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Russian Orthodox Chants

Various Artists
Russian Orthodox Chants

The Russian Orthodox Novodevichy Convent, dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, was founded in 1524. According to UNESCO, Novodevichy is the best known convent in Moscow, and in 2004 was proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1989 recording features the choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov. The album is dedicated to the great jubilee of the Millennium of Baptism of Russia, which celebrated a thousand years of Christianity in Russia. Liner notes include a brief history and photographs of the Novodevichy Convent.

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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track Listing

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Bells of the Novodevichy Convent The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:13
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My soul doth magnify the Lord The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 6:46
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The King of Heaven The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:25
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Who is so great a God as our God The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:46
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The Magnificat The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:23
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Hymn to the Birth-giver of God from the service to all the saints who glorified in the land of Russia The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:51
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It is meet The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:45
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Gradual The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 3:45
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O now bless the Lord The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 4:55
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I will open my mouth The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 4:14
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Establish, O Lord The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:01
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The Hymn for St. Daniel, Prince of Moscow The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:43
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Queen of the Heavenly Host The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:29
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The hymn for the Hodegetria The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:13
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Thou dost intercede for all, O good one The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:34
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Thou, the guide of those who stray The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:47
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The hymn for the Day The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:08
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O marvel wonderful! The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:21
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At the sovereign command of God The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 3:47
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The Birth-giver of God constant in supplication The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:17
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Adorned with the divine Glory The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 0:51
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Megalynarion for the Dormition The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:23
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O, ye apostles The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:26
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Litany of fervent supplication The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 5:45
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The Beatitudes with the hymns for the Hodegetria The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 2:48
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A mercy of peace, Op. 10 no 4 The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 4:36
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The Angel cried The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 3:02
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Bells of the Novodevichy Convent The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent 1:39

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