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Boston Byzantine Choir - First Fruits
This collection of Byzantine hymnography in English, the first recording by Boston Byzantine Choir, will no longer come as a revelation to contemporary Orthodox in North America--that tradition Byzantine chant can be well rendered in English. This choir laid the ground work, and pioneered recordings that showed the traditional tones and hymns can be rendered in the English language without a diminution of form and essence. Their renderings go on to show that this tradition of sacred music need not be inaccessible to western listeners. This first recording is a collection of hymns from Vespers, Liturgy and a number of feasts, as well as perennial favorites such as O Virgin Pure (Agni Partheni), To Thee the Champion Leader, and the Troparion of All Saints of America.
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Boston Byzantine Choir Blessed is the man - 03:57 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir O Lord, I Have Cried - 04:01 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Rich Men Have Turned Poor - 01:28 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir God Is The Lord - 01:59 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Resurrectional Troparion - 01:13 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Resurrectional Theotokion - 01:03 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir The Magnificat - 03:38 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir The Praises - 01:52 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Troparion of St. Thekla - 02:05 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Troparion of the Nativity - 00:55 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Today the Virgin - 02:00 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Troaprion of Theophany - 00:52 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir As Many As Have Been Baptized - 02:30 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Awed By The Beauty - 02:21 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir To Thee, The Champion - 01:41 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir The Stichera of Pascha - 03:58 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Doxasticon of Pascha - 02:28 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Troparion of Pascha - 01:06 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Kontakion of Pascha - 00:55 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Who Is So Great a God - 03:06 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir First Sticheron of the American Saints - 02:22 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir Troparion of All Saints of America - 01:20 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir O Protection of Christians - 00:59 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir In Giving Birth - 01:16 $ 0.99 Buy this Song
Boston Byzantine Choir O Virgin Pure - 07:57 $ 0.99 Buy this Song

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Review:   As Orthodox living in the the new world, we enthusiastically welcome the first labor of love emanating from a talented and diverse group known as The Boston Byzantine Choir. First Fruits is fifty-seven minutes of psalms and hymns chanted in the traditional monophonic, a cappella pattern---with ison line---of Byzantine Chant. Dedicated to the memory of Fr. Gregory Phelan, the recording is well-done and inspiring. Even though the members of the choir are reading Western notation in the vocal reproduction of the hymns, female and male voices blend beautifully and mystically to render with precision and spirit the hymns in English. The ten-member choir is vibrantly engaging. Technically speaking, the chanting is in the Byzantine style but with a strong element of Western ephos. We congratulate Mr. Marge and the choir for their blessed effort from God. Well done! Their "musical fruits" are worthy for all to appreciate.
Name:  Benjamin Williams   ben.williams@liturgica.com


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