We celebrate the beginning of Great Lent with Byzantine music. From the website of the Chronos Ensemble:
Wonderful Byzantine Music!!!
“Byzantine Passions” or “Chants of Holy Week” were recorded at 2012. This is a solo album of Evgeny Skurat, the art director of Chronos ensemble.
Last sermon of Christ, the anointing by a sinful woman and Judas betrayal, the Last supper, Passions, Crucifixion and Entombment of Jesus are chanted in Greek and Slavic.
The music of the most distinguished post-Byzantine composers is recorded on this double CD. These compositions by German of New Patras, Nikolaos of Smyrna, Petr of Peloponnese, Theodor of Phocaea and Petr Filanfidis one can not find even on the albums from Greece.
Most of the chanted texts were composed in VIII-IXth by John of Damascus, Cosmas of Maiuma, Theodore the Studite and Kassia – the saints of the Eastern church.