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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Roman Hurko - New Year, New Recordings

If you're a fan of Byzantine liturgical music, make sure to keep an eye (and ear!) on Canadian composer Roman Hurko. He's worked with a number of different choirs and ensembles, and has released several CDs. The most recent are with the Borysthene choir of Paris, France; the Pokrov choir from Kyiv, Ukraine; and the Archangel Voices choir in Connecticut, USA.

Words of encouragement recently came his way from Clarence House, London, the official residence of HRH Prince Charles.

His Royal Highness was deeply touched that you should have taken the trouble to send the CD of Roman Hurko's sacred music, and, as a great admirerer of Sir John Taverner's compositions, he was very interested to learn about this young and talented composer and to listen to his music - he very much hopes that Mr. Hurko's career as a composer continues to go from strength to strength.

More, including music samples and downloadable sheet music, can be found at Roman's website here.

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