φερόμενος ἡμῖν δή,
ἐπέκεινα φανήσεται καινήν. [alt. ἐπέκειν' ἐνεκαίνισε πάντα]

προσκύνησον· [alt. γονυπέτει]
τῶν ἀγγέλων ὑπακούων
ὦ νῦξ ἱερά
τῇδε νυκτί Χριστὸς ἐγγενήθη.
ὦ νῦξ, ὦ νῦξ ἱερά, ὦ νῦξ, νῦξ ἱερά.
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Re: Christmas Songs / Hymns

Postby Louis L Sorenson » December 30th, 2012, 3:16 am

Here is "Here Comes Santa Claus"

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