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.
And finally, a bit of actual Christmas music from the Greek Orthodox Church.
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).
The last post of the day, provided by The Basiani Ensemble. A peaceful and quiet Christmas to all.
The Bulgarian Voices Angelite are the continuation of the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir, made famous in the west as Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, who became popular through a release on 4AD Records and a collaboration with British singer Kate Bush. Here they are singing one of the most beautiful hymns in the […]
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), […]
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1987512766/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/ 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.