Music from Heaven

I thought all might enjoy this singing from Russia, written by Chesnikov, it is marked by his love of Basso Profundo. I think of it as praising God from the very bottom of your feet.

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Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.





8 responses to “Music from Heaven”

  1. Alyssa Sophia Avatar
    Alyssa Sophia

    I LOVE it! Thank you for posting this 🙂

  2. leatherbear Avatar

    I was at the UK premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Kanon Pokajanen (the Canon of Redemption by St Andrew of Crete) at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival – and I remember the bass parts resonating the deconsacrated church the concert was held in.

    It was a deeply moving piece by this orthodox composer and I wish there was a decent piece of video on youtube instead of 14 seconds from a concert recorded on a phone.

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  6. cbrunette Avatar

    Thank you for posting this! Exquisite!

  7. Meg Avatar

    Pavel Chesnokov is one of my favorite composers. We don’t get enough of his music in the West. (My *very* favorite Russian composer is Rachmaninov. His All-Night Vigil was one of the things that started me on my path to Orthodoxy.)

    As for the basses — I live with one in my life, my son. There’s nothing like a basso profundo, what the Russians call an “octavist.”

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