“Sourp Sourp (Holy Holy)” [Komitas] – St. Petersburg Chamber Choir from Sacred Treasures III



“Sourp Sourp (Holy Holy)”
from “Sacred Treasures III: Choral Masterworks from Russia and Beyond” (Hearts of Space Records)
Written by Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonian)
Performed by St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
Directed by Nikolai Korniev
Recorded in St. Catherine’s Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, Russia

Available at
Amazon: http://bit.ly/SacredTreasures3
HOS Records (V-E.com) : http://tinyurl.com/SacredTreasures3-VE
iTunes : http://tinyurl.com/o4p6m72

The ethnomusicologist, monk, choir master Komitas, who lived from 1869-1935, was one of Armenia’s greatest composers. His setting of the “Patarag,” the Armenian Divine Liturgy, includes this lyrical jewel. Usually sung by an all-male or all-female choir, the piece is performed here by a mixed choir, recorded especially for the “Sacred Treasures III: Choral Masterworks from Russia and Beyond” compilation.

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