Prayers and Praise: Vocal Music by Alexander Raskatov (b.1953) / The Hilliard Ensemble. David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold, Gordon Jones

Album Summary

>Raskatov, Alexander : Obikhod, for four male voices & string orchestra
>Raskatov, Alexander : Praise, for four male voices (& optional bells)
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This music was written for the Hilliard Ensemble, one of the world's finest vocal chamber groups, and sets five liturgical texts from a number of services of the Byzantine rite. "Obikhod" (2002 - 2003) also sets liturgical texts and was written for the same performers, but this time with the accompaniment of string orchestra. Raskatov's music is extraordinarily difficult to describe, but some constants in his work include an ear for delicacy of sound and beauty of color as well as a penchant for silence, or - more precisely - near-silence.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland (03/10/2011-03/14/2011).



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Works Details

>Raskatov, Alexander : Obikhod, for four male voices & string orchestra
  • Conductor: Krystof Maratka
  • Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble
  • Notes: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland (03/10/2011-03/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002-2003

>Raskatov, Alexander : Praise, for four male voices (& optional bells)
  • Notes: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland (03/10/2011-03/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998