034571169286

Ikon, Vol. 1 - Sacred Choral Music From Eastern Europe

Stephen Layton: Holst Singers

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA66928

Release Date:  01 May 1997

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571169286

Genres:  Classical  Choral  

  • Description

    James Bowman regards this disc as the most inspiring he has recently recorded; and the Managing Director of Musica Russica writes: 'I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project ... I hope this will not be the last recording of Russian music by the excellent Holst Singers!' The tradition of Russian choral music stands today as rich and diverse as at any time in its long history, and this recording brings movements from the Liturgies by Tchaikovsky and Gretchaninov together with seven beautiful pieces by Georgy Sviridov, including three Sacred Choruses which he successfully steered through Communist prohibition under the guise of incidental music for the theatre. As an appendix, works by Gorecki, Part and Nystedt show how the Orthodox tradition has affected neighbouring countries (Poland, Estonia and Sweden, respectively); Immortal Bach is a particularly evocative work—a 'free' exploration of Bach's chorale 'Komm, susser Tod'.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Three Choruses For Tolstoy's Tsar Feodor Iannovich: Prayer
      • 2. Three Choruses For Tolstoy's Tsar Feodor Iannovich: Sacred Love
      • 3. Three Choruses For Tolstoy's Tsar Feodor Iannovich: A Verse of Repentance
      • 4. Four Choruses From Songs Of Troubled Times: Autumn
      • 5. Four Choruses From Songs Of Troubled Times: Bright Fields
      • 6. Four Choruses From Songs Of Troubled Times: Spring And The Sorcerer
      • 7. Four Choruses From Songs Of Troubled Times: The Ikon
      • 8. The Cherubic Hymn
      • 9. Radiant Light
      • 10. We Hymn Thee
      • 11. The Creed
      • 12. The Cherubic Hymn
      • 13. Our Father
      • 14. Blessed Are They
      • 15. Magnificat
      • 16. Totus tuus
      • 17. Immortal Bach