"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 aRead 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
The Repentant Criminalby Konstantin Shvedov Conductor:
Moscow New Choir
Period: Modern Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs.
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Full blooded Russian Church MusicApril 12, 2015By M. Mckno Bottrall (Risdon Park, South Australia)See All My Reviews"This is what you want when you want to hear Russian Liturgical Music - Full throated Basses, Baritones and Tenors who can really hit the note and do it with dedicated purity. A really good sound ."Report Abuse
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