3 CDs of Traditional and Liturgical Georgian Music:

22 02 2008

Orrologion: Georgian music has a haunting, piercing sound. Its liturgical music offers an Orthodox musical tradition that escapes the polarity between Byzantine chant as preserved in the Greek tradition, the traditional Znamenny chant of Russia and various ‘westernized’ forms of relatively recent introduction into Orthodoxy (e.g., Obikhod). Georgian liturgical music is, fascintingly, trinitarian in its structure: it has a three-part structure different than than the one part (with ison) of Byzantine and Znamenny chant or the westernized four part harmonies of post-Petrine Russia.

Audio CDs

from the ORROLOGION blog