Blessed Art Thou Among Women

PaTRAM Institute Singers, Peter Jermihov

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Original Recording Format: DSD 256

The PaTRAM Institute Singers return to NativeDSD Music with their third DSD Stereo and DSD Multichannel album on Reference Records.  With A Hymn of Praise to the Mother of God — Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (1915–1998) has positioned himself as the principal composer of vocal and choral music during the Soviet Era (1917–1991).

After completing his studies under Dmitry Shostakovich, Sviridov shi?ed his creative energies away from instrumental music in a conscious effort to promote a national culture through the written word. An ardent and meticulous reader of Russian poetry and Orthodox hymns, he often extrapolates textual phrases that inspire his musical imagination.

Such is the case with the A Hymn of Praise; Sviridov draws words from various places in the Akathistos Hymn to the Theotokos to create his own, personalized musical icon. The piece utilizes a vintage Sviridov technique—“the dynamic in the static”—slow-moving chord structures that allow the listener to experience vast acoustical spaces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_6d0g0xU50

Tracklist

1.
Bells of St. Alexander Nevsky
02:01
2.
Today the Virgin Gives Birth
02:29
3.
Today the Virgin Gives Birth
01:39
4.
O Virgin Unwedded
03:15
5.
A Hymn of Praise to the Mother of God
03:03
6.
O Most Holy Theotokos, Save Us
03:34
7.
Do Not Lament Me, O Mother
05:11
8.
The Theotokos, Who Is Ever-vigilant in Prayer
09:48
9.
Virgin Theotokos, Rejoice
01:13
10.
Virgin Theotokos, Rejoice
02:01
11.
It Is Truly Meet
01:37
12.
It Is Truly Meet
02:58
13.
Rejoice, O Queen
01:48
14.
All of Creation Rejoices in Thee
04:33
15.
Do Not Lament Me, O Mother
03:23
16.
The Angel Cried Out
04:36
17.
The Mystery of God from All Eternity
01:32
18.
O ye Apostles, Assembled Here
02:41
19.
Magnification for the Icon 'Joy of All the Sorrowful'
03:26
20.
With the Voice of the Archangel
05:11
21.
To Thee, the Victorious Leader
01:16
22.
To Thee, the Victorious Leader
01:44
23.
Beneath Thy Compassion
03:58
24.
In the Flesh Thou Didst Fall Asleep
02:26
25.
Memory Eternal
03:33

Total time: 01:18:56

Additional information

Label

SKU

FR737

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Analog Recording Equipment

Horus, Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Mark Donahue

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Blanton Alspaugh

Recording Engineer

John Newton

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 256

Release Date April 10, 2020

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MusicWeb International

(…) every single track (including the opening burst of carillon bells from the St Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral’s bell-ringer, Peter Lukianov) is worth hearing.

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