Orientale Lumen II | Budapest Music Center BMC217

Orientale Lumen II

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Label: Budapest Music Center

Cat No: BMC217

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd October 2015

Contents

Artists

Saint Ephraim Male Choir

Artists

Saint Ephraim Male Choir

About

Orientale lumen – Light of the East:the title of the encyclical of St John Paul II was borrowed by the Saint Ephraim Male Choir for their concert series in St Stephen’s Basilica, launched in December 2012. The first season’s series was highly successful and instantly embraced by the audience; thousands wanted to listen to the 'vocal pieties' encompassing the unusually broad repertoire of Byzantine liturgical music.

Eight concerts from the seasons of 2013 and 2014 serve as a basis for this double-disc compilation. Bulgarian, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Ruthenian, Serbian and Ukrainian prayers can be heard on the recording, conveying and representing the religious sentiments from numerous decades.

Contains Greek-Byzantine hymns, religious songs from Moldavia, Demestvenny chants, Bulgarian and Greek paraliturgical songs and compositions by Lambadarios manuscript (15th century), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751-1825), Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Alexander Gretchaninov (1864-1956), Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943), Pavel Tchesnokov (1877-1944), Lesya Ditchko (1939), Dimitrije Golemoviæ (1954), Márk Bubnó (1981) and György Philipp (1982).

Track Listing:
CD 1

1. Bell Prayer I
2. Evening Sacrifice
3. God Is with Us
4. Christ Is Born
5. When the Angel Came Down to Mary
6. Christmas Bell Prayer
7. Awake, Oh Christian Soul
8. Oh, Pious Jesus
9. Little Girl
10. Hark, How the Bells
11. 12. Credo
13. Cherubic Chant
14. Interlude for Bells, Wood & Metals
15. Two Movements from Presanctificated Gifts
16. Kratima (Ps 105) [Live]
17. Traditional Serbian Chant (Ps 135)
18. We Hymn Thee

CD 2
1. Bell Prayer I (Prelude)
2. Credo (Grechaninov)
3. Bell Prayer II
4. I Will Bless the Lord at All Times
5. Symantron (Wood Bell)
6. Do Not Reject Me (Ps 70)
7. Bell Prayer III
8. Blessed Is the Man (Ps 1)
9. Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Ps 103)
10. Praise Ye the Name of the Lord (Ps 134/135)
11. Interlude for Chains and Metals
12. Lamentation of the Virgin Mary
13. Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ
14. Cherubimic Hymn
15. Bell Prayer IV
16. Te Deum Laudamus

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