This is well recorded and the quaity of singing is excellent. If you have been to the monastery this Cd will be very precious to you. However,some of the bass voices are very prominent and as a result the effect isn't as easy to isten to as some Orthodox choirs. If you're looking for the power of Orthodox chants, this is the one for you, but if you're after something to create a more reflective or prayerful mood this may not be the CD you're after. But no criticism is intended, they know more about it than I'll ever know.