Ancient Slavonic Chants

Ancient Slavonic Chants

Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble MON71763

The liturgical chants in this recording—originally released by Monitor Records in 1994—come from the monastic tradition of medieval Bulgaria and are sung in Old Church Slavonic, the earliest recorded language of the Slavic peoples. The chants are performed a capella by the Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny (Ivan Koukouzel the Angel-Voiced) Ensemble, named after the renowned 14th-century Bulgarian composer. Two of his compositions are included in this album (tracks 6 and 7). The ensemble’s director, Tanya Christova, is a Bulgarian music scholar who has compiled early Slavic chants from throughout Bulgaria and transcribed them into modern notation. Brief liner notes provide background information on this singing tradition.

Year Released 1994
Record Label Monitor Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1994 Monitor Records
Genre(s) Sacred; World
Country(s) Bulgaria; Russia; USSR (former)
Subject(s) Religious; World music
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101 Dostoyno Yest (It Is Truly Meet) (Averkya Monach Rylets - from the Liturgy) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 2:50
102 Kheruvimska Pesen (Cherubic Hymn)(Old Bulgarian Hymn from the Liturgy) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 5:51
103 Voskreseniya Den (The Day of the Resurrection)(Neophyte Riisky- from Easter Matins) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 2:50
104 Tebe Poyem (We Praise Thee)(Old Bulgarian Chant- from the Liturgy) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 2:30
105 Radouysya Vsechistaya (Rejoice, All Pure One) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 7:52
106 Aniksantar Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 8:49
107 Vladikou E Sveshtenonachalnika (Our Master and High Priest preserve, O Lord, for many years) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 4:01
108 Te-Ri-Rem (Finale of Polieley Na Bulgarkata)(Lament of the Bulgarian Woman) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 4:19
109 Dostoyno Yest (It Is Truly Met) (From the Elena Region; notated by Bishop Nikolai) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 3:13
110 Angel Vopiyashe (The Angel Cried Out) (From the Elena region; notated by Dunovsky) Ivan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble 4:36
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