From Russia with Love

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Start smoking the samovar, break open the caviar and warm up with a vodka. It’s to Russia we go, as the Choral Mix offers both sacred and secular music From Russia with Love.

Today on the show, we’re taking a musical journey to Russia. We bring you back to a time when Orthodox Chant was the sole musical idiom, along through to the Baroque era — where few Russian composers gained fame. And then into the classical and Romantic periods where the great Russian titans of composition flourished.


Ancient Russian Chants/Music of the Passion/Leningrad Glinka Choir, Vladislav Chernushenko
Praise The Lord, Oh My Soul
Meet It is        
O Holy God  

Yukechev/New Age Russian Chant/Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Nikolai Kachanov

Titov/Sacred Songs of Russia/Gloriae Dei Cantores, Elizabeth C. Patterson
Beznevestnaya Devo 

Bortniansky/Sacred Treasures/The Leningrad Glinka State Academic Choir, Vladislav Chernushenko
Hymn of the Cherubim         

Stravinsky/Les Noces/English Bach Festival Chorus, Leonard Bernstein

Tchaikovsky/Eugene Onegin/Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras

Chorus and Dance of the Peasants
In a cottage by the water
Chorus of Girls        
Gretchaninov/Vespers/Holst Singers, Stephen Layton
Bless the Lord, o my soul