The Optina Pustyn Male Choir Of St Petersburg - Orthodox Chants From Russia Audio Samples Available

Orthodox Chants From Russia by The Optina Pustyn Male Choir Of St Petersburg

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CD: Album
Tags: Choral, CD, Album, Recommended, Top Rated
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The St Petersburg choir preserving an ancient choral tradition.

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  1. 1. Psalm 104
  2. 2. The Great Litany
  3. 3. Blessed Is The Man
  4. 4. Lord, I Have Cried Unto Thee
  5. 5. Stichera
  6. 6. Glory, Stichera
  7. 7. Joyful Light
  8. 8. Vouchsafe, O Lord
  9. 9. Stichera In The Litany
  10. 10. Stichera In The Versicles
  11. 11. Now Lettest Thou Depart
  12. 12. Hail, O Virgin
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The main goal of male choir of the Optina Pustyn Choir in St Petersburg, established in 1996, is the cultivation of some of the oldest forms of Christian music we can hear today - the old Russian Church singing with it's fascinating sources and styles such as Znamenny, Balgarian, Greek, Bysantine chants, plus the study of the different types of the early Russian polyphony. It goes without saying that they do a magnificent job and to hear these magnificent voices with all their rich, undulating cadences is to enter into a truly other worldly experience. Mainstream world music company ARC Records are to be congratulated on bringing this fascinating Christian tradition to our attention and though I don't speak a word of Russian, ARC have helpfully supplied us with English translations. (I'm currently reading Tolstoy's War And Peace and this wonderfully emotive music is, for me, a wonderful accompaniment). Even if, like me, you've never set foot in a Russian Orthodox Church, this is soul-stirring stuff.

Style: Choral
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 9396
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: ARC EUCD1846
Items: 1
Release Date: 2004

The St Petersburg choir preserving an ancient choral tradition.

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