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Orthodox Liturgical Music & Chants  (44)

TREASURY OF SPIRITUAL SONGS (CD)

Executant: performed by Nuns of St. Paisius Monastery #: 12173

In 2002, the Nuns of St. Paisius Serbian Monastery in Safford, Arizona released "Dukhovna Lira" (The Spiritual Lyre), cat. no. K40 — a CD of Serbian spiritual songs, on texts by St. Nikolai (Velimirovic) (+ 1956). On the present CD many of these simple, endearing melodies have been translated into English. As before, they are sung with lovely simplicity and musicality by the small choir of nuns of St. Paisius Monastery. This CD highlights and revives the historically important tradition of Orthodox non-liturgical songs with a spiritual content, that has largely been neglected among modern-day Orthodox, but which is, nevertheless, an important traditional means of educating and nurturing both children and adults in the faith.

Price: € 19.10 £ 15.71 $ 26.44

WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL (CD)

Executant: Orthodox Liturgical Solos, Duets, and Trios directed by Vladimir Morosan #: 12174

This CD focuses upon the soloistic elements of Orthodox Services (solos, duets, and trios, rather than full choir), drawing upon both the Byzantine and Slavic traditions. Produced by PSALM (Pan Orthodox Society for the Advancement of Liturgical Music) it is hoped this CD will encourage the exploration of the musical possibilities offered by a relatively small compliment of voices.

Price: € 19.11 £ 15.72 $ 26.45

CHRIST IS BORN! GIVE GLORY! HYMNS, CHANTS, AND CAROLS

Executant: performed by Archangel Voices directed by Vladimir Morosan #: 12175

Total Recording Time: 77:30:00

Price: € 19.11 £ 15.72 $ 26.45

PASCHA: HYMNS OF THE RESURRECTION (CD)

Executant: by The Choir of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary conducted by David Drillock #: 12176

The complete hymns of Pascha, sung by the St Vladimir`s Orthodox Theological Seminary Male Choir and conducted by David Drillock.

Price: € 19.11 £ 15.72 $ 26.45

BYZANTINE HYMNS OF THE NATIVITY

Executant: performed by Mount Lebanon Choir #: 12177

Seventeen famous hymns of the Nativity, chanted by the world-renowned Mount Lebanon Choir. Includes 4-page insert in English. Chanted in Arabic with some Greek. Descriptive liner notes, no hymn text.

Price: € 19.11 £ 15.72 $ 26.45

THE GREAT DOXOLOGIES IN THE EIGHT MODES (CHANTED IN ENGLISH)

Executant: performed by Mount Lebanon Choir #: 12178

A recording of The Great Doxologies in the Eight Modes chanted in English by the world-renowned Mount Lebanon Choir. Beautifully chanted in the Byzantine style used on the Holy Mountain (*Mt. Athos), it is suitable both for personal enjoyment and for teaching. The chanters` voices are of fine professional quality, and the chant itself is clear and crisply defined, for uplifting listening and for choral instruction.

Price: € 19.11 £ 15.72 $ 26.45

FIRST FRUITS (CD)

Executant: Byzantine Chant in English by Boston Byzantine Choir #: 12179

Includes selections from Vespers and Matins, as well as Troparia and Kontakia for various feast days.

This collection of Byzantine hymnography in English may come as a revelation to Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike. To the former, that the traditional tones and hymns can be rendered in the English language without a diminution of form and essence, and to the latter, that this tradition of sacred music need not be inaccessible to western listeners.

Price: € 20.02 £ 16.47 $ 27.70

MYSTICAL SUPPER (CD)

Executant: Byzantine Chant in English by Boston Byzantine Choir #: 12180

The Boston Byzantine Choir has drawn from a variety of sources to make one of the first English settings of St. John Chrysostom`s Liturgy done entirely in Byzantine chant.

Playing Time: 60 minutes, 58 seconds

Price: € 20.02 £ 16.47 $ 27.70

UNTO AGES OF AGES: SACRED CHORAL MUSIC OF SVIRIDOV, RACHMANINOFF, AND TCHAIKOVSKY

Executant: by Gloriae Dei Cantores #: 12181

Gloriae Dei Cantores first recording in Super Audio CD featuring the North American recorded premiere of Georgy Sviridov`s Ineffable Mystery, a gorgeous sacred choral suite. In his memory, the choir sang this set of pieces in Moscow and the Golden Ring on their third tour of Russia in 1998. Georgy Sviridov,who was one of Shostakovich`s favorite students, wrote the music for Moscow`s leading television news program and became one of the leading composers during the Soviet regime. His vocal music has been championed by Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the great Russian baritone. Gloriae Dei Cantores, having already recorded "the best anthology of Russian music" (American Record Guide for Sacred Songs of Russia), now adds this rich collection of Russian sacred music to their discography. Also included are excerpts from the Tchaikovsky`s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil. These three composers and their works form a CD not to be missed by choral and Russian music fans.

Price: € 20.07 £ 16.51 $ 27.77

CHRISTMAS IN RUSSIA: RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS COMPLINE AND MATINS

Executant: performed by Don Cossack Choir of Russia conducted by Marcel Verhoeff #: 12182

Christmas Eve of the Russian Orthodox Church (January 6) is traditionally celebrated with the Christmas Vigil (vsenoschnoye bdeniye), a Vespers service lasting hours with much singing and illuminated processions. The present recording contains chants from the Christmas Vigil (with arrangements by Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian composers), performed by the eminent Don Cossacks Choir under the direction of Marcel Verhoeff. Fr. Andrey Bliznyuk, celebrant; Alexy Zaitsev, Vladislav Sokolov, deacons; Don Cossacks Choir Russia, Marcel Nicolajevich Verhoeff, director. Liner notes in German, English, French and Dutch with complete hymn text—:plus hymn text in Church Slavonic.

Price: € 26.75 £ 22.00 $ 37.03
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