⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Performance and Sonics (in Stereo and Multichannel) from HRAudio.net for PaTRAM Institute’s new Teach Me Thy Statutes recording:
“The recording took place at the Church of Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian at the Saratov Orthodox Theological Seminary, Russia… which supports a clean acoustic ideal for the beautiful Russian monastic style, aiding the singing through its fullness and richness of sonority. The first Orthodox Psalm, “Bless the Lord, O My Soul”, shows just a few of these beautiful Russian monastic styles. In this first Psalm, quiet singing of fullness and richness of sonority is the main part, with superb diction.
The second Psalm “Blessed the Man” has a soloist (Mikhail Davydov, bass-baritone) taking the place of Man – “Out of the depths have I cried to Thee, O Lord”, and such line of each verse in rich tone is answered by the chorus in deep tones, underpinned by the five Bass profundi, whose voices go down and down like steps at the end, into silent blackness. Intensely beautiful…
…Pavel Chesnokov’s genius… is superbly collected and recorded in the best way available. I congratulate those involved, and look forward to the next in this proposed sequence. And it is interesting to note the blessing given the cast by His Eminence, Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk , in July of 2016 in the Church of Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian at the Saratov Orthodox Theological Seminary. Buy it!”