“The choral music of the Russian Orthodox Church is designed to set the soul soaring beyond earthly cares. Sung by the finest Russian and Bulgarian choirs, this extraordinary collection of transcendent prayers and hymns embraces a timeless tradition of faith and devotion. Lush harmonies float in space, angelic high voices pour down from heaven, deep bass voices arise from the center of the earth, and the great bronze bells toll with awesome grandeur. For sheer beauty, there is little to match it anywhere in the world.”
1. Russian Cathedral Bells 2. Great Ektenia—Sergei Rachmaninov 3. Hymn of Praise—Sergei Rachmaninov 4. Hymn of the Cherubim (excerpt)—Sergei Rachmaninov 5. Hymn of the Cherubim (excerpt)—Dimitri Bortniansky 6. Our Father—Nikolai Kedrov Sr. 7. Fervent Supplication (excerpt)—Sergei Rachmaninov 8. The Noble Joseph—The Bulgarsky Rospev, arranged by P. Turchaninov 9. Amen. And with Thy Spirit—Peter Tchaikovsky 10. Russian Monastic Vespers (excerpt) 11. Bless the Lord, O my Soul—Sergei Rachmaninov 12. Hymn of the Cherubim (excerpt)—Peter Tchaikovsky 13. Hymn of the Cherubim (excerpts/edited)—Dobri Christov 14. Our Father—Peter Tchaikovsky 15. I Have Chosen the Blissful—Alexander Gretchaninov 16. Hymn of the Cherubim—Grigory Lvovski 17. Final Bells
Item Number: VE-CD01 Duration: 1 hr., 2 min., 47 sec.