Russian Treasures - Nicholas Madden (tenor); Tenebrae (choir, chorus); Nigel Short (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, for chorus: N´ne sÝl´ nebesn´ya
  2. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: N´ne otpushchayesh´
  3. Heruvimska pesma (Cherubic Hymn) (Serbian)
  4. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: Priidite, poklonimsia
  5. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, for chorus, Op. 31: Heruvimskaya pesn (Cherubic Hymn)
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  1. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, for chorus: N´ne sÝl´ nebesn´ya
  2. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: N´ne otpushchayesh´
  3. Heruvimska pesma (Cherubic Hymn) (Serbian)
  4. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: Priidite, poklonimsia
  5. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, for chorus, Op. 31: Heruvimskaya pesn (Cherubic Hymn)
  6. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, for chorus, Op. 31: Tebe poyem (We Hymn Thee)
  7. Slava, Endinorodnii sine (Glory, the Only Begotten Son) Op 5/5
  8. Svete tihiy (Radiant Light), for chorus No. 1
  9. Tebe Poyem (We Praise Thee)
  10. Svete tihiy (Radiant Light), for chorus No. 1
  11. Bogoroditse devo, radouisya (Rejoice Virgin, Mother of God), for chorus: Bogoroditse Devo
  12. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: Blazhen muzh
  13. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, for chorus, Op. 31: Otche nash (Our Father)
  14. Heruvimska pesma (Cherubic Hymn) (Serbian)
  15. Otche Nash (Our Father), for choir
  16. Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child), song for voice & piano or orchestra (16 Children's Songs), Op. 54/5
  17. Otche nach (Our Father), for chorus
  18. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: Vzbrannoy voyevode
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British choir Tenebrae and its leader Nigel Short have already recorded Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil, and here they offer a large selection of short pieces from the same tradition of Russian Orthodox church music, the ones not by Rachmaninov (or in one case Tchaikovsky) pretty much unknown outside of Russia. As with the earlier release, overall reactions to this one are likely to be determined by how much the music is associated with the peculiar timbre of Russian choirs, whose vocal thickness and deep vibrato Short does ...

Russian Treasures 2014, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212090022

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