Vladimir Morosan discusses the unusual "hymnographical vacuum" between the feasts of Ascension and Pentecost, and how the Church's "liturgical anticipation" is fulfilled by the return of certain hymns on the feast of Pentecost.
Vladimir Morosan examines the manner in which the inimitable musical ethos of Orthodox Pascha (Easter) has expressed itself in different cultures and languages, in different epochs, and through a variety of musical styles.
Vladimir Morosan takes the listener on a journey through the hymnography of the Great Feast of Annunciation, which teaches the faithful how to praise the Most Holy Theotokos through direct quotation and poetic paraphrase from the Scriptures.
Vladimir Morosan discusses how the Church invites the faithful to enter into Great and Holy Lent through the hymnography of the Lenten Triodion, with special focus on the hymns of the pre-Lenten Sundays and the first week of Great Lent.
Vladimir Morosan takes an in-depth look at the music of American Orthodox composer Benedict Sheehan, as he plays selections from the CD “Till Morn Eternal Breaks,” which features Sheehan’s sacred choral works. For more information about this album, read Vladimir Morosan’s review in the Orthodox Arts Journal. This CD is available from St. Tikhon’s Seminary Bookstore and from www.musicarusica.com.
Dr. Vladimir Morosan continues his series of programs that examine the various component hymns of the Orthodox Vesper Service. This program takes an in-depth look at the First Antiphon of the First Kathisma, “Blessed Is the Man.”
Preparation is an important aspect of the Feast of the Nativity of Christ. Dr Vladimir Morosan discusses the hymns and services that lead up to the Orthodox celebration of Christmas, with a special attention to the seldom-heard hymns of the Pre-Festal cycle and Christmas Eve.
Vladimir Morosan continues an in-depth look at the music featured on the recently released CD, “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations” by the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, providing information and insights about the composers and the music featured on this important and groundbreaking CD. To purchase the CD, please visit www.musicarussica.com.
Vladimir Morosan takes an in-depth look at the music featured on the recently released CD, “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations” by the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, and gives an insider’s look at some of the reasons this CD represents an important landmark on the musical landscape of Orthodoxy in North America.
In this program Vladimir Morosan examines how liturgical services shape us through their unique musical and textual contour, with particular focus on the musical structure and shape of the Vesper service.
Dr. Vladimir Morosan describes the multi-faceted and complex range of knowledge and skills required to be an effective leader of liturgical singing in a modern-day North American Orthodox parish and the challenges that confront those who desire to acquire those qualifications.
Dr. Vladimir Morosan gives a broad overview of how the structure of Orthodox church singing developed in history, and discusses the traditional “division of labor” among singing by the clergy, the choirs and chanters, and the congregation.
Host Vladimir Morosan answers some very basic, fundamental questions regarding Orthodox music: Why do we sing in orthodox worship? What is the essence of that singing? And how does singing relate to our very core as human beings?