In the tradition of the Slavic Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Churches, composer Roman Hurko's works of sacred choral music are original settings of The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, as well as Vespers and the Panachyda Requiem. Mr. Hurko's work is faithful to these profound and centuries old Byzantine rite texts. The directness and simplicity of his byzantine rite sacred music gives prominence to the prayers.

New: Composer Myron Fedoriw's Jerusalem Matins
The Vydubychi Church Choir
& Guest Artists
Roman Hurko, Conductor

Jerusalem Matins

CARO Productions is pleased to announce the release of a new recording of composer Myron Fedoriw’s setting of: Jerusalem Matins. (Lamentations at the Tomb).

Download on iTunes here Hardcopy CD version available Fall 2017!

Mr. Fedoriw (1907-1996) composed this setting in 1972, in Chicago, using the Church Slavonic language. (The traditional liturgical language of the Eastern Slavic Churches.) This piece is an SATB setting of traditional Ukrainian melodies, and chant from the Lviv Irmologion (1904). It is a shortened setting of Matins for Great and Holy Saturday. The harmonies are consonant, with an imaginative classical vocabulary. In the tradition of the Byzantine Rite, the psalmody has been arranged for alternating double chorus by Roman Hurko, contemporary sacred music composer, who conducts the renowned Vydubychi Church Choir & Guest Artists, of Kyiv, Ukraine.