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Bortnyansky: Sacred Concertos Vol 4 / Polyansky, et al

Audio Samples

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 24 ("I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills")
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 25 "We, unworthy, shall never cease glorifying the power, O mother of God"
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 26 "Lord, God of Israel" (no 94)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 27 ("I cried to the Lord with my voice") (Glasom moim ko Gospodu vozzvakh)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 28, "Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord"
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 29 ("I will praise the name of God with a song")

Album Summary

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 24 ("I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills")
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 25 "We, unworthy, shall never cease glorifying the power, O mother of God"
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 26 "Lord, God of Israel" (no 94)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 27 ("I cried to the Lord with my voice") (Glasom moim ko Gospodu vozzvakh)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 28, "Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord"
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 29 ("I will praise the name of God with a song")
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Not mainstream, but essential
As we filed out of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Uglich, Russia, following a concert by the cathedral choir, I paused at the sales table maned by members of the choir selling the choir's CDs. I picked up one Cd and, as I was reviewing the selections, the choir member/salesman, pointed to one track and said, "Look. Gretchanov. He is the greatest Russian composer."
I looked him in the eye and said, "No. Bortnyansky." (sometimes spelled Bortniansky), and bought all the CDs he had for sale because one can never get too much classic Russian Orthodox church music, which is one of the most interesting side streams of western classical music, and an essential addition to any musical library.

From the beginning of time, the Russian Orthodox Church has been and still is a bastion of male chauvinist pigs. Russian Orthodox Church music was written for only male voices, and it should only be performed by an a cappella male choir. The complex inner details of the music is at its best with a small choir of only 6-8 voices.

In a stroke of genius, Chandos produced a 7 volume set of all Bortnyansky's Sacred Concerti (for unaccompanied male choir). This is as essential to your music library as is a set of Beethoven's symphonies. Seek out and buy all 7 CDs, but if you want to start with a sample, I think Vol #5 is the best.
Submitted on 12/30/14 by wastch 
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>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 24 ("I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills")
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 25 "We, unworthy, shall never cease glorifying the power, O mother of God"
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 26 "Lord, God of Israel" (no 94)
  • Notes: Composition written: Jewish.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 27 ("I cried to the Lord with my voice") (Glasom moim ko Gospodu vozzvakh)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 28, "Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord"
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto no 29 ("I will praise the name of God with a song")
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto