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Gloriae Dei Cantores
Sacred Songs of Russia

Song NameComposer
Hristos VoskreseAlexander Kastal'sky
Blagoslovi, DushePavel Chesnokov
Bogoroditse DevoSergey Rachmaninov
Three Choruses: Bogoroditse DevoGeorgy Sviridov
Three Choruses: Liubov' SviatayaGeorgy Sviridov
Three Choruses: Pkayanniy StihGeorgy Sviridov
Ghospodi Vozzvah/Tsar' NebesniyZnamenny Chant
Beznevestanya DevoVasily Titov
Slava Vo Vishnih BoguD. Bortnansky
Chrubic HymnMikhail Glinka
Milost' MiraPeter Tchaikovskky
Angel VopiyashePeter Tchaikovskky
Hymn in Honor of SS. Cyril and MethodiusPeter Tchaikovskky
O Tebe RaduyetsiaStepan Smolensky
Svete TihiyAlexander Kastal'sky
Hvalite Imia GhospodneP. Chesnokov
V Molitvah Neusipayushchuyu BogoroditsuSergey Rachmaninov
Litany of SupplicationAlexander Arkhangel'sky
Otche NashNicolai Kedrov Sr.

Directed by Elizabeth Patterson

Over the past thousand years, Russian composers have created an immensely rich and varied body of choral music and chant to express the sacred texts of the liturgy. Sacred Songs of Russia portrays the musical legacy of the Russian people, which comes as a response to the depth of their faith. Among the noteworthy works on this recording, which contains previously released material, are two stirring works by Rachmaninoff including Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin) from his All Night Vigil, opus 37, and V molitvah (The Mother of God, ever-vigilant in prayer). Perhaps most significant are the Three Choruses of Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998), composed during a time when sacred music was still actively suppressed by the Soviet regime. The three works by Peter Tchaikovsky, Milost' mira (A Mercy of Peace), Angel Vopiyashe (The Angel cried), and Hymn in Honor of SS. Cyril and Methodius, are also strong statements of the Russian faith and expression through music.

Item code: 8563C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | United States

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