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Something Different: Roman Hurko’s “Gentle Light”

March 10, 2011

Thanks to the great blog oboeinsight, I came across the ethereal “Gentle Light” by composer Roman Hurko, who has written original settings of The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, as well as Vespers and the Panachyda Requiem.  This particular piece is part of his Vespers and was filmed in the beautiful 11th century Vydubytsky Ukrainian Orthodox Monastery in Kyiv; it was performed by the Vydubychi Church Choir and conducted by Volodymyr Viniar.  Although to me the sound volume is a bit low, I think you will enjoy this.

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  1. H Lee Poteet permalink
    March 10, 2011 3:02 am

    And I did! It was very evocative of the liturgy at the smallest of the Russian cathedrals in San Francisco.

    • March 10, 2011 3:19 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! If I’m ever again in a city with a Ukrainian cathedral (such as Winnipeg) I’ll have to attend its worship service.

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