Sacred Treasures - Choral Masterworks from Russia (HOS 1998)

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Sacred Treasures - Choral Masterworks from Russia (HOS 1998)

Sacred Treasures - Choral Masterworks from Russia (HOS 1998)
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | APE (Single Tracks) dBPoweramp | 1CD/299MB | RS.com

"Although this collection intends to transport the soul, it has a tremendously potent low-end depth to it that earns high marks indeed in the worlds of vocal and liturgical music. Dmitri Bortniansky's "Hymn of the Cherubim" is performed with a gracefulness that gets a warming fatness from the production, as does Alexander Gretchaninov's "I Have Chosen the Blissful," which travels with a ringing resonance." - Andrew Bartlett, Amazon.com Editorial Review
"Words cannot describe poignantly enough the exquisite, angelic voices that permeate the heart and exalt the soul on Sacred Treasures. The most highly regarded Russian and Bulgarian choirs sing the hymns of Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Lvovski, and other composers in the Russian Orthodox Church's tradition of "Divine Worship" (worship through chant). From the first tolling bells that open the CD with a willowy, floating piece from Rachmaninov's Liturgy of St. John, to the final bells closing the door on "Hymn of the Cherubim" (Grigory Lvovski), this CD creates a gentle, distinctly Byzantine glory. The rhythms slowly wisp along while the choirs' baritones, tenors, and sopranos mesh into one expansive blessing. Meant to comprehensively gather not all Russian liturgical pieces but rather hymns that emote an inner tranquility and celestial grace, Sacred Treasures plays like a piece of heaven on Earth." Karen Karleski, Amazon.com
Album Information
Composer: Anonymous, Dimitry Stepanovich Bortnyansky, Alexander Grechaninov, Dobri Hristov, Nikolai Sr Kedrov, et al.
Conductor: Georgi Robev, Nikolai Matveyev, Valery Polyansky
Audio CD (February 17, 1998)
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Hearts of Space
ASIN: B000000X8J

Tracklist and Samples:
Listen - 01 - Russian Cathedral Bells
Listen - 02 - Rachmaninov / Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Great Ektenia
Listen - 03 - Rachmaninov / Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Hymn of Praise
Listen - 04 - Rachmaninov / Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Hymn of the Cherubim
Listen - 05 - Bortniansky / Hymn of the Cherubim (excerpt)
Listen - 06 - Kedrov / Our Father
Listen - 07 - Rachmaninov / Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Fervent Supplication
Listen - 08 - Rospev / The Noble Joseph
Listen - 09 - Tchaikovsky / Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: Amen. And with Thy Spirit
Listen - 10 - Russian Monastic Vespers (excerpt)
Listen - 11 - Rachmaninov / Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Bless the Lord, O my Soul
Listen - 12 - Tchaikovsky / Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: Hymn of the Cherubim (excerpt)
Listen - 13 - Christov / Hymn of the Cherubim (excerpts/edited)
Listen - 14 - Tchaikovsky / Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: Our Father
Listen - 15 - Gretchaninov / I have Chosen the Blissful
Listen - 16 - Lvovski / Hymn of the Cherubim
Listen - 17 - Final Bells

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