Ernst Stoltz performs music on the viola da gamba of legendary Irish tunesmith Turlough O’Carolan’s final work. Happy St. Patrick’s Day (yes, celebrated by Orthodox Christians as well) to my friends, and especially to those Patricks, Patricias and every other derivation of the name.
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.
And finally, a bit of actual Christmas music from the Greek Orthodox Church.
A Merry Christmas to our Gregorian-Calendar friends. Here’s a gift from the Vocal School Choir of the Novodevichy Convent!
An appropriate piece for the Thanksgiving holiday. May you all have a wonderful one with family and friends by your side.
The owner of this site is Eastern Orthodox Christian by confession. Today, we’re at the beginning of the end of our Paschal Period. Easter has come upon us.
For those of you, Orthodox/Pravoslav, Eastern Catholics of all stripes, and those who follow the Julian Calendar (the one agreed to by all Christians via Ecumenical Council), may God have mercy on us. Amen.
Сопственикот на овој сајт е православен христијанин со исповед. Денес, ние сме на почеток на крајот на нашиот велигденски период. Велигден дојде врз нас.
За оние од вас, православните / охрабрувала, Источна католици од сите бои, и оние кои го следат јулијанскиот календар (оној за кој се согласија сите христијани преку Вселенски Собор), Бог има милост. Амин. (Прости ми граматички грешки. Јас не се занимавал со години)
Kitka come as an absolute surprise to my ears. A group of American women who do justice to the Eastern Orthodox choral music of Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and other locales, they treat the material with reverence and sing in a nearly angelic manner. One of the best choral collections I’ve heard in some time.