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Sofia Armenian Choir: Armenian Liturgy

Glory to You, Lord
The Body of Our Lord
Cherubic Hymn
Christ has come among us
Mercy, Peace and Blessed Sacrifice
Holy, Holy Land
The Lord's Holy Spirit
Spiritual Dialogue
Our Father
Amen, HOly Father
Be Blessed, Our Lord
We shall be Glad in Thee, Lord

An original CD presenting the rare opportunity to possess a recording of Armenian Liturgy. The Holy Apostolic Church of Armenia is one of the oldest churches in the Orient. The chants of three composers mainly are included in the service Most frequently the liturgy of Ekmalian created in the last decade of the 19th century is used. The chants are beautifully harmonized for mixed choir performance, some of them with a soloist. Included are twelve church chants in all, in which widely sung-out jubilation parts in expression of man's homage to God and Jesus Christ alternate with melodic-and-recitative episodes which have originated from the psalmodic singing. The programme strikes with the virtuosity of the hymns, the variety of the richly ornamented melodies and the interesting harmonic devices. The music brings the atmosphere of peace and concentration, of contemplation and deep thought of God the Creator and the sacrifice of His Son. Patarag, as the liturgy is called, is performed by the Sofia Armenian Choir with soloists Father Karapet Benlian, Marie Krikorian, the famous opera singer, Marie Basmadjian and Alice Bovarian under the baton of Bedros Papazian.

Item code: 7168C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | Armenia