We celebrate the victory over death by Jesus Christ. Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!
Les Grandes Voix Bulgares perform what is, to my ears, the perfect version of the refrain, “Lord Have Mercy” (Kyrie Eleison in Greek, Gospodi Pomilui in the Slavic tongues).
Cristóbal de Morales is among my favorite Spanish composers of the Renaissance era. Saint Isodore of Seville, the patron saint of the Internet, happens to be one of my favorite saints. I’m surprised I missed this composition.
We finally end the Christmas season with the Feast of the Nativity using the Julian Calendar. We wish you who celebrate today a wonderful Christmas and a very prosperous 2017!
After launching with Bing and David Bowie, here’s the King of the Crooners singing traditional Christmas tunes.
We happily present a choral work fitting for the launch of the holiday season, courtesy of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
UCLA professor Sharon Gerstel’s work in studying how Byzantine church architecture helped to enhance the sound of liturgical chants was featured at UCLA’s Newsroom blog.
One of Lebanon’s jewels, Abir Nehme is singing here in Syriac.
Behind only Laibach and Bijelo Dugme (White Button), Mizar were the most powerful name in the Balkan rock music scene, and crossed over into Darkwave with ease. This is a cover of The Eurhythmics’ classic hit, “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This,” done with a heavy dose of Byzantine goth.
Oh, man, this is a real person, apparently. I have found this year’s summer hit. The next time someone bothers me to do something I find offensive, this will be my stock answer: “Hell naw, to the naw naw naw!”