Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Two Albums Of Note

This past weekend Sandy and I were looking through several thrift stores in South Lake Tahoe when she came across a Slavonic Russian Orthodox chant CD called To God's Mother Assiduously by the ensemble Cantors (in Russian, KAHTOPC) of Nizhny Novgorod. Check out their rich rendition of the Lord's Prayer. This tenor/bass is impressed with their range and resonance.

As far as I can tell, this recording is not copyrighted, and (as I write this in March 2015) there are only a handful of CDs available on Amazon and one on eBay, making it more of a find for Sandy. This leads to an obvious question: How did it get from Nizhny Novgorod to a South Lake Tahoe thrift store?

Meanwhile, the Missouri-based Benedictine nuns who took the classical album charts by storm in 2013 are about to release their latest chant CD, Easter at EphesusI first reported on them here. That one should be just a little more widely available.

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