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Resurrection! Chants & Hymns of Holy Pascha (CD)
performed by Archangel Voices; directed by Vladimir Morosan

Resurrection!  Chants & Hymns of Holy Pascha (CD) performed by Archangel Voices; directed by Vladimir Morosan
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Pascha, the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ, is appropriately known as "the Feast of Feasts" in Orthodox Christian tradition. The hymns of Pascha are among the most beautiful and vibrant in the Orthodox musical tradition, filling all who hear them with a profound sense of joy and excitement.

This CD strives to capture that joy -- as much as is possible, short of being at an actual service. It assembles some of most inspired hymns of Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy, from both the Slavic and Greek traditions, all vividly and energetically sung in English by an ensemble of professional-level voices. Byzantine, Kievan, Russian "Greek" and znamenny chants, most of them newly arranged and re-composed for the English language, are intermingled with traditional favorites by Bortniansky and Makarov--also adapted into English. As with its previous CDs, the 13-voice Archangel Voices ensemble demonstrates what can be done on a high level of excellence by a relatively small group of voices.

Track Listing

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1. Come Receive the Light (Byzantine Chant) MP3
2. Angels in Heaven (Kievan Chant) MP3
3. Paschal Beginning (Znamenny Chant) MP3
4. Paschal Canon Ode 1 ( Russian "Greek" Chant) MP3
5. Paschal Canon Ode 3 ( Russian "Greek" Chant)  
6. Hypakoe - Before the Dawn ( Nikolsky, A. ) MP3
7. Paschal Canon Ode 6 ( Russian "Greek" Chant)  
8. Kontakion - You descended - and Ikos ( Nikolsky, A. )  
9. We have Seen Christ's Resurrection (Chant of New Skete) MP3
10. Paschal Canon Ode 8( Russian "Greek" Chant)  
11. Paschal Canon Ode 9 ( Russian "Greek" Chant)  
12. Exapostilarion (Galician Chant)  
13. Paschal Stichera - Let God Arise (Znamenny Chant) MP3
14. The Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom  
15. Grace Shining Forth (Valaam Chant) MP3
16. 1st Paschal Antiphon (Valaam Chant) MP3
17. 2nd Paschal Antiphon - Only Begotten Son (Valaam Chant)  
18. 3rd Paschal Antiphon ( Byzantine Chant) MP3
19. Christ Is Risen ( Byzantine Chant)  
20. Hypakoe of Pascha  (Little Znamenny Chant)  
21. Kontakion of Pascha (Little Znamenny Chant)  
22. Prokeimenon - This is the Day (Znamenny Chant)  
23. Alleluia (Variations on a theme by Verbitsky)  
24. The Angel Cried (Valaam Chant)  
25. Receive the Body of Christ (Byzantine Chant)  
26. Receive the Body of Christ (Dyletskiy, Mykola)  
27. Concerto no. 34, Let God Arise (Bortniansky, Dmitry)    
28. The Angel Cried ( Makarov, P.) MP3
29. Christ is Risen ( Russian Old Believer Chant) MP3
30. Great Prokeimenon - Who is so Great (Anonymous 18th century) MP3
31. Christ is Risen; Bells of St. Nicholas Church, San Anselmo, California MP3

 

 
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