Russian Treasures

Russian Treasures

by Tenebrae
     
 

British choir Tenebrae and its leader Nigel Short have already recorded Rachmaninov's "All-Night Vigil," and here they offer a large selection of short pieces from the same tradition of Russian Orthodox church music, the ones not by Rachmaninov (or in one case Tchaikovsky) pretty much…  See more details below

Overview

British choir Tenebrae and its leader Nigel Short have already recorded Rachmaninov's "All-Night Vigil," and here they offer a large selection of short pieces from the same tradition of Russian Orthodox church music, the ones not by Rachmaninov (or in one case Tchaikovsky) pretty much unknown outside of Russia. As with the earlier release, overall reactions to this one are likely to be determined by how much the music is associated with the peculiar timbre of Russian choirs, whose vocal thickness and deep vibrato Short does not attempt to duplicate. For those who enjoy this somewhat paler but very carefully wrought sound, there are some lovely pieces by the likes of Pavel Chesnokov, Nikolay Golovanov, and Alexander Gretchaninov that seem to create unique static worlds. Most of these works are not as dependent on the ultra-low bass parts as are the established hits of this repertoire, and the program is logically arranged and, as far as it can be in this restricted medium, quite diverse. Definitely an album for choral music fans, and very well recorded at the Church of St. Augustine, Kilburn, England. Other commentators will have to determine the accuracy of Tenebrae's Old Church Slavonic pronunciation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/28/2014
Label:
Signum Uk
UPC:
0635212090022
catalogNumber:
900
Rank:
134473

Tracks

  1. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: Vzbrannoy voyevode  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  2. Otche nach (Our Father), for chorus  - Nikolai Kedrov  - Nigel Short  - Nikolay Petrov  -  Tenebrae
  3. Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child), song for voice & piano or orchestra (16 Children's Songs), Op. 54/5  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  4. Heruvimska pesma (Cherubic Hymn) (Serbian)  - Orthodox Chant  - Pavel Chesnokov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  5. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, for chorus, Op. 31: Otche nash (Our Father)  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  6. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: Blazhen muzh  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  7. Svete tihiy (Radiant Light), for chorus No. 1  - Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastalsky  - Nigel Short  - Viktor Kalinnikov  -  Tenebrae
  8. Svete tihiy (Radiant Light), for chorus No. 1  - Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastalsky  - Pavel Chesnokov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  9. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, for chorus, Op. 31: Tebe poyem (We Hymn Thee)  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  10. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, for chorus, Op. 31: Heruvimskaya pesn (Cherubic Hymn)  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  11. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: Priidite, poklonimsia  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  12. Heruvimska pesma (Cherubic Hymn) (Serbian)  - Orthodox Chant  - Nikolai Golovanov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae
  13. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: Nïne otpushchayeshï  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Nigel Short  -  Tenebrae  - Nicholas Madden

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Tenebrae   Primary Artist

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