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Russian Orthodox Chants CD

Russian Orthodox Chants CD

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The Russian Orthodox Novodevichy Convent, dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, was founded in 1524. According to UNESCO, Novodevichy is the best known convent in Moscow, and in 2004 was proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1989 recording features the choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov. The album is dedicated to the great jubilee of the Millennium of Baptism of Russia, which celebrated a thousand years of Christianity in Russia. Liner notes include a brief history and photographs of the Novodevichy Convent.

This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track listing:

1. Bells of the Novodevichy Convent - 1:13
2. My soul doth magnify the Lord - 6:46
3. The King of Heaven - 2:25
4. Who is so great a God as our God - 2:46
5. The Magnificat - 2:23
6. Hymn to the Birth-giver of God from the service to all the saints who glorified in the land of Russia - 1:51
7. It is meet - 2:45
8. Gradual - 3:45
9. O now bless the Lord - 4:55
10. I will open my mouth - 4:14
11. Establish, O Lord - 2:01
12. The Hymn for St. Daniel, Prince of Moscow - 1:43
13. Queen of the Heavenly Host - 1:29
14. The hymn for the Hodegetria - 1:13
15/ Thou dost intercede for all, O good one - 1:34
16. Thou, the guide of those who stray - 1:47
17. The hymn for the Day - 1:08
18. O marvel wonderful! - 1:21
19. At the sovereign command of God - 3:47
20. The Birth-giver of God constant in supplication - 2:17
21. Adorned with the divine Glory - 0:51
22. Megalynarion for the Dormition - 2:23
23. O, ye apostles - 2:26
24. Litany of fervent supplication - 5:45
25. The Beatitudes with the hymns for the Hodegetria - 2:48
26/ A mercy of peace, Op. 10 no 4 - 4:36
27. The Angel cried - 3:02
28. Bells of the Novodevichy Convent - 1:39


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