MIKKO SIDOROFF (b.1985): Panihida.
Catalogue Number: 11J128
Reference: NCD 30
Description: This 22-year-old Finn offers a blend of tradition and modernity with his setting of the Orthodox "All-Night Vigil" - here, perhaps uniquely on CD, for the Finnish Orthodox Church. Orthodox church music is one of the most refined and rare genres of music so it is noteworthy that there are two notes - one by Gramophone contributor Ivan Moody and the stylistic connections and departures vis-a-vis Russian Orthodox church music styles, and one by the composer on the place of the Vigil in the Orthodox Church tradition. Finnish-English texts. Anita Lintu (soprano), Ossi Jauhiainen (tenor), Chrysostomos Chamber Choir; Mikko Sidoroff. SACD hybrid