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In 1877, Tchaikovsky wrote in a letter to Nadezhda von Meck: "I often go to the public worship; in my opinion, the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is one of the greatest works of art... Oh, I love all that terribly, it is one of my greatest pleasures." Tchaikovsky enjoyed attending worship services, visited them regularly and was always interested in sacred music, especially in the music of the Orthodox Church. At a relatively early point in his career, in 1875, he issued "A short textbook of harmony, adapted to the reading of spiritual and musical compositions in Russia", which in 1881 was approved as a textbook of church singing in theological seminaries and colleges. The same year, Tchaikovsky even started editing the works of Dmitry Bortnyansky, a pioneer of sacred Orthodox music. However, he encountered problems with various institutions - the Imperial Chapel, the censorship authorities, as well as some conservative church officials who were more comfortable with smaller-calibre composers, since they could be manipulated if necessary. Tchaikovsky wished to reform sacred Orthodox music but at the same to draw inspiration from the traditions of past centuries. Prime example of this is Tchaikovsky's monumental work in sacred Orthodox music, the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41. The Nine Sacred Choruses, which date to 1884-1885, is not a cycle in the basic meaning of the word, but rather a collection, and another affirmation of Tchaikovsky's skills as one of the greatest composers of Orthodox sacred music. In this album these works are being performed by the award-winning Latvian Radio Choir under the direction of Sigvards Klava.
In 1877, Tchaikovsky wrote in a letter to Nadezhda von Meck: "I often go to the public worship; in my opinion, the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is one of the greatest works of art... Oh, I love all that terribly, it is one of my greatest pleasures." Tchaikovsky enjoyed attending worship services, visited them regularly and was always interested in sacred music, especially in the music of the Orthodox Church. At a relatively early point in his career, in 1875, he issued "A short textbook of harmony, adapted to the reading of spiritual and musical compositions in Russia", which in 1881 was approved as a textbook of church singing in theological seminaries and colleges. The same year, Tchaikovsky even started editing the works of Dmitry Bortnyansky, a pioneer of sacred Orthodox music. However, he encountered problems with various institutions - the Imperial Chapel, the censorship authorities, as well as some conservative church officials who were more comfortable with smaller-calibre composers, since they could be manipulated if necessary. Tchaikovsky wished to reform sacred Orthodox music but at the same to draw inspiration from the traditions of past centuries. Prime example of this is Tchaikovsky's monumental work in sacred Orthodox music, the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41. The Nine Sacred Choruses, which date to 1884-1885, is not a cycle in the basic meaning of the word, but rather a collection, and another affirmation of Tchaikovsky's skills as one of the greatest composers of Orthodox sacred music. In this album these works are being performed by the award-winning Latvian Radio Choir under the direction of Sigvards Klava.
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Rel. Date: 06/14/2019
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Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Artist: Latvian Radio Choir
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1. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 2, Glory Be To The Father
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2. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 3, Come, Let Us Worship
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3. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 6, Cherubic Hymn
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4. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 8, The Creed
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5. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 9, A Mercy Of Peace
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6. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 10, We Hymn To Thee
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7. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 11, It Is Truly Fitting
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8. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 13, Our Father
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9. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 14, Praise The Lord
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10. Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41, Th 75 (Concert Version): No. 15, Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name Of The Lord
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11. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 1, Cherubic Hymn No. 1 In F Major
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12. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 2, Cherubic Hymn No. 2 In D Major
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13. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 3, Cherubic Hymn No. 3 In C Major
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14. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 4, We Hymn Thee
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15. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 5, It Is Truly Fitting
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16. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 6, Our Father
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17. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 7, Blessed Are They Whom Thou Hast Chosen
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18. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 8, Let My Prayer Ascend
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19. 9 Sacred Pieces, Th 78: No. 9, Now The Heavenly Powers
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In 1877, Tchaikovsky wrote in a letter to Nadezhda von Meck: "I often go to the public worship; in my opinion, the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is one of the greatest works of art... Oh, I love all that terribly, it is one of my greatest pleasures." Tchaikovsky enjoyed attending worship services, visited them regularly and was always interested in sacred music, especially in the music of the Orthodox Church. At a relatively early point in his career, in 1875, he issued "A short textbook of harmony, adapted to the reading of spiritual and musical compositions in Russia", which in 1881 was approved as a textbook of church singing in theological seminaries and colleges. The same year, Tchaikovsky even started editing the works of Dmitry Bortnyansky, a pioneer of sacred Orthodox music. However, he encountered problems with various institutions - the Imperial Chapel, the censorship authorities, as well as some conservative church officials who were more comfortable with smaller-calibre composers, since they could be manipulated if necessary. Tchaikovsky wished to reform sacred Orthodox music but at the same to draw inspiration from the traditions of past centuries. Prime example of this is Tchaikovsky's monumental work in sacred Orthodox music, the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41. The Nine Sacred Choruses, which date to 1884-1885, is not a cycle in the basic meaning of the word, but rather a collection, and another affirmation of Tchaikovsky's skills as one of the greatest composers of Orthodox sacred music. In this album these works are being performed by the award-winning Latvian Radio Choir under the direction of Sigvards Klava.
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