Roman Hurko is an American-Canadian of Ukrainian descent currently residing in New York City. As a living Eastern Christian composer, his aim is “to create music that is neither modern nor traditional, but that somehow transcends era.” This piece is an adaptation into English made by the composer from his setting in Church Slavonic (cat. No. Hu-V13), originally in his Vespers
(cat. No. Hu-V
). The relatively simple harmony and texture make the sublime beauty of this piece accessible to choirs of modest size.