Part of the Matheson Trust Sacred Audio Collection
The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – Part 2
From Kyrie Eleison of the Offertory up to the Doxology (Coptic)
Recording by The Institute of Coptic Studies, Department of Coptic Music. This is an excerpt of Ragheb Moftah’s (1898-2001) Collection of Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Music. According to some scholars, Coptic tunes are unique vehicles of an uninterrupted liturgical tradition coming directly from Ancient Egyptian music. Although the language most commonly used in Coptic Orthodoxy is Arabic, the language of this recording is Coptic, the latest stage of Ancient Egyptian.