Sacred Treasures III
Choral Masterworks from Russia and Beyond
The sublime tradition of Russian sacred choral music began with Byzantine chants and evolved to full harmonic magnificence in the late 19th century. In the great mixed choirs, earthy and ethereal voices join in ardent prayers of devotion and transcendent invocations of “Amen” and “Alleluia!”
Perhaps even more than its best-selling predecessor, this collection of choral masterworks by Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Komitas, Bach and others “sets the soul searching beyond worldly cares.”
This album of 55 minutes and 22 seconds is pure golden amber sound. The richest and most refined choral voices create music that takes you into its arms and holds you close to the heart of beauty. This is about as “healing” as music can get...
Fortunately, there are two others in this Sacred Treasures Series:
• Sacred Treasures (Choral Masterworks from Russia) and
• Sacred Treasures II (Choral Masterworks from the Sistine Chapel)
Concept, music selection, and notes: Ellen Holmes
Orchestration: The most beautiful choirs in the Eastern world.
Length: 55 minutes.