Canadian/Ukrainian composer Roman Hurko is well-familiar to readers of this catalog. His Liturgy No. 2 (our cat. No. K042) Requiem for the Victims of Chernobyl (our cat. No. K054) and Vespers (our cat. No. K050) have all been best-selling favorites with our customers. In recent years, having come into contact with Orthodox church musicians in the English-speaking world, he has increasingly turned to composing in the English language; this recording is the first major fruit of this new direction. As always, Hurko's choral writing is beautiful and elegant, striving to be "timeless," while maintaining audible links with the choral heritage of Ukraine and Russia. The singing of the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter, also known to our listeners (e.g., our cat. No. I-046), is a fine choral ensemble of professional caliber, which does justice to the music. This CD will be enjoyed by lovers of fine choral singing and by those interested in the "latest fruits" of composition in the Orthodox and Eastern-rite Catholic realm. (Includes a 72-page booklet.)--V. M.