Ukrainian-Canadian composer Roman Hurko has already become a favorite with Musica Russica's CD customers. (see also his Liturgy, No. 2 -- cat. no. K42 and Vespers -- cat. no. K50). This beautifully sung CD contains more of the same kind of music that has made his previous works so appealing -- extremely tuneful and harmonically consonant, expressing a profound sense of sacredness and reverence. The first six tracks constitute his Requiem, [Panikhida] written in 2001 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chornobyl in Ukraine. The remaining tracks are mostly from his Liturgy No. 1, composed in 2000. The expressive and finely nuanced singing, by one of the finest choirs in Ukraine, does justice to the music. Texts are given Ukrainian and English translation.--V.M.