i was listening to the lessons of the Great Hoos by Muallim Gad Louis the other day. The hymn itself is about 22 minutes long, which is quite lengthy to say at least, but i was shocked to discover that there's another hymn linked to it: ali el hoos el kebeer (the Halleluja of the Great Canticle), yet another 27-minutes long hymn lol.
Can anyone explain what exactly is this Ali? Is it supposed to be the ending of the first part of the Great Hoos. Or is it the same hymn, just another recording?
Finally, if these 2 hymns are actually be said righter after eachother...is this realistic? lol
22+27 makes almost an hour of aaaaaaaaaa's and oooooooooo's :o
Does anybody go to a church where these hymns are chanted?
Is it possible to take a few words of the 1st part of the Great Hoos and chant them the long way, and continue damg (recitation wise)? This could be acceptable considering the length of the hymn and the fear of shoes being thrown at u from the congregation or abouna ;D!
When i was looking at the txt of the Great Hooses that exist, they dont all start with "Hoos Epchois khen ou hoos emveri", only the one of Kiahk, Lent and Palm Sunday if i remember well. Can you chant the other great hooses in the same long tune? Or would you only say the Great Ali?
It's all rather confusing!
Your thoughts plz!