Sacred Songs of Russia / Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
The best compilation of standard Russian choral music I have ever heard.
—American Record Guide
"Under the direction of Elizabeth Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores deserves high praise for undertaking the exquisite repertoire included on this compact disc. The ensemble's choral sound has the depth and richness required by the material... The Russian Orthodox chant provides the moving highlight of the recording and features excellent singing by bass soloist Andre Papkov and the men of the choir."
—Sharon David Grasto, Choral Journal
"This necessary recording , made during Gloriae Dei Cantores' tour of Russia in 1990 and released the same year, features early post-Glasnost performances of modern Russian sacred composition in Russia's churches and halls. The haunting beauty and emotional power of many of the selections stems both from conductor Elizabeth Patterson's muscular and heartfelt direction, as well as from the strong faith of the singers..."
—Amy Friedman, Chorale
Catalog Number: GDCD100
Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores
Composer: Alexander Arkhangelsky, Alexandr Kastalsky, Anonymous, Dimitri Bortniansky, Gyorgy Sviridov, Mikhail Glinka, Nikolai Kedrov, Pavel Chesnokov, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Traditional, Vasily Polikarp Titov
Conductor: Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores