I put my advanced copy of the new CD from Cappella Romana, Angelic Light – Music From Eastern Cathedrals, in the home stereo, unannounced, and let it play while the Mrs was cooking dinner. I’ve done such a thing before, often going unnoticed.
Not this time.
After a while, the wife said: “This is nice … who is it?”
Later, the high school senior (a vocal student at a Performing Arts school) came out of her room
Let me repeat: came out of her room
… and into the kitchen saying, “Dad? Who is this?”
So, ladies and gentlemen, there you have it; other than my playing it over and over in my car, that is my review.
Come up with your own!
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You can read a more substantive review HERE.
The new CD features:
As Many of You As Have Been Baptized
O Great and Most Sacred Pascha
Cherubic Hymn (in English Mode Plagal IV)
Communion Verse for Sundays
Great Entrance and Communion Hymn for Holy Thursday (Mode Plagal IV) — featured above
Communion Verse for Sundays (Mode Plagal I)
Now the Powers of Heaven
Cherubic Hymn (Special Melody: The Thief Beheld)
Let All Mortal Flesh
Megalynarion for Christmas
Ikos Six, from The Akáthistos Hymn
Kontakion of the Mother of God
O Tebe Raduyetsya
What Shall We Call You
Cherubic Hymn (in Greek, Mode Plagal IV)]]>