Russian Chant Revival

Russian Chant Revival

Russian Chant Revival

The men of Cappella Romana perform music from Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy in the Slavic tradition, including powerful medieval chants, and choral works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Kastalsky, Chesnokov, and more.


Program Notes


Music for Vespers

Come, Let Us Worship, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
Psalm 103, Nikolai Kedrov Jr.
Blessed is the Man, Nikolai Tolstiakov (arr. Paul Chesnokov)
Mode 1 Kekragarion and 1st Sticheron, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Joyful Light (Kievan Chant), Nikolai Kedrov Jr.
‘The Lord is King’ Prokeimenon from Saturday Vespers, Stepan Smolensky
Nunc dimittis, Vladimir Rebikov
Hail, Virgin Mother of God, Vladimir Rebikov
Let my prayer be sent forth, Mikhail Glinka
By the waters (Lenten Polyeleos), Aleksandr Kastalsky

Music for Matins

The Lord is God, Mode 1 (Znamenny chant)
Apolytikion, Mode 1, Sergey Taneyev
Your Cross, O Savior, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
Polyeleos, Peter Tchaikovsky (arr. Paul Chesnokov)
1st Antiphon of Ascent, Mode 4, Dmitri Allemanov
Matins Prokeimenon, Mode 4, Aleksandr Glazunov

Music for Divine Liturgy

Cherubic Hymn, Stepan Smolensky
O Be Joyful in the Lord, Op. 19 No. 2, Aleksandr Grechaninov (arr. Paul Chesnokov)
Alleluia and Apolytikia, Stepan Smolensky
Funeral Kontakion and Ode 9 from Panikhida, Paul Chesnokov
Eternal Memory from Panikhida, Paul Chesnokov


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