Passion music well worth a listen
Hello, probably too late for Easter, but I hope you might consider a post on the music of the Russian Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev. If you go to YouTube you can hear his take on the St. Matthew Passion. Well worth a listen.Never too late for this blog JM and many thanks for the heads up. I suspect this is the start of an interesting path so here is a link to Syrian born composer Abed Azrié's The gospel of John.
JM, Lancaster, MA, USA
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An update on the Alfeyev Passion. It appears to be available from Musica Russica on line. It also appears that you can listen to the work from their website. Go to: www.musicarussica.com
and then click on cds and then "Sacred works by Major Russian Composers." It's their listing A122.
Also of interest is a lecture he gave earlier this year at the inauguration of a new president at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. It's entitled "Music and Faith in My Life and Work." Some interesting thoughts.
Go to: http://president.cua.edu/inauguration/hilarion-alfeyev.cfm