New Eastern Orthodox Singing

Listen to new choral music from Eastern Europe, or based on Eastern Orthodox singing on this edition of New Sounds, including John Tavener's Out of the Night, a gentle, simple setting for tenor and viola of the single word Alleluia. Also, listen to Alfred Schnittke's Psalms of Repentance, whose texts are taken from a 16th-century collection of Old Russian writings, and reflect the melodic and rhythmic inflection of Russian liturgical chant. Plus, music by Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, and the Bulgarian Women’s Chorus.

PROGRAM # 2643, Eastern European Choral Music (First aired on Wed., 2/21/07)





The Taverner Choir - Arvo Pärt & John Tavener

Out of The Night

Out of The Night (Alleluia) [1:30]

Sony Classical #61753 **

Veljo Tormis

Casting A Spell

Swing Songs, excerpt [2:00]

Virgin Classics #45185. Out of print, but try*

Veljo Tormis

Forgotten Peoples

Day of A Herdsboy [3:30]
A Roundelay [2:00]
Wee Winky Mouse [3:00]
Forced To Get Married [2:00]
My Mouth Was Singing, My Heart Was Worrying [3:30]

ECM #1459/60 **

Arvo Pärt

I Am The True Vine

Ode IX [10:30]

Harmonia Mundi #907242** *

Alfred Schnittke

Psalms Of Repentance

Psalm XII [8:30]

ECM #1583

The Taverner Choir - Arvo Pärt & John Tavener

Out of The Night

Ikon of the Nativity [6:30]

See above.

The Bulgarian Women's Choir - Angelite

Voices of Life

Polegnala e Toudora [3:00]

Globe Music #2000 www.bulgarian