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Sacred Music Library

The Department of Sacred Music is pleased to offer free of charge to you the Liturgical Music PDF Library. For any comments or suggestions, please contact us.

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The music listed below is in alphabetical order according to either Title, or Season (like Lent or Feast Days), or is Grouped according to type of hymns (such as Antiphons, Communion Hymns, etc.). If it is a Group heading, click on the title of the Group, for example, "Annunciation to the Theotokos," and then all the hymns in that group will unfold under the title.  Then click on the title of the hymn you wish to see or download.

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Displaying All Music with Keyword: Richard Toensing
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Title & Description Keywords
At The Beauty

Final Troparion for Akathist Service.  "At the beauty of thy virginity . . . ."

Awed by the beauty of thy virginity

Theotokion of the first kathisma of Mode III Resurrectional Matins. Also sung at the end of the Salutations to the Theotokos service on Fridays of Great Lent.

Carols of the Nativity - Set 1

Christmas Carols

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

Christmas Carols

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13I.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn

In the key of E-flat.

Come Let Us Worship (choral)

This version of "O Come, Let Us Worship" is for larger choirs able to split each part.  It is a part of Richard's "The Chants of Vespers."

Communion Hymn for an Apostle

In the Key of F, Serbian Tone 8: "Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth..."

Lazarus Saturday, Communion Hymn

Another choral arrangement of the Communion Hymn for Lazarus Saturday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and babes . . . ."

Of Thy Mystical Supper

This hymn may be sung during the Divine Liturgy during communion, or on Holy Thursday.

Divine Liturgy - 2-part

This music is for smaller or mission choirs, having only a melody and an ison (bass note), in the key of C-major.

Divine Liturgy - 3-part

Three-part music for smaller choirs, in the key of F.

Divine Liturgy - 4-part

This music is in 4-part harmony, in the key of D, by Richard Toensing.  Updated: 1/27/13.

Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing

by Richard Toensing

Gladsome Light

Based on Kievan Chant

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in C-major

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in F-minor

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is an arrangement of the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for double soprano and double alto.  "the Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

A Precious Adornment

For Sunday of Orthodoxy

A Precious Adornment II

For Sunday of Orthodoxy

Beneath Your Protection

For Sunday of Last Judgment

Carols of the Nativity - Set 1

These paraliturgical hymns may be sung at concerts or after services are concluded.

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

These paraliturgical hymns may be sung at concerts or after services are concluded.

Come All You Works

For Holy Saturday

From Heaven Gabriel Cried To Her

For Annunciation

Gabriel Came To You

For Annunciation

In Glory, O Christ

For Sunday Kontakion (Tone 1)

Let Ev'ry Mortal Born On Earth

For Annunciation

Mystically We Sing Your Praises

For Sunday of Forgiveness

Noble Joseph Took Your Body

For Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women

O Cross of Christ

For 3rd Sunday in Lent

O Earth, The Tidings Glad Pronounce

For Annunciation

O What Wonderful Glad Tidings

Traditional Romanian Nativity Carol

Psalm 100

Psalm paraphrase by Richard Toensing

Psalm 89 (Abridged)

Abridged Version

Psalm 89 (Full)

Full version

Psalm 96 (95 LXX)

Psalm paraphrase by Christopher L. Webber

The King of Heaven

For Sunday, Octoechos Tone 8

Now the Powers of Heaven

New music for SMI, 2010

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Three-part music (SAB) in A-minor

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Four-part music in G-major

St. Simeon's Prayer


Trisagion Hymn (10E)

In English

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in C-major

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in F-minor