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Cherubim & Seraphim - Russian Orthodox Choral Works

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  • Performer: Harmonia Sacra, Peter Leech (conductor)
  • Conductor: Peter Leech
  • Composer: Dimitry Bortnyansky, Giuseppe Sarti, Baldassare Galuppi, Aleksandr Varlamov, Mikhail Glinka, et al.
  • Audio CD (9 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nimbus Alliance
  • ASIN: B007PEC86I
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,222 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Dimitry Bortnyansky, Priiditye vospoim (Come and sing O ye people)
  2. Dimitry Bortnyansky, Da ispravitsya molitva (Let my prayer be set forth)
  3. Giuseppe Sarti, Raduitesya lyudie (Rejoice, O ye people)
  4. Dimitry Bortnyansky, Kheruvimskaya pyessn in D (Cherubic Hymn)
  5. Baldassare Galuppi, Plotiyu usnuv (In the flesh thou didst fall asleep)
  6. Dimitry Bortnyansky, Oslavi mi da pochiyu (Remove thy gaze from me)
  7. Dimitry Bortnyansky, Kheruvimskaya pyessn in F (Cherubic Hymn)
  8. Aleksandr Varlamov, Kheruvimskaya pressn in G (Cherubic Hymn)
  9. Mikhail Glinka, Ekteniya pervaya (Kyrie)
  10. Aleksei Fyodorovich Lvov, Kheruvimskaya pyessn No.2 (Cherubic Hymn)
  11. Grigory Lvovsky, Kheruvimskaya pyessn in G (Cherubic Hymn)
  12. Piotyr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dostoino yest (Blessing of the Virgin Mary)
  13. Gavriil Yakimovich Lomakin, Kheruvimskaya pyessn No.9 (Cherubic Hymn)
  14. Sergey Rachmaninov, Bogoroditsye dyevo (Ave Maria)

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In Russia, despite the westward vision of Tsar Peter the Great by 1700 the repertory of the St Petersburg Imperial Chapel Choir was still dominated by a style heavily dependent upon homophony. Stronger Western influences would be felt when central European musicians flocked to take up opportunities in Russia during the first decades of the eighteenth century. A courtly preference for Italian music grew, reaching a high point during the reign of Catherine the Great (1762-96), influencing two centuries of ethereal and spine-tingling Orthodox choral works.

About the Artist

Harmonia Sacra were formed by Peter Leech in 2009 specifically for the performance of late-Renaissance and early-Baroque music, and received critical acclaim at their inaugural 2009 Advent Reflections concert as a fine body of singers (Bristol Evening Post). They have gone from strength to strength, delighting audiences with fresh and uplifting performances. An international award-winning conductor, Peter has directed a wide variety of professional and amateur European and Australian ensembles with consistent critical acclaim. A specialist in music of the late enaissance and early Baroque periods, his many interests include seventeenth-century English court music, Russian Orthodox choral music and Iberian polyphony from 1500-1700. He is also a composer and passionately committed to contemporary music.


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