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  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at Feb. 1, 2007
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.

John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns (2011)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 5, 2018
John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns (2011)

John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 333 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 31 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Roots Rock, Americana | New West Records #NW6206

Since John Hiatt and the major labels decided to go their separate ways around the turn of the century, his approach to record making has been direct and organic; most of his albums have sounded as if Hiatt and his sidemen put them together without a lot of fuss, placing the emphasis squarely on Hiatt's dependably strong material and tough, flinty vocal style. But 2011's Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns is a more polished and ambitious affair than Hiatt has delivered in years. The sessions were produced by Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with Aerosmith, the Black Crowes, Dream Theater, and Journey, and though his approach isn't especially intrusive, the sound of this record is certainly more luxurious, with the guitars sounding bigger, the drums booming a bit louder, and strings and keyboards decorating several tracks and the arrangements, gaining a greater sense of drama along the way.

Gregorian - Holy Chants (2017)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 29, 2017
Gregorian - Holy Chants (2017)

Gregorian - Holy Chants (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
TELAMO, 405380431121 | RU | ~ 252 or 94 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 12 Mb
New Age, Enigmatic, Choral | Unofficial Release

One of the most successful pop/classical fusion projects, Gregorian mixes well-known pop and rock songs with Gregorian chants. Overseen by producer Frank Peterson, co-founder of Michael Cretu's Enigma outfit, Gregorian's first album, Masters of Chant, released in 1999 (an early 1991 Peterson album released under the name Gregorian isn't counted among the group's official releases, but already employs the same aesthetic), became a smash hit throughout Europe, entering the Top Ten in nine different countries…
Cyrus Chestnut - Blessed Quietness: A Collection Of Hymns, Spirituals And Carols (1996)

Cyrus Chestnut - Blessed Quietness: A Collection Of Hymns, Spirituals And Carols (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 157 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Covers included
Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 82948-2 | Time: 00:51:29

Cyrus Chestnut covers a wide range of hymns, carols and spirituals on this outstanding solo piano CD. A very dramatic "Holy, Holy, Holy" would inspire any congregation, while the rich voicings in "We Three Kings" are subtle yet moving. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" is the most compelling track, with a thought-provoking arrangement that makes great use of space.
Madeleine Peyroux - Secular Hymns (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Madeleine Peyroux - Secular Hymns (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:29 minutes | 732 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

2016 marks Madeleine Peyrouxs twentieth anniversary as a recording artist with the release of Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating melange of funk, blues and jazz. Peyroux set out to record a collection of songs with their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness & inner dialogue, a communal consciousness & a spiritual essence. Here, Madeleine intimately renders tunes by seminal blues artists like Willie Dixon & Lil Green, gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, dub star Linton Kwesi Johnson, 3 renowned American composers (Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Allen Toussaint), 19th century composer Stephen Foster & ending with a traditional African-American Spiritual.
Lawrence Wiliford - O Gladsome Light: Sacred Songs, Hymns & Meditations (2017)

Lawrence Wiliford - O Gladsome Light: Sacred Songs, Hymns & Meditations
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:26 min | 196 MB
Label: Stone Records | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

In collaboration with world-class musicians pianist Steven Philcox, violinist Marie Bérard, and violist Keith Hamm tenor Lawrence Wiliford brings his acclaimed interpretive skill in song to music of early 20th century England that is beautiful, humble, and intimate. This survey of sacred songs and hymns by Gustav Holst, his pupil Edmund Rubbra, and his lifelong friend and colleague Ralph Vaughan Williams, visits the melodic and sacred themes that are common among the three composers. It devotes particular attention to Rubbras songs, which are less well known than many by his two senior colleagues.

The Hymns of the Armenian Church (Easter) (2000)  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 8, 2017
The Hymns of the Armenian Church (Easter) (2000)

Armenian Hymns Easter (2000)
Հայ Եկեղեցւոյ Յարութեան Մեղէդիներ ու Շարականներ

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Artwork (jpg) => 248.58 MB| 43:58
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…
Isabel Bayrakdarian - Mother of Light: Armenian hymns and chants in praise of Mary - 2016

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Mother of Light: Armenian hymns and chants in praise of Mary
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | PDF | 2.18 GB
Classical | Delos/DEL 3521

Soprano sorceress Isabel Bayrakdarian, acclaimed internationally for her glittering accomplishments on both stage and screen, presents – in this hypnotically alluring album of Armenian sacred music – a more spiritual aspect of her multifaceted musical persona…
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent - Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)

Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent
under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Sacral, Choral, Ethnic | Label: Auvidis | # D 8301 | Time: 01:14:52

The Russian Orthodox Novodevichy Convent, dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, was founded in 1524. According to UNESCO, Novodevichy is the best known convent in Moscow, and in 2004 was proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1989 recording features the choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov. The album is dedicated to the great jubilee of the Millennium of Baptism of Russia, which celebrated a thousand years of Christianity in Russia.