Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Ippoitov-Ivanov
Arranger:   Vladimir Morosan
Publisher:   Musica Russica
Edition:   CT 06443
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Harry Mechell
Winona State University 1993
R&R Chair College & University

“Blagoslove, Dushe, Moya, Ghospoda” is a setting of the Psalm 103 text “Bless the Lord, O My Soul. ” Set by Ippolitov-lvanov in a typical Russian a cappella style, it is chordal, solemn, and emotional. Edited by Vladimir Morosan, it includes the original Slavonic and a very understandable transliteration which is easy to use. This is No. 2 from Ippolitov-lvanov’s Liturgy, op. 37. Very singable and a good introduction to choral music of the Russian Orthodox Church Liturgy.