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3 Recordings of Russian Choral Music Receive Grammy Nominations
December 7, 2018 — Three of this year's five nominees in the category Best Choral Performance feature Russian choral works — Kastalsky's Memory Eternal, by the Clarion Choir; Teach Me Thy Statutes, works by Pavel Chesnokov, by the Patriarch Tikhon Institute Men's Choir; and Rachmaninoff's cantata The Bells. Thesheet music for these recordings is available from Musica Russica.
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.
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
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
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