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This piece is available on the following CD(s):
|The Sacred Spirit of Russia|
|Hymns and Prayers|
|Unto Ages of Ages|
This piece is part of the following collection(s):
|Inexpressible Wonder (6 movements)|
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In this simple setting of the Christmas Troparion, Sviridov emulates the chordal recitative style associated with "common" Russian Orthodox liturgical chant. The text succinctly states the "theme" of the feast--the "light of wisdom" that Christ brings to earth by his Incarnation.