Most of them did. They're a valued treasure of the Syriac Orthodox Church.Do any works survive? How were they notated? Do we have any idea what the sounded like?
I don't know too. Armenians may have saved something from that period. Armenians are the oldest survived branch of Christianity and also as people an ancient Civilization like China (not as old though).Do any works survive? How were they notated? Do we have any idea what the sounded like?
Those are good. Great find!This is the best Byzantine chant series I have ever heard. They are very well recorded, austere, and with beautiful voices. The were made by monks of the Vatopedi monastery at Mount Athos and the University of Crete. I'm sure the fact that the University of Crete took part in this recording contributed to their value, which is both artistic and historical.
No question that he was heartbroken and stopped composing, but the cathedral was destroyed in 1931. Chesnokov died in 1944, according to what I read. @Ilarion, you are in Moscow. Surely you have been to the now-rebuilt cathedral. Do you like it? How does it compare to the original in your opinion?And poor Chesnokov who had been Director of Choral Music at Christ the Saviour Cathedral for many years became utterly heartbroken when he saw from his living room window how the godless Bolsheviks dynamited the Cathedral - He died shortly after witnessing the act.