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Episode #3065

Eastern Voices

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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Listen to Eastern Voices on this New Sounds Program. There’s music from Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov inspired by the liturgical chant of the Russian Orthodox Church where only voices are allowed. Silvestrov uses voice and chorus to create bell-like effects, which happens to be the exact thing that Estonian composer Arvo Part’s known for - tintinnabuli. We’ll hear works by Part as well.

Also, from the late Russian (half German, half Jewish) Alfred Schnittke, hear more works based on Eastern Orthodox Chant – Schnittke’s Psalms of Repentance. In them, he weaves the old and the new with polystylistic flair, which suggests the melodic and rhythmic inflection of Russian liturgical chant but bears little or no musical resemblance to the ancient forms. Plus, music from Anton Batagov built on Tibetan Buddhist chant. And more.

PROGRAM # 3065, Eastern Voices (First aired on 4/20/2010)

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Valentin Silvestrov Kiev Chamber Choir / Mykola Hobdych

Sacred Works

Liturgical Chants: Litany [7:47]

ECM 2117
www.ecmrecords.com

Alfred Schnittke Tõnu Kaljuste Swedish Radio Choir

Psalms of Repentance

Schnittke: Psalm 2 [5:05]

ECM 1583
www.ecmrecords.com

Valentin Silvestrov Kiev Chamber Choir / Mykola Hobdych

Sacred Works

Liturgical Chants: Dithyrambic Song [1:27]

See above.

Arvo Pärt / Cappella Breda

Magnificat Antiphonen

O Weisheit (O Wisdom) [1:46] O Adonai [2:31]

Erasmus WVH054 Out of print. The piece was later reissued on Regis #1003.
Available at
www.arkivmusic.com

Russian Chamber Chorus of New York / Nicolai Kachanov

My Heart is Ready

Yuri Yukechev: Chant [3:50]

Helicon 1005
www.heliconrecords.com

Alfred Schnittke Tõnu Kaljuste Swedish Radio Choir

Psalms of Repentance

Schnittke: Psalm 12 [8:25]

See above.

Russian Chamber Chorus of New York / Nicolai Kachanov

Private recording

Nicolai Kachanov: Trails, from “Benevolence” [1:50]

Not commercially available.

Anton Batagov, Yeshe Lodoi Rinpoche and Geshe Lharamba Tenzin

Lamrim – A Prayer to the Lineage Gurus

Lamrim – A Prayer to the Lineage Gurus: Requesting the Lamrim Lineage Gurus to bestow their blessing [12:57]

www.yelo-rinpoche.ru

www.batagov.com

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