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New Additions to the Collection: Russian Liturgical and Choral Music Conducted by George Margitich, Traditional Ohioan Fiddle Music

George Margitich Collection

Smithsonian Folkways is proud to welcome conductor and music director George Margitich and a 3-album collection of Russian liturgical and choral music to the label. Two albums, Selections of Russian Sacred Music and Folk Songs and The Divine Liturgy Music of the Russian Orthodox Church feature New Jersey’s Russian-Liturgical Singers, who established the group to stimulate and broaden interest in this style of music. Also included is a performance from The Don Cossack Chorus under direction from conductor George Margitich, who began conducting the group in 1980.

Seems Like Romance to Me

Originally released in 1985 through grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts, Seems Like Romance to Me offers a detailed look into the rich Ohioan fiddle tradition, which has continued and evolved since well before statehood in 1803. We’re thrilled that it is now included in our collection. Original stock vinyl pressings are this album are available, while limited supplies last.

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