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Mikis Theodorakis – Requiem

Mikis Theodorakis – Requiem

Requiem to the texts of St. John of Damascus *

Jeanne Polevtsova, mezzo-soprano
Lyubov Zhiltsova, soprano
Petr Migunov, bass
Aleksandr Timchenko, tenor
Choir, Children’s Choir and St. Petersburg State Academy Symphony Orchestra
Capella M.I. Glinka
Composer and conductor: Mikis Theodorakis

1. Evlogitos o Theos – 00:01
2. Evlogitos ei Kyrie – 12:09
3. Doxa – To Trilampes – 21:38
4. Pia tou Biou Tryfi – 27:09
5. Oimoi, Oion Agona – 30:34
6. Pou Estin i tou Kosmou – 36:58
7. Emnisthin Tou Profitou – 40:16
8. Kat’ Eikona Sin kai Omoiosin – 46:45
9. Doxa Patri – 50:12
10. Makarioi – 52:22
11. Exelthomen – 58:31
12. Amin – 1:05:04

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 18 October, 2016

* Note: Requiems are normally heard in the Western world in Latin. St. John of Damascus is a Father of the Greek Orthodox Church and, thus, the text is written and sung in Greek. Theodorakis is following the tonality and the long choral tradition of that church.

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