Oldest Coptic Audio Recordings

Hello everyone,
Out of curiosity, I was wondering what the absolute OLDEST audio recordings of the Coptic church are? How can someone access these? Around 1960s is about the oldest I can find on the internet, although I know some recordings date back to almost 1930's! Any links would be lovely



  • Hi 10theeno! 

    Do i have a treat for you. The late Ragheb Moftah's entire library of recordings has been in the hands of the Library of Congress for some decades now, and they're all digitally available here: https://www.loc.gov/collections/coptic-orthodox-liturgical-chant/about-this-collection/. Some of them go as far back as the 1930's I believe, and feature the voice of the incredible Muallem Mikhail Girgis El-Batanouny. 

    Hope this helps!
  • So those are actually not the oldest recordings... There are some that are older with random recordings of hymns and liturgy parts for different priests, bishops, and cantors. I don't remember what was the label though. 
  • Hi guys, 
    I've been doing my research lately, and found out about Old Bohairic. It seems pretty authentic, and there are some obvious things that it's definitely right in such as the GB /v/ was the OB /w/ and such. Would anyone have any recordings in Old bohairic? 

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