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Russian Sacred Choral Masterpieces

Russian Sacred Choral Masterpieces

In the 17th century, Western influences changed the harmonic and rhythmic framework of traditional Russian melodies. Russia's first professional composer of sacred music, Dmitry Bortniansky (1751–1825), “saved Russian [church] music from being swept away before the Western wave,” as the liner notes state. Later composers, such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, followed Bortniansky’s methods, establishing liturgical music as a viable art form. The works of all three composers, and others, are featured on this recording. The album showcases the Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris, a famous choir that has preserved the Russian liturgical tradition. The collection includes works from the Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy.

Track Listing

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Bless the Lord, O My Soul The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 2:26
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Blessed Is the Man The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 3:36
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103
O, Gladsome Light The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:57
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Prokimenon: The Lord is King The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:40
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Lord, Now Let This Thy Servant Depart The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 2:30
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Sacred Lord: Trisagion The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:51
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Praise Ye the Name The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 2:42
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108
My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 4:08
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O, Chosen Leader The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:42
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From the East of the Sun to the West The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 0:49
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Bless the Lord, O My Soul The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:54
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O, Come Let Us Worship: Trisagion The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 3:41
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Hymn of the Cherubim The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 5:56
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Kyrie Eleison The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:06
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115
We Sing to You The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 2:37
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Meet It Is in Truth The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 1:30
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117
Our Father The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 2:23
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Lord, Hear My Prayer The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 4:37
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Many Years The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris 2:17
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