Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDH55318

The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31

composer
1910; first performed by the choir of the Moscow Synodal School under Nikolai Mikhailovich Danilin on 25 November 1910
author of text

Corydon Singers
Recording details: April 1994
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: August 1994
Total duration: 77 minutes 17 seconds

Cover artwork: Sanctuary doors showing St John Chrysostom (detail) (Late 14th century).
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Reviews

'Le chœur anglais est superbe de recueillement et la prise de son valorise parfaitement la mise en place de l'ensemble' (Répertoire, France)
Rachmaninov’s setting of the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom remains, for many, the most musically satisfying setting of this particular Russian Orthodox service. Although Rachmaninov (1873–1943) never stipulated whether it was intended for performance in church or concert hall, it works well in both contexts due to its formal clarity and the spiritual splendour of the choral writing. The Hymn to the Cherubim calls for us to lay aside the cares of this life and receive the ‘King of All’. The sublime, undulating opening soon gives way to hushed tones before building into a grand climax, glorifying the Holy Trinity. The hymn ends gently with long-spun Alleluias.

from notes by M Ross 2006

Other albums featuring this work

Russian Treasures
Studio Master: SIGCD900Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Allegri: Miserere
Studio Master: SIGCD085Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...
Search

There are no matching records. Please try again.