Valaam Monastery, Faith and Hope (mp3 download)
Item No. 009929D
Foi & Esperance (Faith and Hope)
by the Choir of the Brotherhood of Valaam Monastery
in Church Slavonic
A collection of liturgical hymns, principally from the Divine Liturgy, sung by the Monks of Valaam Monastery, Russia. Recorded like the Liturgy on the Feast of the Annunciation, beginning with the sound of the Semantron, bell ringing, Vesporal psalm, hymns from the Liturgy and the Stichera for the Feast.
Review by Benjamin Williams:
This is a terrific recording of Valaam Chant. The recording and engineering are quite good, the performance by the monastic choir is top notch, and while the chant itself represents more contemporary renditions, they are sung with such joy and piety to be absolutely uplifting and inspirational.
Artist: Choir of the Brotherhood of Valaam Monastery
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