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Celestial Litanies
Celestial Litanies
Celestial Litanies
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
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All Artists: Celestial Litanies
Title: Celestial Litanies
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Melodiya
Release Date: 5/21/1996
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Early Music, Sacred & Religious
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743211854023

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If you love Russian Orthodox music/Sacred Music?buy this CD!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a "secret gem" of a CD!Hauntingly beautiful; deep with feeling, this music is truly of Heaven. A phenomenal *meditation tool* or simply music to *deeply relax* and just listen to. Also, for the uninitiated, this CD is a valid introduction to both Orthodox Christian Sacred Music, and Orthodox Russian Spirituality in particular. It's well worth noting that music such as this can quite literally change your life -- in surprisingly profound, and meaningful ways; I know many whom it has."
Good music
A. Chang | San Pedro, CA United States | 09/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Although I myself am not very religious, I do have an interest for Russian Chant. Endowed in mysticism, Russian chant has the ability to express both love and sorrow at the same time. The music is indeed very powerful and beautiful. Speaking as a composer as well, I must say that I am compelled to take a greater interest in incorporating some of this chant in some of my own music. I give it 4/5 stars - you cant go wrong with it.

Replying to the previous commentator... That isnt very nice. I am sure that there were many Atheists that lived in the USSR at the time who were very decent human beings. I dont think that the cruel acts of Stalin and other Soviet dictators should automatically define all Atheists as "Totilitarian Atheist Commnunist Animals". Besides Atheists aren't the only ones who committed atrocities, parallels can be drawn to Christianity as well. In the end, it is humanity that is forever at fault and not religion and disbelief.

Again, good album."
Transandental epic masterpiece!
A. Chang | 07/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before the totalitarian atheistic communist animals wretched forth their unholy barbarism upon the fertile soils of Mother Russia, the Christian church blossemed forth in that great country - and survives still, in defiant triumph of good over evil!!!Choral music is unique in that only the human voice is used, both for tonations, and for singing lyrics - no other musical instruments are used. The effect is dramatic and appeals directly to the soul.This music comes from the rich and earthy hearts of those who have known great sorrow, and yet have hope; from those who are embroiled in epic struggle, and yet have faith; from those who have been afflicted by hatred, and yet are filled with love.Solem homaging of all that is Holy, brought humbly, respectfully, and joyfully to earthly form - a comparatively dim but inspiring suggestion of what Heaven's choir must be like:1 Cor 2:9
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
KJVThese masterful works are a treasure for all mankind!"