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Benedict Sheehan Liturgy To Be Released October 23

[South Canaan, PA] The Saint Tikhon Choir is pleased to announce the October 23 release of Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the world première recording of a major new choral work of elegance and beauty. The Liturgy is conducted by the composer. Sheehan’s Liturgy will be released on

Saint Tikhon Choir & Company Release Chart-Topping Album

South Canaan, PA—On August 28, the world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem was released by Naxos Records. The recording—which was made during a live performance in the Washington National Cathedral in October of 2018 in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the World War I Armistice—features the combined forces of

Five-Star Review of Sheehan Liturgy from HR Audio (France)

In times of difficulty and insecurity, like now with a highly contagious virus spreading over the world, people will search for something tangible to hold on to. Something that gives warmth and hope, doesn’t change and has already for a long time been an unshakable part of humanity.  This is

Sheehan Liturgy #1 New Release on Amazon

Just days after our newest album became available for pre-order it shot to the top of Amazon’s New Releases in Opera & Vocal. It has stayed at the top of the Amazon charts ever since, even making it into the Top 100 in all CDs & Vinyl, and for a

GRAMOPHONE REVIEW: Kastalsky Requiem

Author: Ivan Moody Kastalsky’s Requiem was written as a response to the First World War. Its genesis was complicated and it exists in a number of different versions. These are usefully detailed in Vladimir Morosan’s informative booklet note, and one of them, based on the Orthodox service for the departed,

The Making of Kastalsky’s Requiem

September 1, 2020 – By Steven Fox [medium.com] It was October 27th, 2016, and I had just finished conducting a perforance at the Spaso House in Moscow. Spaso House is the US Ambassador’s residence, a neoclassical building that has been leased to the US government since 1933, and where the

KC Arts Beat Review, “A Requiem Revived” by Paul Pattison

Charles Bruffy, Kansas City Chorale and a Multitude of Forces Bring Kastalsky Work to Life by Paul PattisonSpecial to KC Arts Beat Alexander Kastalsky composed his Requiem during the turmoil of the First World War. He began conceiving of his “Requiem For Fallen Brothers” in 1914, and by 1917 it

AllMusic Review by James Manheim

Composer Alexander Kastalsky, although he was Rachmaninov‘s teacher, is not well known outside Russia. He wrote mostly church music, and it influenced his famous student and other Russian church composers of the era. This Requiem of 1917 is unique, even within his oeuvre. It’s a grand attempt to write a requiem mass