More Honourable Than The Cherubim

 
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More Honourable Than The Cherubim
PaTRAM Institue Male Choir

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Release Date: Friday 30 July 2021

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The Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute strives to present Russian Orthodox choral music in its highest possible form, uniting deep spirituality, a profound love for the rich traditions of Orthodox Christian singing, and an uncompromising standard of musical professionalism rooted in the great traditions of Russian choral composers. The 725-year-old Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign is one of the most ancient icons of the Russian Orthodox Church. This holy relic is linked with many important events in Russian history: repelling the invasions of the Tatars, the liberation of the Russian nation from the Polish-Lithuanian incursion in 1612, and the victory over Napoleon during the Patriotic War of 1812. The 2019 PaTRAM Institute Recording Project was to record the sacred works of Alexander Gretchaninoff, but as the project was in development, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral), First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia, had granted his special permission and blessing to allow the 725-year-old wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign to travel with the PaTRAM Choir to the recording location in Saratov, Russia. The timing of the recording also coincided with the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. In honour of this event, the repertoire was changed to a compendium of sacred masterpieces by various composers, glorifying the Most Holy Lady Theotokos. The album brings together singers from five countries, including an unprecedented nine octavists, to form the fifty-six-member international PaTRAM Institute Male Choir.

"There's no shortage of Orthodox choral discs, but here is one worth adding to anyone's collection...Perhaps the choir's USP is the number and quality of its bassi profundi ('oktavists'). Those deep voices are frequently heard, and when assigned a melodic line are impressively focused as well as resonant." BBC Music (5 Stars) Choral & Song Choice Oct 2021

Tracks:

PETAR KONSTANTINOV DINEV
1. It Is Truly Meet

PAVEL GRIGORIEVICH CHESNOKOV
2. O Theotokos, We Shall Never Cease Proclaiming
No.4 from To the Most Holy Sovereign Lady, Op.43

ALEXANDER TIKHONOVICH GRETCHANINOFF
3. Let us Hasten with Fervour

BULGARIAN CHANT
arr. Mikhail Mikhailovich Popov-Platpnov
4. O Thou Joy of All the Sorrowful

PAVEL GRIGORIEVICH CHESNOKOV
5. Let Us Pray to the Most Holy Theotokos

No.1 from To the Most Holy Sovereign Lady, Op.43
6. O Fervent Intercessor

SERGE VASILYEVICH RACHMANINOFF
7. he Theotokos, Who Is Every-vigilant in Prayer)

SERGIY ZOSIMOVICH TRUBACHOV
8. Troparion to the 'Donskoy' Icon of the Theotokos

FEDOR ALEKSEYEVICH IVANOV
9. Do Not Lament Me, O Mother

BORIS LEDKOVSKY
10. We Have No Other Help

STEPAN ANIKIYEVICH DEGTIARIOV
11. At Thy Deathless Dormition

SERGIY ZOSIMOVICH TRUBACHOV
12. Oh, How Sweet Is Thy Voice, 1988

TSAR FEODOR ALEKSEYEVICH
13. It Is Truly Meet

PUTEVOY CHANT
arr. Alexander Borisovich Ledkovsky
14. Exaposteilarion for the 'Kursk Root' Icon of the Theotokos

PAVEL GRIGORIEVICH CHESNOKOV
15. Revealing to Thee the Pre-eternal Counsel
16. Beneath Thy Compassion

CONSTANTINE NIKOLAEVICH SHVEDOV
17.It Is Truly Meet

NIKOLAI MATVEYEVICH UVAROV
18. The Angel Cried Out