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Publisher: Boston Byzantine Choir

Charles R. Marge
Total time:
57 min


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This collection of Byzantine hymnography in English, the first recording by Boston Byzantine Choir, will no longer come as a revelation to contemporary Orthodox in North America--that tradition Byzantine chant can be well rendered in English. This choir laid the ground work, and pioneered recordings that showed the traditional tones and hymns can be rendered in the English language without a diminution of form and essence. Their renderings go on to show that this tradition of sacred music need not be inaccessible to western listeners. This first recording is a collection of hymns from Vespers, Liturgy and a number of feasts, as well as perennial favorites such as O Virgin Pure (Agni Partheni), To Thee the Champion Leader, and the Troparion of All Saints of America. Liner notes with hymn text in English included.

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