Episode #2643

New Eastern Orthodox Singing

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

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

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