Conspirare & Craig Hella Johnson - The Sacred Spirit of Russia (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 77:43 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
To understand and partake of the 'Sacred Spirit of Russia' requires one, first and foremost, to experience the beauty and splendour of the Russian Orthodox liturgy, which has been an integral part of the Eastern Slav identity for over 1000 years. The sacred music of the New Russian Choral School features sublime settings of the liturgy that draw on a rich history of Orthodox chants and native traditions, creating music of unprecedented colour and textural richness. Following the lead of Tchaikovsky, composers such as Kastalsky, Gretchaninov, Chesnokov, Rachmaninov and a host of others have left us a treasure-trove of musical delights.