Category Archives: Music

Good Friday in Medieval Jerusalem

Dear Readers, I wish you all, wherever you may be, a happy and peaceful Easter. Please enjoy this beautiful spiritual music from Cappella Romana on this special day, the day that Christ laid down his life for us all.

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The music of Saint Kassiani or Kassia the nun

Kassiani (also known as Kassia) was a ninth-century abbess and composer born in Constantinople around 810 AD. And her music is very beautiful. She was one of the first composers – and is the earliest female composer whose music has survived … Continue reading

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Early Music America Reviews Good Friday in Jerusalem

Good Friday In Jerusalem: Medieval Byzantine Chant from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Donald Rosenberg reviews Capella Romana’s Good Friday In Jerusalem recording in Early Music America Magazine. Here Cappella Romana travels back to the roots of Byzantine chant to … Continue reading

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Reproducing the sound of worship in Haghia Sophia

In response to the recent post about the music of Capella Romana, I received a note from Peter Webscott about a project to try to reproduce the original sound that may have been heard in Hagia Sophia. I think that … Continue reading

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Cappella Romana: Lament for the Fall of Constantinople Full HD

A video of the wonderful Capella Romana singing from their CD Fall of Constantinople. Something to enjoy in the background as you do your chores! A limited stock of Capella Romana CDs can be found on Amazon UK or use … Continue reading

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Cappella Romana – Live in Greece

Cappella Romana, our favourite modern Byzantine musicians are a Portland, Oregon choir that specializes in Eastern Orthodox music. This week they have released their latest recording: “Live in Greece.” The album shows off the choir’s strengths in music old and … Continue reading

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Support Cappella Romana recording in the 6th-century Church of 100 Doors on the Island of Paros

We know the music of Cappella Romana which is a professional vocal chamber ensemble founded and directed by Alexander Lingas, and is dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of East and West—Byzantium, Russia, … Continue reading

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