One characteristic of the Silvestrov works on this ECM release made up of sacred pieces, most of which are recorded here for the first time, is the composer's tendency to create clearly defined melodic lines surrounded by a radiant haze of sustained notes. Cherubic Song - Valentin Silvestrov - Mykola Hobdych* / Kiev Chamber Choir* - Sacred Works cloud of sound is sometimes static, but it generally shifts in surprising ways, supporting the melody with subtly unpredictable harmonies.
It's easy to hear works' roots in Orthodox liturgical chant, but Silvestrov 's free-floating harmonies give the music an individual and distinctive character. While the music included on this album rewards close and focused attention, and it is not all slow and quiet particularly the exuberant setting of Psalmits overall character of soulful spirituality could make it an appealing aid to meditation. The Kiev Chamber Choirled by Mykola Hobdychhas a sound that is at once earthy and serenely pure.
This is obviously deeply felt music, in the tradition of the passionate chants of the Orthodox Church, and the choir sings with intensity and unreserved emotion. The acoustics of the Cathedral of the Dormition in Kiev are beautifully suited to this repertoire, with warmth and plenty of resonance, but with enough clarity that the words are understandable. ECM's engineering is characteristically immaculate.
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Release Date February 23, Genre Classical. Styles Choral. Track Listing. Valentin Silvestrov. Four Spiritual Songs. Christmas Song. Dithyrambic Song. Cherubic Song. Bless the Lord, o my soul. O Holy God. The Creed. Cherubic Hymn. The Beatitudes. Ave Maria. A Mercy of Peace. To Thee we Cherubic Song - Valentin Silvestrov - Mykola Hobdych* / Kiev Chamber Choir* - Sacred Works . O Lord, rebuke me not Psalm The Lord's Prayer.
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