Unmercenary Sacred Music

Carpatho-Rusyn Chant

Carpatho-Rusyn chant or Prostopinije, as it is often called, is the chant indigenous to the Capathian Mountain Regions of that now are parts of Ukraine, Slovak, and other Balkan countries.  The chant is used by both Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholics of that region.  The music of this system is a blending of many styles including folk music, Znamenny chant, and Kievan chant.  It also shares some similarities to Galician chant of Western Ukraine.  The following items are available from this chant system.

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