Produced by the
Summer School of Liturgical Music
at Holy Trinity Seminary
The Russian Orthodox Choral tradition of the Moscow Synodal School shines forth in ‘I Will Sing Unto the Lord’. It was produced in honor of the fifteenth year anniversary of the Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, New York. This disk features the singing of the school’s best graduates.
Nikolai Myshkin, choir director of the Moscow church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in Kolomenskoe, directed the choir for this recording, which also features solos by the school’s founder, Archpriest Andre Papkov and by soprano Irina Mozyleva.
The CD features 19 hymns sung in Church Slavonic by composers such as Chesnokov, Danilin, Golovanov, Kastalsky, Archimandrite Matfei (Mormyl’), and Ledkovsky. The singing is dedicated to the memory of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, who blessed the founding of the Summer Music School. Every sale of this disk supports the Summer Music School and its valuable mission.
1. Psalm 103 - Greek chant, arr. P. Chesnokov
2. Cherubic Hymn - N. Golovanov
3. Exapostilarion of Pascha - S. Krylov
4. Most Blessed Art Thou O Virgin Theotokos - arr. P. Chesnokov
5. Come Brethren Let Us Give the Last Kiss- B. Ledkovsky
6. Petition at the Elevation of the Holy Cross - A. Gahovich
7. Aposticha of Vespers, from the service for the Icon of the Reigning Mother of God - Tone 6, in the special melody ‘Having Set Aside, ’ from Seven Lakes Hermitage
8. Kontakion of the Annunciation - Greek chant, arr. Dcn. S. Trubachev
9. O Heavenly King - Archimandrite Matfei (Mormyl’)
10. Troparion of Pentecost - Trinity-Sergius Lavra melody, arr. Archimandrite Matfei (Mormyl’)
11. Sticheron at the Praises, from the service for the Icon of the Reigning Mother of God - Tone 8, special melody ‘O Most Glorious Wonder’
12. Lesser Doxology - A. Kastalsky
13. God is With Us - Znamenny chant, arr. A. Kastalsky
14. Song of the Most Holy Theotokos – A. Frunza bp Akathist to the Kursk-Root Icon of the Sign, Eikos 1
15. Wedding Prokeimenon – A. Andreev-Aksar
16. In Thee Rejoiceth – N. Danilin
17. Prayer of St. Symeon the God-receiver – N. Danilin
18. Polychronion – B.M. Ledkovsky