Russian Treasures

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Russian Treasures

 Nigel Short

Russian Treasures is the twentieth album from award-­winning professional choir, Tenebrae, and the first release on new label Bene Arte, established exclusively to record the choir and associated artists. Russian choral music has been a feature in Tenebrae’s concert performances since the choir’s inception and over the years they have worked extensively with Russian language coaches whilst nurturing their own characteristics of passion and precision to deliver a special and heartfelt tribute to the music of these great composers.

This disc was inspired by the rare manuscripts collected by director Nigel Short during his travels around Russia.

The exquisite collection includes some little-­known gems, rarely heard outside Russia and never before recorded in the UK, as well as some familiar favourites from this vast area of choral repertoire.



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"Highly recommended." Northern Echo, April 2014


Nigel Short


Release date: 13th Jan 2014
Order code: SIGCD900
Barcode: 635212090022

1.N´ne sil´ nebesn´yaAlexander Gretchaninov
2.N´ne otpushchayeshiSergei Rachmaninov
3.Heruvimskaya pesnNikolay Golovanov
4.Priidite, poklonimsiaSergei Rachmaninov
5.Heruvimskaya pesnSergei Rachmaninov
6.Tebe poyemSergei Rachmaninov
7.Slava Ottsu (Yedinorodn´)Nikolay Golovanov
8.Svete tihiyPavel Chesnokov
9.Tebe poyemPavel Chesnokov
10.Svete tihiyViktor Kalinnikov
11.Bogoroditse DevoSergei Rachmaninov
12.Blazhen muzhSergei Rachmaninov
13.Otche nashSergei Rachmaninov
14.Heruvimskaya pesnPavel Chesnokov
15.Otche nashNikolay Golovanov
16.Legend (The Crown of Roses)Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
17.Otche nashNikolay Kedrov
18.Vzbrannoy voyevodeSergei Rachmaninov

Russian Treasures is the first release on the new label Bene Arte, established to exclusively record the choir Tenebrae and its associated artists. The album comprises rare choral gems and sacred music from the Russian Orthodox Church, including works by Rachmaninov, Chesnokov and Golovanov. Highly recommended.

Northern Echo, Gavin Engelbrecht