Georgy Sviridov «Holy Pascha»

 

 

The Moscow Patriarchal Choir of Christ the Saviour Cathedral and Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Ilya Tolkachev.                       Orchestration & reconstruction by composer Anton Viskov.

 

Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998) was one of the greatest Russian composers of choral music in the latter half of the 20th century. However, since    most of his life was lived under Communism, he did not overtly write sacred music. Most of his sacred works — on a variety of liturgical and     non-liturgical texts — only came to light after the fall of Communism.

The ‘Moscow Patriarch Choir’ represents the «first-fruits» of the composer’s many years of carrying this music within himself…

 

© Moscow Easterfestival 2013 | Church Council Hall of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia

 

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