This CD is perhaps unique in the history of vocal and choral music in that it combines a Russian Male voice choir with a English composer to sing Russian and American folk songs. Where else in the world will you be able to buy a recording of one of the best Russian choirs singing a impossible difficult and stunning arrangement of Shenandoah or hear their gentle approach to a inventive setting of The Streets of Laredo. The Rites of Passage compositions are beautiful moving settings of six Pushkin poems in English. From the romanticism of the Flower to the saddness of the Elegy there is a depth and expanse of emotion both in the singing and the settings. The mood is then lightened by the evocative setting of Russian folk tunes. Humour and tragedy abound and are combined with singing of impossible statue and emotion. This really is a unique CD recording. The only one of its kind in the world.
The Choral Music of David F Golightly
PERFORMED BY: The Soglasie Male Voice Choir of St Petersburg