ALEXANDER GRECHANINOV (1864-1956): Passion Week, Op. 58
Catalogue Number: 04I062
Description: Completed in 1912, this selection of 13 items from the rich store of texts sung during Easter week is richer and more opulent in terms of vocal range, texture and color than anything of its type written up to that time and surpassed, possibly, only by Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil of 1915. NOTE: Chandos offered this same work with a Russian choir in 1994 under the title The Seven Days of Passion (CHAN 9303). Old Church Slavonic-English texts. Phoenix Bach Choir, Kansas City Chorale; Charles Bruffy. SACD hybrid.