[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD ]
Release Date: Thursday 10 April 2008
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For their second recording together, Paul Hillier leads the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a selection of deeply moving sacred choral masterworks from the Slavic tradition of "Divine worship." Dmitry Bortniansky's sublime setting of The Cherubic Hymn represents one of the supreme summits of Orthodox liturgy.
"The choir...sing with exceptional blend and purity of tone" (The Absolute Sound)
1 Let My Prayer Arise (No. 2) Dimitri Bortnianski 6:54
2 Now the Powers of Heaven Giuseppe Sarti 5:36
3 The Cherubic Hymn (No. 7) Dimitri Bortnianski 3:54
4 O Most Holy Maiden Mary Anonymous 11:03
5 Glory / Only-Begotten Son Vasily Titov 3:15
6 In the Flesh Thou Didst Fall Asleep Baldassare Galuppi 2:46
7 I Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains (Concerto No. 24) Dimitri Bortnianski 6:11
8 Praise the Name of the Lord Nikolai Diletsky 2:01
9 With My Voice I Cried Out to the Lord (Concerto No. 27) Dimitri Bortnianski 9:05
10 By the Rivers of Babylon Artemy Vedel 10:13
11 Lord, Make Me to Know My End (Concerto No. 32) Dimitri Bortnianski 8:15