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The Glory of Byzantium
L Angelopoulos and the Greek Byzantine Choir
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1. Hail, Mary
2. Sticheron of the Verspers of the Dormition
3. Hail Mary
4. The Great Supplicatory Kanon
5. It Is An Honor To Call Thee Blessed, O Mother of God
6. Three Stichera for the Vespers of the Annunciation
7. It Is An Honor To Call Thee Blessed, O Mother of God
8. Then He Shall Speak To Them In His Anger
10. Bless The Lord
11. Bless The Lord, O My Soul
12. Today The Virgin
14. Glory To God
15. Pater Noster
16. Our Savior Has Visited Us From On High
17. The Magi, Kings of Persia
18. All the Angels in Heaven
19. Prayers of Blessing
Among the most recent recordings by Lycourgos Angelopoulos, this time with the Byzantien Choir of Greece and soloist performance by Divna Ljubojevic--a Serbian cantor with the Melodi Choir. The performance then, alternates between traditional "Greek" style Byzantine chant and "Russian" style Serbian chant. Liner notes by Michel Adamis on Byzantine Chant are very well written and helpful. No hymn text.
The counterpoint that this recording provides, between traditional Byzantine chant performed by one of the most well known names in that genre, and Russian-styly Serbian chant by a relative new comer, is both novel and refreshing. Both genres are exceedingly well performed, and they mesh together as a representation of the historic and geographic "glory" of Byzantium in a manner that is somewhat unexpected, given the Byzantine emphasis on melody and the Russian emphasis on harmony. On the one hand, for instance, "The Great Supplicatory Kanon" is pure Greek Byzantine style and superb. On the other, Divna's performance of the Magnificat (Hail Mary) is almost breathtaking, and Divna performing in Byzantine style with the Byzantine Choir of Greece, as in "Axion Estin" is magnificent. Also included are hymns arranged by Petros Lambadarios. The only missing element is hymn text. It is, though, still a wonderful and edifying listening experience.
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