080400 - Liturgy, Apostol Nikolaev - Strumski
Artist: Konstantin Mirinsky (bass), Dimitar Bonev (tenor), Alis Bovarian (alto), Vaniliya Kisyova (soprano), Miroslav Mihailov (bass), Nikolina Pankova (soprano), Yuri Lefedjiev (bass), Sunai Muratov (tenor), Madrigal Sofia Chamber Choir
Label: Gega New
Liturgy CD by Apostol Nikolaev - Stroumski , whose liturgy is in accordance with the established Orthodox canon in Bulgaria, adding several chants. The Sofia Madrigal is performin, conducted by Stoyan Kralev.
The Liturgy in this CD includes basic and traditional chants, arranged according to the canons of East-Orthodox Christianity. The fourteen parts are brilliant choral arrangements by Apostol Nikolaev-Stroumsky based on ages-old melodies and liturgical texts from the respective moments of the religious service. A long-standing chorus-master of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Nikolaev-Stroumsky harmonized the old tunes with much taste and creative attitude. The Liturgy breathes spiritual elevation and purity, and devotion to God. The choir and the soloists interpret the style of the work with mastery and inspiration.