Sacred Treasures - Choral Masterworks from Russia

Album Summary

>Sound, Recorded : Bells
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Cherubic Hymn (Cheroubikon) no 7 in D major (Kheruvimskaia pesn)
>Kedrov Sr., Nikolai : Otche nach (Our Father), for chorus
>Chant, Bulgarian : The Noble Joseph, for choir
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41
>Russian Orthodox Chant : Russian Monastic Vespers, for choir
>Hristov, Dobri : Hymn of the Cherubim
>Gretchaninov, Alexander : I Have Chosen the Blissful
>Lvovsky, Grigor F. : Cherubic Hymn
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Notes & Reviews:

This disc begins and ends with the tolling of cathedral bells.

The beautiful Sacred Treasures: Choral Masterpieces From Russia assembles a variety of performances from Russian and Bulgarian choirs interpreting the music of the Russian Orthodox Church. Included are performances of Rachmaninoff's "Fervent Supplication," Tchaikovsky's "Our Father" and Turchaninov's "The Noble Joseph." ~ Jason Ankeny



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>Sound, Recorded : Bells
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 :: Great Ektenia
  • Performers: Russian State Symphony Cappella; Valeri Polyanskii
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 :: Hymn of Praise
  • Performers: Russian State Symphony Cappella; Valeri Polyanskii
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 :: Hymn of the Cherubim [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Russian State Symphony Cappella; Valeri Polyanskii
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Cherubic Hymn (Cheroubikon) no 7 in D major (Kheruvimskaia pesn)
  • Performers: Leningrad Glinka Academy Choir; Vladislav Chernushenko
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Kedrov Sr., Nikolai : Otche nach (Our Father), for chorus
  • Performers: Svetoslav Obretenov Bulgarian Choir; Georgi Robev (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 :: Fervent Supplication [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Russian State Symphony Cappella; Valeri Polyanskii
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Chant, Bulgarian : The Noble Joseph, for choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41 :: Amen, And with Thy Spirit
  • Performers: USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir; Valeri Polyanskii
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Russian Orthodox Chant : Russian Monastic Vespers, for choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 :: Bless the Lord, O my Soul
  • Performers: Irina Arkhipova (Mezzo Soprano); Choir of the Moscow Church
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41 :: Hymn of the Cherubim [Excerpt]
  • Performers: USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir; Valeri Polyanskii
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Hristov, Dobri : Hymn of the Cherubim
  • Performers: Svetoslav Obretenov Bulgarian Choir; Georgi Robev (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41 :: Our Father
  • Performers: USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir; Valeri Polyanskii
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Gretchaninov, Alexander : I Have Chosen the Blissful
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lvovsky, Grigor F. : Cherubic Hymn
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Sound, Recorded : Bells
  • Period Time: Medieval