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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier - A New Joy: Orthodox Christmas (2006) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier - A New Joy: Orthodox Christmas (2006) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier - A New Joy: Orthodox Christmas (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 55:08 | 922 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover+digital booklet

This Christmas CD includes Estonian, Russian, and Ukrainian unaccompanied liturgical music, hymns, and carols written for the Orthodox Church, which (except for the 1990 piece by Arvo Pärt, and Mykola Leontovych's "A Song of Good Cheer," known in the West as "Carol of the Bells") were suppressed during the Soviet era and have only since then come to light. The music is for the most part written in a late Romantic tonal idiom in the choral tradition of Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and Rachmaninov, and while some pieces have the Slavic gravity associated with Orthodox liturgical music, some have a simpler, folk-like flavor. Alexandr Kastalsky (1856-1926), Kirill Stetsenko (1882-1922), and Georgiy Izvekov (1874-1937) are the composers most generously represented, and their music, written for performance by church choirs rather than for professional singers, while not simple, is within the capability of many amateur groups and would be a welcome addition to the repertoire of Christmas music in Western churches.
Paul Hillier's performance with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is reverent and nuanced, and the choir sings with fervent energy, impeccable intonation, and vibrant tone. The sound is ideal for the music, clear, spacious, and atmospheric.



Tracklist:

01-Bell-ringing at St. Alexander Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia
02-Our Father (Otche nash)
03-Rejoice, O Virgin
04-Verses before the Six Psalms No. 2
05-Shepherds of Bethlehem
06-Oh, What a Wonder!
07-Today the Virgin Gives Birth
08-Verses before the Six Psalms No. 1
09-The Angels Exclaimed
10-A New Joy
11-Bells Rang Early In Jerusalem
12-When Augustus Ruled Alone upon Earth
13-A Song of Good Cheer
14-Throughout the World
15-The Legend
16-Bells. Ode 1
17-Ode 3
18-Ode 4
19-Ode 5
20-Ode 6
21-Ode 7
22-Ode 8
23-Refrain before Ode 9
24-Ode 9
25-God Is With Us
26-Blessed Is the Man

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-12-21 07:51:37

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Analyzed: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / A New Joy: Orthodox Christmas
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -20.21 dB -39.96 dB 0:33 01-Bell-ringing at St. Alexander Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia
DR13 -5.21 dB -28.45 dB 3:01 02-Our Father (Otche nash)
DR12 -2.45 dB -20.56 dB 1:27 03-Rejoice, O Virgin
DR13 -3.24 dB -20.04 dB 1:49 04-Verses before the Six Psalms No. 2
DR12 -2.58 dB -20.08 dB 1:32 05-Shepherds of Bethlehem
DR15 -2.16 dB -26.99 dB 2:27 06-Oh, What a Wonder!
DR12 -3.37 dB -20.18 dB 1:54 07-Today the Virgin Gives Birth
DR14 -1.37 dB -21.01 dB 2:28 08-Verses before the Six Psalms No. 1
DR14 -0.21 dB -18.63 dB 1:38 09-The Angels Exclaimed
DR14 -4.65 dB -23.83 dB 1:32 10-A New Joy
DR12 -6.74 dB -24.07 dB 2:08 11-Bells Rang Early In Jerusalem
DR13 -5.08 dB -24.82 dB 3:04 12-When Augustus Ruled Alone upon Earth
DR15 -2.99 dB -25.08 dB 1:44 13-A Song of Good Cheer
DR14 -4.16 dB -23.41 dB 1:32 14-Throughout the World
DR14 -0.82 dB -23.10 dB 2:46 15-The Legend
DR14 -0.30 dB -21.94 dB 2:59 16-Bells. Ode 1
DR12 -0.08 dB -18.38 dB 1:34 17-Ode 3
DR14 0.00 dB -21.98 dB 2:03 18-Ode 4
DR12 -2.94 dB -21.56 dB 1:41 19-Ode 5
DR12 -8.32 dB -25.32 dB 2:00 20-Ode 6
DR13 -0.88 dB -21.54 dB 2:02 21-Ode 7
DR13 -0.29 dB -21.77 dB 2:09 22-Ode 8
DR10 -4.04 dB -21.11 dB 1:08 23-Refrain before Ode 9
DR13 -0.19 dB -20.53 dB 1:40 24-Ode 9
DR13 0.00 dB -19.25 dB 5:17 25-God Is With Us
DR12 -18.57 dB -35.12 dB 3:17 26-Blessed Is the Man
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Number of tracks: 26
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2161 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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