The fourteen selections comprising Sacred Treasures III feature music from the Russian liturgical canon recorded in sumptuously reverberant settings by leading Russian choruses. With a state-of-the-art mastering job to fully display the subtle harmonic interplay of the singers, this release offers pure balm for the ear and soul.
The music covers a wide burst of historically important pieces, from ancient Greek Orthodox chant through early 20th Century choral masterpieces of Rachmaninov, plus one modern fantasy setting of Bach's Apollonian masterpiece "Komm Susser Tod" ("Come Sweet Death") by Scandinavian composer Gunnar Eriksson.
Alleluia, Behold the Bridegroom - Nikolai Korniev
Sorup Sorup (Holy Holy) - Nikolai Korniev
Lord Have Mercy [Liturgy of St. John Chryostom, Op. 31] - Valery Polyansky
Mercy of Peace [Excerpts] - Valery Polyansky
Komm Susser Tod
Grant Us This O Lord [Liturgy of St. John Chryostom, Op. 31]
Our Father - St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
Gloria [All Night Vigil, Op.37][Excerpt] - USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir
Peaceful Light (Kiev Chant) [(All Night Vigil, Op. 37)] - USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir
Praise the Lord O My Soul (Greek Chant) [(All Night Vigil, Op. 37)] - USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir
Blessed Art Thou O Lord (Kiev Chant) [Ancient Tune from the Reqiem Litu
Chorale - Nikolai Korniev
Amen, Alleluia [Liturgy of St. John Chryostom, Op. 31] - Valery Polyansky