CANTATA ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION, OP. 74: II. PHILOSOPHERS BY ST. PETERSBURG NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND ALEXANDER TITOV “The Philosophers” is the second movement of Op. 74 of the Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution. The canata follows the story of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet … Continue reading Sergei Prokofiev: “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir
“HYMN TO THE MOTHER OF GOD” Lyrics “In You, O Woman full of Grace,the angelic choirs, and the human race,all creation rejoices. O sanctified Temple,mystical Paradise,and glory of Virgins. In You, O Woman full of Grace,all creation rejoices.all praise be to You.”
Song for Athene “Alleluia, Alleluia. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Alleluia, Alleluia. Remember me O Lord, when you come into your kingdom. Alleluia, Alleluia. Give rest O Lord to your handmaid, who has fallen asleep. Alleluia, Alleluia. The Choir of Saints have found the well-spring of life and door of paradise. … Continue reading John Tavener: Song for Athene | Westminster Cathedral Choir
John Tavener’s Fragments of a Prayer
Morten Lauridsen Nordic Chamber Choir Translation — Latin text O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, jacentem in praesepio! Beata Virgo, cuius viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Iesum Christum. Alleluia! English translation O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin … Continue reading Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Salve Mater Misericordiae. I have the Gregorian chants of the songs the Polish Zabrze Youth Choir (Zabrzański Chór Młodzieżowy) perform, but their choirs stand out. I like the very old songs of the Churches and for Masses. Enjoy. They will calm you and bring ease. Latin English Salve, Mater misericordiae, Mater Dei et Mater veniae, Mater … Continue reading Zabrze Youth Choir “Resonans con tutti”: “Salve Mater Misericordiae”
A People’s folksong during Russian Civil War, performed by Red Army Choir. OHE, ON THE ROAD THE PATH Ah, the crescendo! You say, “Communist Propaganda!” Ah, no, an ensemble full of strength and hope. “Philosophy. Philosophy. Philosophy.” Listen to Sergei Prokofiev, “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir
“Lament of the Mother of God” Winchester Cathedral Choir with Solveig Kringelborn.
“Mother and Child” “Hail Maria, Hail Sophia…” In our parlance: Hail Nature, Hail ‘Spirit of Nature,’ Wisdom of The God, Soul of the World.