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Sacred Treasures I:
Choral Masterworks from Russia (Audio CD)

Sacred Treasures I: Choral Masterworks from Russia (Audio CD)
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Sung by the finest Russian and Bulgarian choirs, this extraordinary collection of transcendent prayers and hymns highlights the timeless Russian tradition of devotion to masterfully-composed Church music. Litrugical music by Russian composers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, such as Rachmaninov, Tchsikovsky, Bortniansky, and Kedrov, is performed by large, mixed choirs with an incredibly wide dynamic vocal range.

The beautiful booklet insert, replete with icons, has brief notes about each selection.

In Church Slavonic.

Playing Time: 62 minutes, 15 seconds.

Track Listing

Title Length Sample
1. Russian Cathedral Bells 0:22
2. Great Ektenia
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 31
composed by Sergei Rachmaninov
performed by The Russian State Symphony Capella
3:48
3. Hymn of Praise
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 31
composed by Sergei Rachmaninov
performed by The Russian State Symphony Capella
3:03
4. Hymn of the Cherubim
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 31
composed by Sergei Rachmaninov
performed by The Russian State Symphony Capella
4:43
5. Hymn of the Cherubim
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 31
composed by Dimitri Bortniansky
performed by The Leningrad Glinka State Academic Choir
4:02
6. Our Father
composed by Nikolai Kedrov Sr.
performed by Bulgarian National Choir
3:56
7. Fervent Supplication
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 31
written by Sergei Rachmaninov
3:49
8. The Noble Jospeh
The Bulgarsky Rospev
composed by P. Turchaninov
2:38
9. Amen. And with Thy Spirit
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
written by Peter Tchaikovsky
1:19
10. Russian Monastic Vespers
Choir of Monks from the Chevetogne Monastery
1:28
11. Bless the Lord, O my Soul
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
written by Sergei Rachmaninov
performed by Choir of the Moscow Church
5:13
12. Hymn of the Cherubim
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 41
written by Peter Tchaikovsky
performed The USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir
7:41
13. Hymn of the Cherubim
written by Dobri Christov
performed Bulgarian National Choir
6:40
14. Our Father
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 41
written by Peter Tchaikovsky
3:33
15. I Have Chosen the Blissful
written by Alexander Gretchaninov
performed by Bulgarian Radio and Television Mixed Choir
4:52
16. Hymn of the Cherubim
written by Grigory Lvovski
performed by Bulgarian Radio and Television Mixed Choir
5:00
17. Final Bells 0:40
 
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