Benedict Sheehan: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (2018)

Liturgical Music in America

Liturgical music is closely bound up with the people that sing it. Language, history, culture, experience, education, social class, all of these things shape the sound-world of worship. The people that founded Orthodox parishes in America more than a century ago—for the most part, immigrants from Russia, Greece, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East—brought their music with them, and in doing so they formed the foundations of an Orthodox musical tradition in this country…

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Opening Litany from newly composed work

Opening Litany from newly composed work

Rowan Sheehan