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Sacred Music, page 20

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Meeting of Angels - Ustad Nishat Khan - Sitar - Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Grigorian Voices

Meeting of Angels - Ustad Nishat Khan - Sitar - Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Grigorian Voices
ID: ARNR0603
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Chant

Classical, Gregorian Chant, India

East and West meet and converse through their classical musical traditions of greatest purity and spirituality, namely Gregorian Chant and the classical music of northern India.

Some of the most beautiful and impressive passages of the Gregorian repertory are skillfully interpreted by the Ensemble Gilles Binchois under the direction of Dominique Vellard, one of the most renowned experts in Gregorian vocalism and ancient vocal music, and by Ustad Nishat Khan, widely respected master of the Sitar.

The idea of combining aspects of the Gregorian mode with an Indian raga, while maintaining a musical and mystic meaning also has a historical significance.
This ecumenical recording, unique in its genre, aroused great expectations before its completion.
Concerts of "Meeting of Angels" enjoy great popularity worldwide and are regularly sold out.

An important recording for the intellectually curious, lovers of Gregorian chant, of classical Indian music and of sacred music in general.
A truly fresh and unpredictable spiritual experience.
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Prayers for Mankind - A Symphony of Prayers of Father Alexander Men - Alexander Levine - Tenebrae - Nigel Short

Prayers for Mankind - A Symphony of Prayers of Father Alexander Men - Alexander Levine - Tenebrae - Nigel Short
ID: SIGCD212
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music

Prayers for Mankind celebrates the life and writings of Father Alexander Men, a Russian Orthodox Christian priest who, whilst being little known outside of his home country during his lifetime, has come to be hailed as a saint and martyr by thousands all over the world. 2010 marks the anniversary of what would have been his 85th Birthday, as well as 20 years since his brutal assassination on the way to a Sunday morning service.

Following years of religious suppression under the communist regime, Father Alexander Men emerged as a leading Christian and humanitarian figure in Russia, through radio and TV broadcasts and his prolific written works. These prayers, set by Russian composer Alexander Levine, capture the beauty and humanity of Men’s view of the world, and is brought vividly to life by Nigel Short’s professional chamber choir Tenebrae.

A recent review for Tenebrae (from their June disc - Figure Humaine, SIGCD197)
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REQUIEM - Fratelli Mancuso

REQUIEM - Fratelli Mancuso
ID: ARNR0308
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Digipack with booklet 36 pages

Sacred Music / World Music / Italy / Sicily

The project REQUIEM was born by the meeting of two musical worlds supposedly irreconcilable: the world of the Fratelli Mancuso - a couple of Sicilian artists already universally recognised for their work based reviving traditional sicilian music reworked and reinvented in a new style thus blended- with the clear voices of the reknown choral ensemble "Arminiosoincanto" specialised in Gragorian and early polyphonic repertoire. Religious chants and poular laments together with the original voices by Fratelli Mancuso weave, twist and overlap each other in an austere manner to take the form of an ancient Requiem Mass, creating a completely new form of music.
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J. S. Bach - JOHANNES-PASSION - München 1960 - Eugen Jochum

J. S. Bach - JOHANNES-PASSION - München 1960 - Eugen Jochum
ID: GM4.0076
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music

From All Music Guide: Recording place:München
Golden Melodram is an opera collectors' label, presumably it ventured into Baroque choral music here because of the presence of several well-known operatic vocalists, notably bass Hans Hotter and tenor Peter Pears, in this performance. There are no texts. There are no liner notes -- just a track list. We learn that the recording was made live at a performance in Munich in 1960, but we don't know how or by whom. There are mistakes in the strings; there are a lot of coughing Bavarians in the auditorium. The recording does not just have bad sound, it has rock-fan-with-a-microphone-in-the-jeans sound. Perhaps the rock fans will be impressed to know that those of us on the classical side care enough about what we hear to sneak a recording device into the hall on occasion, too. The sound seems as if it's coming through earmuffs, and from time to time (the contralto aria "Von den Stricken meiner Sünden mich zu entbinden," CD 1, track 7, fares poorly) it drops out altogether. The problem is not in your audio equipment.
Thus forewarned, however, you can expect a very fine St. John Passion of the old-fashioned German kind. The focus for Golden Melodram may have been on the singers, and Hotter, who sings the role of Jesus, has a thick, enveloping bass voice that, despite its built-for-Valhalla quality, has a lyrical expressiveness that works well in Baroque melody. Equally beautiful, however, is conductor Eugen Jochum's shaping of the choruses; mounting in power, they may inspire the listener to wonder why nobody does it this way anymore. The Chorus of the Bavarian Radio was one of West Germany's best-trained at this point, and its mighty alto section is a joy to listen to. The Passion settings were as close as Bach came to opera, and the contrast between his polyphonic sacred choruses in the Lutheran church tradition and his Italianate dramatic sense is memorably brought out by this performance. Despite the grade Z sound, it's worth checking out for those who love Bach's passions and miss the good old days when no one would think of performing Bach's choral music with one voice to a part.
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EMMAUS - Oratorium in sechs Bildern

EMMAUS - Oratorium in sechs Bildern
ID: IFO03003
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection

Thomas Gabriel (b. 1957)
Emmaus (2002) (Oratorium (E. Eckert nach Lukas 24, 17-35) für Solostimmen, Chor, Orchester und Band)

Choir Emmaus-Chor
Singers:
Scholz, Pascal
Röttig, Stefan
Müth, Christian
Müller-Ruppert, Stefan
Wurzel, Monika
Weber, Monika
Walther, Tanja
Heitzmann, Beate

