This recording explores the sanctification of time through the particular lens of the rich musical tradition of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Тема этого диска – освящение или искупление времени посредством богослужения, сквозь призму богатой музыкальной традиции Свято-Троицкого монастыря в г. Джорданвилль (шт. Нью Йорк).
Posted by Stu on 6th Feb 2016
This was my first purchase of an Orthodox music CD. I bought this hoping to sing/chant along with it, as many of the titles were familiar. My affiliation is with the OCA, where my worship/singing is in English. It turns out that "All hymns except track 15 are sung in the Church Slavonic language." Quote is from the back of the CD. So, I don't know for sure what is being sung. And the melodies were unfamiliar to me. There is an included booklet that describes (in English) what each of the hymns is about. But even the translation for the singular English hymn is not entirely correct, so I cannot be sure that the write-ups are accurate for the Church Slavonic hymns. This whole "not being able to understand" thing was initially off-putting. I have since listened to it several times and find that I really enjoy it. The music is beautiful and the monastery choir does a wonderful job in sharing that beauty.
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