Chants Hymns

Chants, Hymns and Dances: Music of Gurdjieff & Tsabropoulos (2003)

Chants, Hymns and Dances - Music of Gurdjieff & Tsabropoulos (2003)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 216 MB

A fascinating new project by German cellist Anja Lechner and Greek pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos, Chants, Hymns and Dances, could be subtitled “Music from the Crossroads of the World”. It is a project that blurs the dividing lines between East and West, between composition and arrangement and improvisation, and between contemporary and traditional music. At the centre of the repertoire are compositions by Tsabropoulos, which take as their inspirational starting point ancient Byzantine hymns, and music by the Armenian-born philosopher-composer Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (c.1877-1949) which draws upon melodies and rhythms, both sacred and secular, of the Caucasus, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Chants, Hymns and Dances: Music of Gurdjieff & Tsabropoulos

Chants, Hymns and Dances: Music of Gurdjieff & Tsabropoulos
EAC (APE & CUE) | Classical | 1 CD / 216 MB

A fascinating new project by German cellist Anja Lechner and Greek pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos, Chants, Hymns and Dances, could be subtitled “Music from the Crossroads of the World”. It is a project that blurs the dividing lines between East and West, between composition and arrangement and improvisation, and between contemporary and traditional music. At the centre of the repertoire are compositions by Tsabropoulos, which take as their inspirational starting point ancient Byzantine hymns, and music by the Armenian-born philosopher-composer Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (c.1877-1949) which draws upon melodies and rhythms, both sacred and secular, of the Caucasus, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Dino Saluzzi & Anja Lechner - Ojos Negros (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dino Saluzzi, Anja Lechner - Ojos Negros (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:58 minutes | 940 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Few artists have as rich and varied a history with ECM as Dino Saluzzi. The Argentine bandoneon master has recorded 10 albums, and each one tells it's own endlessly inventive musical story. The spirit of Dino Saluzzi's work is derived from the oral tradition of Argentina's music and its value on melody and simplicity. A 1996 collaboration with the Munichbased Rosamunde Quartett became the starting point for Saluzzi's work with cellist Anja Lechner. Lechner has had her own success on ECM, most notably with her album, the hit Chants, Hymns and Dances. For the past six years, Saluzzi and Lechner have performed in concert all over Europe. Ojos Negros is the first recording from this magical duo, and creates a richly lyrical dialogue that blurs the lines between folk music, jazz and tango. This is chamber music with Argentine traditions, presented through Saluzzi compositions and the beautiful old tango tune Ojos negros (Black Eyes).
Drops of Emptiness: Songs, Chants and Poetry from Plum Village, France [repost]

Drops of Emptiness: Songs, Chants and Poetry from Plum Village, France
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 96 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 01:02:28 | ISBN-10: 1564555623 | 1997 | 43 MB
Genre: Cultures

In the Vietnamese Zen tradition, mindfully chosen music and words can serve as "soothing droplets" to cool the heart. Recorded on location at Plum Village, Drops of Emptiness invites listeners into the sanctuary of this practice. These deeply felt works include the poetry of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese folk songs and Buddhist hymns of Sister Chan Khong, and chants performed by the monks and nuns of Plum Village. An opportunity to share in musical contemplations rarely heard outside the seclusion of this cherished Zen monastery.
Stefano Battaglia Trio - Songways (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Stefano Battaglia Trio - Songways (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 78:08 minutes | 1,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Songways is the highly anticipated follow-up to the trio’s acclaimed 2011 release. Esteemed Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia and his renowned trio presents a new selection of chants, hymns and dances, all written by Battaglia and inspired by descriptions of visionary places from art and literature – from Alfred Kubin, Jonathan Swift or Charles Fourier to Italo Calvino. This instant classic finds a new balance between archaic modal pre-tonal chants and dances, pure tonal songs and hymns and abstract textures.
The Hymn Fake Book: A Collection of Over 1000 Multi-Denominational Hymns, Melody, Lyrics, Chords (Repost)

The Hymn Fake Book: A Collection of Over 1000 Multi-Denominational Hymns, Melody, Lyrics, Chords
Hal Leonard Publishing | 2000 | ISBN: 0634010433 9780634010439 | 517 pages | PDF | 21 MB

This is one of the largest, if not the largest, comprehensive collections of hymns ever assembled. It contains a huge variety of cross-denominational hymns, spanning several centuries. The Hymn Fake Book is an excellent resource for worship teams & worship leaders who desire to use hymns in their services, but have difficulty reading a standard hymnal's 4-part harmony.
Choir of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle - Gregorian Chants for All Seasons (2CD, 1991)

Choir of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle - Gregorian Chants for All Seasons (2CD, 1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 38 | Scans | 1:44:01 | ~ 535 Mb & 259 Mb
Label: VOX BOX | 5% recovery record | Genre: Religious hymns, A capella, meditative

This double CD contains hymns, psalms and creeds by the famous "Choir of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle" under the direction of Josef Schabasser. Simplistic beauty is the only way to describe it. Listen in awe to 38 Medieval Gregorian Chants for all seasons and occasions. Peaceful, glorious experience from "a capella" perfect performance by harmonic male voices. Included you will find a nice booklet with all the hymns in latin and english. Enjoy.

The Hymns of the Armenian Church (Christmas) (1998)  

Posted by armenian at Jan. 5, 2011
The Hymns of the Armenian Church (Christmas) (1998)

Armenian Christmas Hymns (1998)
Հայ Եկեղեցւոյ Ծննդեան Երգեր ու Շարականներ

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Artwork (jpg) => 254.31 MB | 50’72
Classical/Choral/Sacred | Label: Armenian Church

The Armenian Apostolic Church has a wealth of spiritual chants known as sharakans. In the course of the centuries have grown in number. The collection of hymns in the Armenian Church is called Sharaknots (Hymnal). Our blessed holy fathers, founders of the literature of translation, along with translating the Old and New Testaments, introduced' Armenian Christian Hymnology and initiated Armenian national church music. The first sharakans were written as early as 5th century AD. Some of the most inspired and multiple talented sharakan writers, who were responsive for the composition of words and melodies combined, are St. Mesrop Mashtotz, St. Moses Khorenatzi, and Patriarchs Sahak and Partev…
Sing Them Over Again to Me: Hymns and Hymnbooks in America

Sing Them Over Again to Me: Hymns and Hymnbooks in America
Publisher: University Alabama Press | pages: 376 | 2006 | ISBN: 0817315055 | PDF | 21,7 mb

This work is a study of the importance of Protestant hymns in defining America and American religion. It explores the underappreciated influence of hymns in shaping many spheres of personal and corporate life as well as the value of hymns for studying religious life. Distinguishing features of this volume are studies of the most popular hymns ("Amazing Grace," "O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing," "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"), with attention to the ability of such hymns to reveal, as they are altered and adapted, shifts in American popular religion. The book also focuses attention on the role hymns play in changing attitudes about race, class, gender, economic life, politics, and society.
Moscow Cathedral Choir - Missa Mystica, Sacred Hymns & Chants

Moscow Cathedral Choir - Missa Mystica, Sacred Hymns & Chants
FLAC+Cue+Log | Scans | 1 CD | 329 MB
Choral | Koch International Classics | 2000