Conductor Gabriel, Thomas
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Francis Burt - Und GOtt der HErr sprach

Francis Burt - Und GOtt der HErr sprach
ID: NMCD063M
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Francis Burt's heartfelt and uncompromising oratorio sets Old Testament texts, in Luther's German translation, tracing the life of man from the creation story through love, marriage, family and finally the acceptance of mortality.
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Guillaume Dufay - Fragmenta missarum - Cantica Symphonia - Kees Boeke & Giuseppe Maletto

Guillaume Dufay - Fragmenta missarum - Cantica Symphonia - Kees Boeke & Giuseppe Maletto
ID: STR33440
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music

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ROSSINI - Petite Messe Solennelle - Helen Field, Anne-Marie Owens, Edmund Barham, Sir John Tomlinson - CBSO Chorus / Simon Halsey

ROSSINI - Petite Messe Solennelle  - Helen Field, Anne-Marie Owens, Edmund Barham, Sir John Tomlinson - CBSO Chorus / Simon Halsey
ID: NEMACD900
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

World premiere of the Petite Messe Solennelle s original chamber
version with two pianos and harmonium using new OUP edition.
This recording features the entire 79-minute work on one disc,
distinguished British soloists and chorus, and two-piano playing
unrivalled on other recordings.
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Czech Masses - Suk - Foerster - Fibich: Prague Youth Chamber Ensemble

Czech Masses - Suk -  Foerster - Fibich: Prague Youth Chamber Ensemble
ID: UP0117
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Voice and Choir

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Pray For Your Concelebrants - The choir of the church of. st. Nicholas in Tallinn

Pray For Your Concelebrants - The choir of the church of. st. Nicholas in Tallinn
ID: VOL.153.0
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

For 180 years a church has stood on Vene St. in Tallinn - one of oldest monuments to Orthodoxy in the land of Estonia, and throughout this time the grace of God, through the prayers of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, archbishop of Myra in Lycia, has preserved it.

In his book The Orthodox Church in Estonia His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia writes that «the history of Orthodoxy in Estonia is an integral part of the history of the Russian Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy has never been here the dominant religion, yet its importance goes way beyond meaningless statistics. It was not the number of believers that has become the determining factor but the remarkable effect that Orthodoxy had on the spiritual life of Estonians, no matter what their confessional allegiance now. Orthodoxy has a special place in the historical destinies of the entire Baltic region where it came into direct contact and conflict with Catholicism and Protestantism and where the three Christian confessions manifested themselves in one and the same circumstances and in relations with each other. Here throughout several centuries many tasks were solved which nowadays have become particularly relevant and acute, now on a universal level…»

History has not retained any information of how and when Christianity was engendered in the Baltic region. However, it is known that the shores of the severe Baltic Sea were taken over by merchants from Novgorod and Pskov. Since the time of Prince Yaroslavl the Wise the churches built on the trade routes to Scandinavia and Europe were an integral part of Russian spiritual culture. The oldest Orthodox parish in Tallinn of St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia also has its roots in an ancient trading court set up by Novgorod merchants. The first written mention of an Orthodox church in Tallinn goes back to 1371.

After the end of the Northern War and the annexation of the former Swedish province to the Russian Empire, the Russian population of Revel increased greatly, and the old wooden church on Vene St. became too small for the growing number of parishioners. In 1822 there was laid the foundation for the stone church of St. Nicholas, and on 14 August 1827 the solemn consecration of the altar took place.

According to tradition, the relics of Metropolitan Arseny (Matskevich, 1696-1772) of Rostov are located underneath the ambo of the main sanctuary of the Church of St. Nicholas. Metropolitan Arseny had been exiled to Revel by Empress Catherine II for his resistance to the transfer of monastery property into the state treasury. The bishop spent his last days in a prison cell in one of the fortress towers and went to the Lord on 28 February 1772. The same evening he was buried by the north wall of the wooden Church of St. Nicholas. When the stone church was built, the grave of the metropolitan was to be found inside the church under the sanctuary. The holy hierarch Arseny is numbered among the saints of Rostov and the saints of the Land of Estonia. His memory is kept on 13 March.

The Church of St. Nicholas on Vene St. was the first building in the city with a cupola built in strict accordance with classicism. The majority of the icons of the iconostasis of the main sanctuary have survived from the nineteenth century. Also worthy of attention is the church bell tower, the oldest bell of which was cast in 1642.

At present the rector of the church is Archpriest Oleg Vrona. One of the special features of worship in the church is the unusually beautiful singing of the choir, the director of which since 1989 has been Igor Vrona, who graduated from the Voronezh Conservatoire. The second choir director is Nina Kolosova, who graduated from the musical teacher-training institute in Kazakhstan.

The choir has participated in competitions in various European countries. One of the most noticeable testimonies of its success was its winning first prize at an international competition in Italy in 1998. Worthy preparation for this event were constant choral events in Estonia, as well as performances in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland. The choir took first place at the XIII International Festival of Orthodox Music in Bialystok, Poland, in May 2004. Two music discs have been issued. At the parish"s initiative and under the direction of the choirmaster Igor Vrona international Christmas and Paschal festivals of music take place in Estonia.

The listener"s attention is drawn to the third disc recorded by the choir of the Church of St. Nicholas in Tallinn. The disc offers selected hymns of worship - both authorial works of religious music and Znamenny chant, astounding in its beauty and originality, Georgian and

Kievan chants, as well as melodies of Valaam Monastery, Optina Hermitage and Byzantine melody of the fifteen century.
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