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The Russian Orthodox Requiem and Hymns to the Virgin

The Russian Orthodox Requiem and Hymns to the Virgin

Recorded by the Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris, this album features a condensed version of the beautiful Orthodox Requiem, or burial service, written in the 8th century by St. John of Damascus. Composer also of the Hours of Easter, John had a great influence on the Orthodox liturgy. Included on the album as well are a number of hymns to a “very human” Virgin Mary. The liner notes explain the circumstances of John’s beliefs that led to the writing of requiem, and the themes of the hymns.

Track Listing

101
Requiem The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 25:42
201
It Is Fitting The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:48
202
The Archangel's Voice The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:31
203
Rejoice O Bride (Praise to the Mother of God) The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 2:11
204
Assumption Matinsong The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:38
205
Diligently Unto the Mother of God The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 3:55
206
The Doors of Mercy The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 2:00
207
We Have No Other Help The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 3:34
208
Assage Our Sickness The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 3:16
209
Prophets from on High The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:48

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