Tikey Zes: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom


Album Details

EAN/UPC: 884501950633
Catalog No: CR-410
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Liner Notes

Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. This highly original Liturgy, which Zes dedicated to Cappella Romana, bears the marks of a composer long engaged with the traditions of Orthodox worship. Cumulatively opulent in its variety, level of musical difficulty and ecstatic polyphonic climaxes, this Liturgy achieves a balance of splendor with restraint that is, in an inculturated and dignified musical idiom, thoroughly Byzantine.

Music of purity and radiance. —Gramophone

  1. Litany of Peace
  2. The Three Antiphons
  3. The Small Entrance
  4. Trisagion
  5. Alleluiarion and Gospel
  6. The Cherubic Hymn
  7. The Litany of Precious Gifts
  8. The Holy Oblation
  9. Megalynarion
  10. Conclusion of the Holy Oblation
  11. Litany of the Lord’s Prayer
  12. Communion Verse for Sunday
  13. The Communion of the Laity
  14. Post-Communion and Dismissal
  15. Prayer Behind the Ambo and Final Dismissal

Classical Net

this new look at The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is nothing short of ravishing. … We are very fortunate to have a choir like Cappella Romana to share this with us; the world is a better place as a result. ” –Brian Wigman

Audiophile Audition

there is no doubt that Zes’s music is significant, historical, and important in the larger scheme of things, and represents a segment of the contemporary Byzantine music scene that is large enough and supported enough such that it cannot be ignored. Performances are superb, and this is a first class production ” –Steven Ritter