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Grammy Winner 2016

Rachmaninoff_Vigil Rachmaninoff
All-Night Vigil

Kansas City/Phoenix Chorales
Charles Bruffy, cond.

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it was recorded!

Grammy Winner 2015

The Sacred Spirit
of Russia

Conspirare
Craig Hella Johnson, cond.

Recorded entirely from
Musica Russica editions!

 
 

Grammy Winner 2007

Gretchaninoff
Passion Week

Kansas City/Phoenix Chorales
Charles Bruffy, cond.

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edition from which
it was recorded!

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Orthodoxy moves Westward: Slavic Chant and the Music of the Cathedrals of Eastern Europe

October 18, 2014, Santa Barbara, Ca.—In this lecture-presentation Vladimir Morosan describes how Orthodox church singing among the Eastern Slavs moved from the monophonic chant they received from Byzantium to the harmonic singing that is heard in churches today. Listen Online or Download

Performance Today: Vladimir Morosan Talks About 100th Anniversary of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

March 10, 2015 — Hear Fred Child, host of NPRs Performance Today talk with conductor Charles Bruffy and Musica Russica President Vlad Morosan about the 100th Anniversary of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, and about the new recording of the work by the Kansas City and Phoenix Chorales. Listen here .

The Musical Sources of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Listen to Vladimir Morosan's Lecture at
St. Katherine's College

Using musical examples drawn from the history of Russian music, Musica Russica's president, Dr. Vladimir Morosan, reveals some of the musical sources of the All-Night Vigil and explains how Rachmaninoff wove them together to create a composition that was uniquely his own.

Vladimir Morosan Interviewed on Choir Chat

Orthodox Music Wins Another Grammy!

February 15, 2016 — High quality recordings of Russian Orthodox sacred music have proven popular in recent years. At this year's 58th Annual Grammy Awards the award for "Best Choral Performance" was bestowed for a recording of Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil, recorded using Musica Russica’s edition. It is the third time in ten years that such recordings have taken home a Grammy.

Vladimir Morosan Lectures on Znamenny Chant at 2015 ISOCM Conference

June 8, 2015, Joensuu, Finland—Musica Russica's President Vladimir Morosan described a new initiative entitled "A Collaborative Open-Source Database of Znamenny Chant Formulae" at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM). Anyone interested in receiving more details is asked to contact Vladimir via email.

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