A rich setting from the Matins text describing the scene of the Myrrh-bearing women who learn of the Resurrection from an Angel. Here the trio sings the words of the angel which brings out the narrative in a dramatic way.
This is a Church Slavonic setting of a hymn similar to the traditional Ave Maria of the Roman Catholic tradition. The title's translation is "Virgin Theotokos, Rejoice." This setting employscomplex metrical patterns to bring out the accentual pattern of the text.
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The Divine Liturgy of St. John
This is the complete Divine Liturgy as heard on the Reference Recordings CD featuring the PaTRAM Institute Singers, Peter Jermihov conductor. The score is available through Musica Russica publishers.
The Cherubic Hymn is an important moment in the Orthodox Divine Liturgy and is typically a musical centerpiece for composers. The music that sets this text is generally melismatic and evocative of the mystical realm of the heavenly hosts.