Author Archive for Benedict Sheehan

Till Morn Eternal Breaks

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On November 9, a new recording by the Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery of original compositions and arrangements, entitled “Till Morn Eternal Breaks: Sacred Choral Music of Benedict Sheehan,” will go on sale from St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press. (To…

On History and Tradition: A Review of Cappella Romana’s “Good Friday in Jerusalem”

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For makers of music, history, by its mere existence, presents challenges. A recent headline in the Onion ran, “Nation’s Historians Warn The Past Is Expanding At Alarming Rate.” While we can smile at the joke, there’s a way in which the specter…

The Picture and the Frame

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“A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.” —Leopold Stokowski It is a curious thing that most of the earth, most of the time, is completely silent—forests, mountain ranges, deserts, prairies, glaciers, oceans, the vast…

The Patriarch Tikhon Choir – Their Sound Hath Gone Forth

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For Immediate Release The Patriarch Tikhon Choir, a unique choral ensemble made up of professional singers from Russia and North America, under the direction of renowned Moscow conductor Vladimir Gorbik, will perform their premiere concert series of Orthodox sacred choral…