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Sviridov: Canticles & Prayers

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava

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Canticles & Prayers, Inexpressible Wonder  
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No. 1, Lord, Save the Pious
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
1:34
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No. 2, Holy God
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
4:52
3
No. 3, It Is Worth Eating
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
2:10
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No. 4, Christmas Song
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
1:21
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No. 5, Glory and Hallelujah
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
3:59
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No. 6, The Inexpressible Miracle
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
2:41
Canticles & Prayers, Having Beheld a Strange Nativity  
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No. 7, Glory (Fast)
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
1:12
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No. 8, Come, Let Us Worship
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
2:34
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No. 9, Glory (Monastic)
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
0:43
10
No. 10, Repentance of the Prodigal Son
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
2:49
11
No. 11, Glory (Quiet)
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
1:01
12
No. 12, Have Mercy on Us, Lord
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
2:37
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No. 13, Having Beheld a Strange Nativity
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
4:35
Canticles & Prayers, From the Old Testament  
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No. 14, King of Glory
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
3:03
15
No. 15, The Song of Purification
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
3:24
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No. 16, The Lord's Land
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
5:35
Canticles & Prayers, Other Songs  
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No. 17, Glorification of the Mother of God
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
2:04
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No. 18, Prayer to the Holy Apostle John the Theologian
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
4:35
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No. 19, Lord, Raise Up Your Power
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
2:28
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No. 20, Behold the Bridegroom Comes
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
3:41
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No. 21, The Last Supper
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
4:36
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Pasha krasnaya (The Red Easter)
Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava
3:30
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:04
Georgy Sviridov’s Canticles and Prayers is considered by many as one of the most important works in Russian sacred music. In this new recording the Latvian Radio Choir under Sigvards Klava offers impressive renditions of music from this collection by the Russian master. Sviridov, a pupil of Shostakovich, began writing religious works in 1969. Since then these works have come to form an important part of his oeuvre. In the 1980s Sviridov had several projects to write a liturgy or a mass. In the end, the sketches of his sacred music came to form a cycle titled Canticles and Prayers. The work was created at a turning point in the history of Russia, the perestroika years that ended in the collapse of the Soviet state. The composer was keenly affected by the events of those years, building a monument to his era. The main body of Canticles and Prayers was assembled between 1988 and 1992. In September 1997, Sviridov selected the versions he thought best, approving the final order for the first three parts and making the final edits to the score. This work remained incomplete at the time of his death in 1998. Canticles and Prayers was thus Sviridov’s last work. The recording also includes the chorus The Red Easter based on a cycle of Easter hymns. Previous releases of the Latvian Radio Choir on Ondine have been highly successful. For instance, the recording of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil was chosen as the Record of the Month, Editor’s Choice and received a nomination in the Gramophone Awards in 2013. Also, their more recent releases of choral works by Valentin Silvestrov and Eriks Esenvalds received Gramophone Editor’s Choice.
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