1. Тропарь “Первее в Муроме”
2. Молитва “О, священная главо!”
3. Величание свт. Василию, киевского/знаменного распевов
4. Стихира “Богомудре отче”
5. “Да возрадуется…”
6. “С нами Бог!”
7. Светилен “Посетил ны есть…”
8. “Свете Тихий”
9. Тропарь “В рождестве…”
10. “В молитвах…”
11. Светилен “Апостоли…”
12. “Мати Божия…”
13. Тропарь “Правдивая страстотерпца…”
14. Стихира “Братия прекрасная…”
15. Стихиры “Земле Русская…”
16. “Тебе поем”
17. “В память вечную…”
18. “Ныне отпущаеши”
19. “Разделиша ризы…”
20. “Утверди, Боже…”
21. “Спаси, Боже, люди Твоя…”
This CD includes spiritual songs from Russia and Serbia sung in the English language. Sections include songs written by St. Nikolai (Velimirovich), Abbess Thaisia (of Russia) and many others, sung by the nuns. Powerful in their sobriety, prayerful in their expression and delightful in melody. Included with this CD is a 12-page booklet of lyrics.
Some song titles: Psalm 120, The Sea of Life, Prayer on the Resurrection, Mighty Bells, and more.
CD recording of Akathist Service: Saint Alexis Toth, Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in America
Akathist to the Divine Passion of Christ (2 CDs) (Служба с Акафистом Божественным Страстям Христовым)
This recording of the Lenten Vespers with the Akathist to the Passions of Christ is a unique example of this service in our catalog. Originally modeled after the remembrance of the “Stations of the Cross” in the Western Church, the “Passion” Service, introduced into Orthodox use in the seventeenth century by Metropolitan Peter Mogila (+1647), has now become a traditional aspect of Lenten celebrations in many parts of the Orthodox world. Served on four occasions in the course of Great Lent it prepares the faithful for the Holy Week remembrances of Christ’s suffering and crucifixion by using some of the same hymns and Gospel readings that will be heard later on Holy Friday and Saturday. The fine Male Choir of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery Representation Church (Metochion) is heard here in a live recording, which draws upon the finest liturgical chant arrangements employed in the musical practices of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery–works by Kastalsky, Archimandrite Matthew (Mormyl), and Deacon Sergius Trubachov. The booklet contains titles and an introductory article in Russian and English; no text translations are given.–V.M.
This is a lovely new offering from the Heruvymy Quartet of Edmonton, Canada. The imaginative and well-considered choice of repertoire contains just the right mix between “East” and “West”–between popular Ukrainian carols and some of the best selections from the Western carol repertoire. The four wonderfully blended women’s voices sing with their customary musicality and refinement, a great gift to both your Slavic and non-Slavic friends!
-Vladimir Morosan, musicarussica.com
Cappella Romana is one of the Pacific Northwest’s few professional chamber vocal ensembles. It has a special commitment to mastering the Slavic and Byzantine repertories in their original languages, thereby making accessible to the general public two great musical traditions that are little known in the West.
The selections of “Angelic Light: Music from Eastern Cathedrals” feature both liturgical and para-liturgical works, seamlessly moving from ancient chant melodies to compositions by some of the world’s most notable composers working in the tradition today including Rev. Dr. Ivan Moody, Peter Michaelides and Tikey Zes.
Song selection and sequence from Ellen Holmes (producer of the Hearts of Space Records’ Sacred Treasures series)
Visit Cappella Romana online at cappellaromana.org.
This selection of hymns from Great Lent and Pascha includes a total of 32 tracks, including “Christ Is Risen,” and thus presents a cross section of the hymns of the season. Beginning with “Waters of Babylon” only heard in the first three Sundays, the recording moves through the season presenting representative hymns, many of which are not included in typical recordings. Music and text of the recording is available from the producer. Sung in English, limited liner notes, no hymn text included. Length 77:55.
Baptist and Forerunner: The Divine Liturgy of The Synaxis of St John