Good Friday in Jerusalem - Medieval Byzantine Chant / Cappella Romana

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"...This is the all-male version of Cappella Romana, and Alexander Lingas has his Portland-based ensemble going from strength to strength, perfectly judged balances among the melodists and those singing the ison, or lower drone notes, and executing these sometimes hugely challenging chants with razor-sharp precision and flawless unanimity. But what strikes me the most is the superb tonal quality of the group, rich, full, and velvety smooth in a genre that too often gives way to acerbic sonic ineptitude and soloistic grandstanding which gives chant a bad name. The resonance of the Stanford Memorial Church in California is expertly caught, though you might want to boost the volume a little. This disc is, simply, irresistible." — Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition


Product Description:


  • Release Date: July 21, 2017


  • UPC: 888295187985


  • Catalog Number: CR413-CD


  • Label: Cappella Romana


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Anonymous, Romanos the Melodist, St. Kosmas of Maïouma, Theophanes Protothronos


  • Conductor: Alexander Lingas