Christ is in our midst!
I am looking for where I can find resources to learn the various music settings used in the Coptic Church. I know there are not "Tones" like the EO has, but there are music settings, or tunes, that change based on the feast, season, etc.
Also, what is the best program for an English speaker to get to learn the Coptic language?
I am more concerned with the first question; the second one is a bonus.
if that doesn't work, try anything from this page:
and this is a full liturgy:
if that's not enough, there are about 10 more pages...
I also downloaded an e-book off of the CopticBook site, called "Coptic Music." It is an historical review of Coptic music, especially in the context of liturgical music. The writer mentioned the various "tunes" that are employed and how they vary, and that in 1927 someone had ventured out to set all the Coptic liturgical tunes and hymns to written music staff. Does anyone know where I can find this?
hope someone else answers the hymns question!
Dr. Ragheb Moftah donated all of the transcriptions and recordings to the library of congress and the link can be found here.