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Russian Orthodox Chant From Odessa

Odessa Seminary Choir / Davydov
Release Date: 10/05/2010 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1110   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousOrthodox ChantKonstantin Shvedov
Conductor:  Mikhailo DavydovElena Rastvorova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary ChoirMoscow New Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"There are two components to the Orthodox Chant disc. Twenty-one tracks are devoted to the (obviously) male voice choir of the Odessa Seminary. The sound is supremely resonant - enough to add that iconic halo yet avoiding the blurring of words. One can pick out individual voices but this is not a flaw. The sound of the choir has a mahogany profundity, a dignified surging passion and a gloriously honeyed burr. While many of these tracks proceed at a measured tread quite a few move quickly as does the first which also showcases the chasmal depths of the bass element of the seminary choir. Now if only we could hear this choir in Rachmaninov’s Vespers. They might easily supplant Sveshnikov on the old analogue Melodiya. Women’s voices add a Read more lissom softness to the final five tracks. This is a splendid disc and one you should track down if you are looking to sample this repertoire and I doubt it can easily be bettered at this price. An outstanding bargain

-- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
O Lord save thy people by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Our Father by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Lord have mercy by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4.
Taking up into Heaven... by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Stikhèria Bogoroditsi (Hymn to Virgin Mary) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Heaven of peace (Znamenny melody) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
7.
The Holy Spirit is with us by Orthodox Chant
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8.
Ektene of Supplication by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9.
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
10.
A mercy of peace... by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11.
One is holy, one is the Lord by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
12.
Luzernarium (Lord, I have cried) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
13.
Our Resurrected Lord by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14.
Mnogaïa Lièta (Forever and ever) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord, communion verse by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
16.
Listen, Young People by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
17.
The Creed by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
18.
We have seen the true light by Anonymous
Conductor:  Elena Rastvorova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow New Choir
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
19.
O Virgin, Our Lady by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
20.
Sacred Orthodox Patriarch by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Period: Medieval 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
21.
For many years by Anonymous
Conductor:  Mikhailo Davydov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odessa Seminary Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
22.
We have No helps and hopes. . . by Konstantin Shvedov
Conductor:  Elena Rastvorova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow New Choir
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
23.
Let our mouths be filled with Thy praise, o Lord by Anonymous
Conductor:  Elena Rastvorova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow New Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
24.
The Repentant Criminal by Konstantin Shvedov
Conductor:  Elena Rastvorova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow New Choir
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 

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