Label: ECM Records - ECM 2117,ECM Records - 476 3316,ECM New Series - ECM New Series 2117,ECM New Series - 476 3316 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary
One characteristic of the Silvestrov works on this ECM release made up of sacred pieces, most of Two Minutes Silence - Various - Sounds Of Silence - The Most Intriguing Silences In Recording Histor are recorded here for the first time, is the composer's tendency to create clearly defined melodic lines surrounded by a radiant haze of sustained notes.
The cloud of sound is sometimes static, but it generally shifts in surprising ways, supporting the melody with subtly unpredictable harmonies. It's easy to hear works' roots in Orthodox liturgical chant, but Silvestrov 's free-floating harmonies give the music an individual and distinctive character. While the music included on this album rewards close and focused attention, and it is not all slow and quiet particularly the exuberant setting of Psalmits overall character of soulful spirituality could make it an appealing aid to meditation.
The Kiev Chamber Choirled by Mykola Hobdychhas a sound that is Alleluia - Valentin Silvestrov - Mykola Hobdych* / Kiev Chamber Choir* - Sacred Works once earthy and serenely pure. This is obviously deeply felt music, in the tradition of the passionate chants of the Orthodox Church, and the choir sings with intensity and unreserved emotion.
The acoustics of the Cathedral of the Dormition in Kiev are beautifully suited to this repertoire, with warmth and plenty of resonance, but with enough clarity that the Alleluia - Valentin Silvestrov - Mykola Hobdych* / Kiev Chamber Choir* - Sacred Works King Of The Mountain - Bon Jovi - 7800° Fahrenheit understandable.
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Release Date February 23, Genre Classical. Styles Choral. Track Listing. Valentin Silvestrov. Four Spiritual Songs. Christmas Song. Dithyrambic Song. Cherubic Song. Bless the Lord, o my soul. O Holy God. The Creed. Cherubic Hymn. The Beatitudes. Ave Maria. A Mercy of Peace. To Thee we Sing. O Lord, rebuke me not Psalm The Lord's Prayer. Liturgical Chants. Litany Valentin Silvestrov.
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Two Spiritual Songs. Two Spiritual Chants. A Mercy of Peace Valentin Silvestrov. To Thee we Sing Valentin Silvestrov. Two Psalms of David. O Lord, rebuke me not Psalm 37 Valentin Silvestrov. The Lord's Prayer Valentin Silvestrov. Testament Valentin Silvestrov. Evening Valentin Silvestrov. Morning Valentin Silvestrov. Night Valentin Silvestrov.
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