Eve of St Nicholas of Myra A Joyous Feast to All!
Limited Edition CD from Cappella Romana Available now!
MT. SINAI: FRONTIER OF BYZANTIUM features exquisite Byzantine musical treasures–from the cathedrals and monasteries of the Eastern Roman Empire–preserved from destruction in the Egyptian desert at the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine at Mt. Sinai.
Features music for the medieval celebration of Vespers in honor of St. Catherine and Byzantium’s only liturgical drama, the Service of the Three Youths in the Fiery Furnace.
The program was originally commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles for its mega-exhibition “Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai.” The program was recently performed in November 2011 on Cappella Romana’s Pacific Northwest tour, and the first half for St. Catherine was performed at Yale University and Brown University on the ensemble’s East Coast tour.
Also available: EPIPHANY: Medieval Byzantine Chant, in a new re-release with updated essay by Dr. Alexander Lingas.