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The Sacred Spirit of Russia - Conspirare [Hybrid SACD, SACD]

Conspirare Audio CD
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The word “conspirare” derives from the Latin “con” and “spirare”
translated as “to breathe together.”

Founded in 1991 to present a summer classical music festival in Austin, Texas, Conspirare has rapidly grown to become an internationally recognized, professional choral organization that combines outstanding vocal artistry with ... Read more in Amazon's Conspirare Store

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  • Conductor: Craig Hella Johnson
  • Composer: Gretchaninov, Kastalsky, Rachmaninov
  • Audio CD (10 Feb 2014)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi (Fra)
  • ASIN: B00GS601CM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,133 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. The Great Doxology No.2, Op. 57Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 7:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bless the Lord, O My Soul, Op. 37, No.2Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Glory - Only Begotten Son, Op. 29, No.2Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The BeatitudesConspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 5:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Come, Let Us Worship, Op. 8, No.2Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 1:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Christmas Troparion (Inexpressible Wonder, No.4)Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 1:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Today the Virgin (Znamenny Chant), Op. 7bConspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 1:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. As Many Have Been Baptized (Znamenny Chant), Op. 18cConspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 2:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cherubic Hymn, Op. 7, No.1Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Creed, Op. 29, No.8Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. A Mercy of Peace (Znamenny Chant), Op. 6Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 7:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Hymn to the Mother of God for the Nativity (Znamenny Chant)Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Our Father, Op. 29, No.11Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Praise the Lord from the Heavens, Op. 42, No.9Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 2:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. A Wondrous Birth (A Wondrous Birth, No.7)Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. We Should Choose to Love Silence (Concerto for the Nativity of Christ)Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Now the Powers of Heaven, Op. 58, No.6Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 5:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Do Not Cast Me Off in My Old Age, Op. 40, No.5Conspirare, Glenn Miller and Craig Hella Johnson 4:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Let Our Mouths Be Filled, Op. 31, No.18Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Blessed Be the Name of the Lord, Op. 31, No.19Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson0:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Preserve, O Lord, for Many Years, Op. 79Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 1:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Our FatherConspirare and Craig Hella Johnson 3:040.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

To understand and partake of the 'Sacred Spirit of Russia' requires one, first and foremost, to experience the beauty and splendour of the Russian Orthodox liturgy, which has been an integral part of the Eastern Slav identity for over 1000 years. The sacred music of the New Russian Choral School features sublime settings of the liturgy that draw on a rich history of Orthodox chants and native traditions, creating music of unprecedented colour and textural richness. Following the lead of Tchaikovsky, composers such as Kastalsky, Gretchaninov, Chesnokov, Rachmaninov and a host of others have left us a treasure-trove of musical delights. Craig Hella Johnson and the 35-strong Conspirare (featuring the astounding basso profundo Glenn Miller) present a glorious sampling of some of the finest works in this genre including Martynov's mesmerising 'Beatitudes' for three sopranos and choir and Kedrov's setting of the Lord's Prayer. Conspirare's esteemed language coach is the editor of Musica Russica, Vladimir Morosan who has also written the booklet notes. The only 'inauthentic' part of this SACD recording for hm USA is the spot-on intonation.

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HMF 807526; HARMONIA MUNDI - Francia; Classica vocale sacra

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Fabulous! 7 April 2014
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If you like choral works from the the Russian Orthodox church I would normally recommend a choir from Russia or one of its former satellites in the old USSR. This is the exception.The choir is warm and accurate and has the "Sound" of a Russian choir which is beyond just singing the Russian verse.Congratulations to all involved with the sourcing of the music, and the singing and the production. Finally, do play this Loud and the whole way through, that way it will be with you throughout the next few days,the original Soul music!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful miscllany 24 Feb 2014
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Those who come across Russian music generally get hooked. Let's hope this hooks a few more.
For a start it reviews that whole tradition, from the earliest days to the most modern, with the emphasis on the classics, justifiably. But the settings of the beatitudes, and Teach me silence, O Lord, are exquisite modern pieces.
And they show it is a tradition - a limited number of elements, and rules - such as all the parallel sixths- worked annd reworked to provide for a true corpus.
Anyone who likes Oktavists will bliss out on this CD.
An essential addition to the Russian corpus!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Jun 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars TOP MARKS 4 Jun 2014
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I think this heading say's it all. This Choir may be American but sound passable as Russian and what a bass soloist they have. If you have never tried this sort of music before, I couldn't think of a better place to start. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Old Music 12 Mar 2014
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While I have some experience in liturgical music, I always learn more than I think I know. This recording provided new music and it is performed in a way that evokes and inspires. It is splendid. It rates very high on my personal tingle meter.
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