The Akáthistos Hymn Recording Available Now
The Akáthistos Hymn to the Virgin Mary, set by Ivan Moody. This lyrical masterpiece in 24 stanzas has been treasured for nearly 1,500 years by Eastern Christians. Father Moody’s 1998 setting, composed specially for the ensemble, weaves beloved Greek melodies into Russian choral textures as it progresses from reverent contemplation to ecstatic transcendence.
This second 2018 edition of Cappella Romana’s original release features updated essays and biographies of the artists. With full texts in English and translations for lyrics in Greek and Slavonic.
“purity and radiance in perfect realisations”
“The sound is splendid”
“light and warmth over an ancient musical ground”