Galina Grigorjeva
Works for Chamber Choir and Chamber Ensembles

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Theatre of Voices
YXUS Quartet
Conrad Steinmann, recorder
Paul Hillier, conductor



Sleeve notes in English.
Lyrics in Russian transliteration and English translation.


February 2016

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1245-2


Track listing

CD 66:21
Galina Grigorjeva (1962)
Svjatki for mixed choir 15:48
1 I Slava! (Glory!) 1:49
2 II Svjatyy Vecher (Holy Evening) 1:25
3 III Podblyudnaya (Guessing Song) 3:28
4 IV Oy Kalyudka! (O, Kalyudka!) 3:11
5 V Chto Nastanet Vesna (Spring is Coming) Soloist: Else Torp 3:02
6 VI Khristu RozdjŽnnomu (To the Newborn Christ) 2:53
7 Salve Regina for vocal quartet and string quartet 8:02
Diptych for male choir 12:25
8 I Nyne otpushtshajeshi (Lord, now let your servant depart) 4:47
9 II Ne Rydai Mene, Mati (Do not lament me, O Mother) 7:38
10 Lamernt for recorder 8:41
Nature morte for mixed choir 17:19
11 I Nature morte 5:54
12 II The Butterfly 5:05
13 Who are you? 6:20
14 In paradisum for mixed choir 4:06

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Complete description

Ondine is proud to release this disc of choral works dedicated to Estonian composer Galina Grigorjeva (b. 1962). The works, recorded in the presence of the composer, are being performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Paul Hillier.

Galina Grigorjeva, originally born in Ukraine, is known for her deeply spiritual and timeless sacred vocal works. The title piece of the disc, Nature Morte, is a powerful spiritual work based on poetry by Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996). Some elements of folk music can also be heard in the vocal suite Svjatki which uses Russian folk texts. Other vocal pieces on the disc follow traditional Latin and Slavic liturgical texts.

The recordings by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir have gathered positive reviews in the worldwide press. This recording is the fifth release by the choir on Ondine.