TWO New Cappella Romana CDs in Just FIVE Days!
We are officially FIVE days away from the release of TWO new Cappella Romana recordings! And the best part is, you can purchase BOTH recordings before they are officially released during this weekend’s concerts!
Tikey Zes: Divine Liturgy
Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. This highly original Liturgy, which Zes dedicated to Cappella Romana, bears the marks of a composer long engaged with the traditions of Orthodox worship. Cumulatively opulent in its variety, level of musical difficulty and ecstatic polyphonic climaxes, this Liturgy achieves a balance of splendor with restraint that is, in an inculturated and dignified musical idiom, thoroughly Byzantine.
Robert Kyr: A Time for Life
Commissioned by Cappella Romana and inspired by the initiatives of His All-Holiness +BARTHOLOMEW Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Robert Kyr’s A Time for Life explores the urgent issue of ecological crisis through texts from the Greek Orthodox Service of the Environment, the Bible, and Native American songs, chants, and prayers.
Booklet includes a commendation by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch +BARTHOLOMEW and essays by the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on Environmental Issues; the composer Robert Kyr; and artistic director and conductor Dr. Alexander Lingas. Sung in English.