Various - Russian and Ukrainian Chants of the 16th and 17th Centuries (CD)

Various - Russian and Ukrainian Chants of the 16th and 17th Centuries (CD)

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Historic chants from old Russia and Ukraine. Performed by regional artists in the original manner of the era.

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Track listing

  1. Radouysya Vsechistaya (Rejoyce, All Pure One)
  2. Blazhenna
  3. Na Vossoedinenie Ukrainy S Rossiei
  4. Pashalna Stihira
  5. Snachala Dnes Poutrou Rano
  6. Vertep (A Den), incidental music
  7. Three Ukrainian Chants: Shedshe Trie Tsari / O Darovanni Pobedy / Stihi Pohvalnye Rossii
  8. Masterpieces Of Old-Russian Vocal Art: Mnogoletstvovanie / Dostoino Est (Meet Is It) / Izhe Herouvi
  9. Kto Tvoyu Spasse, Rizou Razdra
  10. Zlatokovannouyu Troubou (Gold-Coated Horn)
  11. Rozhdestvenskiy Stih (Christmas Verse)
  12. Herouvimska (Cherubic Song)

Review

Most of the pieces are in a solemn, ponderous style, but a few, including the Three Ukrainian Chants (actually the least "chant-like" of all), are livelier, with animated folk-like melodies. The disc offers intriguing listening to lovers of unaccompanied choral music... - 3/5