“Good Friday in Jerusalem: Medieval Byzantine Chant from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre” – Cappella Romana/ Alexander Lingas – Cappella Romana
Cappella Romana continues their standard-setting course of Byzantine recordings.
“La Lira D’Esperia II: Galicia” = ALFONSO X O SABIO: Cantigas & Dances; ANONYMOUS: Cantos da terra – Jordi Savall, rebec, tenor viol, rebel morisco/ Pedro Estevan & David Mayoral, percussion – AliaVox
Terrific interpretations though the variety is somewhat monochrome.
TIKEY ZES: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom – Cappella Romana/ Alexander Lingas – Cappella Romana
An important, and no doubt controversial, recording of the highest quality.
Ikon of Light = TAVENER: A Hymn to the Mother of God; Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God; The Lamb; The Tyger; Ikon of Light; Today the Virgin; Eonia – The Sixteen/ Members of Duke Quartet/ Harry Christophers – CORO
A worthy tribute to a fine and important composer.
“Panagia – Orthodox Hymns to the Mother of God” – Archangel Voices/ Vladimir Morosan – Archangel Voices
Yet another recording from the superb Archangel Voices, pioneers in the presentation of Orthodox Chant in English.
“Balkan Spirit” – Music from the various countries – Soloists/Jordi Savall – Alia Vox SACD + book
Despite some skewed and overly-optimistic booklet notes, this release more than adequately conveys the similarity and spiritual essence of this lively cross-cultural music.
A Story of The City: Constantinople, Istanbul – Schola Cantorum/ Ensemble Trinitas/ The New England Drums & Winds Mehterhane/ DÜNYA Ensembles – Dünya Inc. (2 CDs)
A unique portrayal that stands as unique in the catalog as well.