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- Cherubic Hymn, Znamenny chant, “Now the Powers” melody Now the Powers” Cherubic mp3
- Cherubic Hymn, Georgian chant Georgian Cherubic
- Cherubic Hymn, Serbian chant, “Nicholas the Serb” 14th cent. Nicholas/ Serb Cherubic mp3
- Of Thy Mystic Supper, Znamenny chant, L. Margitich Of Thy Mystical.mp3
- Cherubic Hymn, Russian chant, “Sophronievskaia” Sophronievskaya Cherubic mp3
- Cherubic Hymn, Znamenny chant Znamenny Cherubic mp3
- Cherubic Hymn, Znamenny chant, Tone 5, L. Margitich Znamenny Tone 5 mp3
- Cherubic Hymn, Serbian chant, Tone 1, after Mokranjac Mokranjac Serbian Cherubic mp3
- Now the Powers, Bulgarian chant Now the Powers mp3
- Let All Mortal Flesh, Russian Valaam chant Let All Mortal Flesh mp3
- Cherubic Hymn, Romanian chant, Tone 8, I. Popescu-Pasãrea Romanian Cherubic mp3
Editor’s Note: if you listen carefully to the final clip (Track 11) you can hear a bell tolling at the very end. At the airport en route to our final recording session in California, I received a call from Fr. Lawrence, saying that a member of the parish had died and some of our plans for one of the sessions he was scheduled to conduct would have to be changed due to the funeral. In the end, they decided to have the funeral in the smaller church and we decided to go ahead and record sans director in the main church, knowing we would have to discontinue once the funeral let out because of all the noise. As it happened, we were recording the final “Alleluias” of the hymn when the bell began to toll and birds burst into song. We quickly looked at each other and all knew we needed to keep going rather than stop the tape. It felt like a very appropriate and blessed thing to be able to offer our final hymn as a living memorial to the handmaid of God Olga. May her memory be eternal!
The historical essay by Dr. Dimitri Conomos is excerpted from his doctoral dissertation of 1974 on the Byzantine Trisiagia and Cherubika of the 14th–15th Centuries. One of the pieces on our album, (Track 3) is a melody taken from this thesis. You can also find us at Ancient Faith Radio, Liturgica.com, My Space, Amazon.com, last.fm radio, itunes, cduniverse, and payplay. If you like our music and would like to support us, consider going onto one of these sites and writing a review for us. .
What People are Saying:
This first recording by Cherubika (released in December) contains the Cherubic Hymn sung in a cross section of chant forms and is arguably the most beautiful sacred music recording released in 2007. –Liturgica.com
Thank you for sending “Cherubika” our way. I’ve passed this mesmerizing disc on to my programming colleagues…. Congratulations on launching your venture with such a beautiful debut CD. I wish you much success! –Gigi Yellen, NW Focus, evenings on 98.1 Classical KING FM Seattle and www.king.org
My heart is uplifted! I heard the Cherubic Hymn by Nicholas the Serb on Ancient Faith Radio and was instantly called to recollection and worship. A moment of holy joy which your CD will allow me to enter into at the prompting of the Spirit. Bless you for offering such beauty. Please be assured that I will be sending your web-site to my beloved friends and family. I have been listening to the CD The Akathist of Thanksgiving exclusively while driving to Church Sundays. I will now have another high and beautiful option, one that will, purely, prepare my heart for the most holy Sacrament. –In Christ, Val
Really beautiful, peaceful music… just the kind of music I needed after a hectic week. My thanks for sharing your wonderful music with my international audience. –Rick Alloway, Vocal Chords Acapella Radio Show, University of Nebraska