Russian Easter Liturgy


Russian Easter Liturgy by Alliance at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Patriarchate Choir has recorded a 17th-century setting of the Easter Canon of St. John Damascene (the midnight service) to then-newly-developed ''Greek'' chant. The music had nothing in common with actual Byzantine chant, but it was innovative in several ways. The text-setting is syllabic and quick (thus cutting the service from three hours to about 90 minutes); the polyphony is mostly in partesny (part-singing) style, borrowed from Poland and sounding for all the world like … well, like R


Russian Easter Liturgy by Alliance
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The Patriarchate Choir has recorded a 17th-century setting of the Easter Canon of St. John Damascene (the midnight service) to then-newly-developed "Greek" chant. The music had nothing in common with actual Byzantine chant, but it was innovative in several ways. The text-setting is syllabic and quick (thus cutting the service from three hours to about 90 minutes); the polyphony is mostly in partesny (part-singing) style, borrowed from Poland and sounding for all the world like … well, like Russian barbershop. The effect is all the odder because there is a recurring refrain in the indigenous, highly dissonant, strochny style. This disc is valuable (especially for the distinctive pealing of Russian church bells on track 1), but frankly, it's not Anatoly Grindenko's most appealing effort. --Matthew Westphal

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Manufacturer:
Alliance
Category:
Easter
Release Date:
1996-04-10
UPC:
709861301454
Publisher:
Alliance
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Format:
Import
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.23 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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