Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Lisa Milena Simikic
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara
Edition:   SBMP 467
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Peter Schleif
St. Anthony Village High School 2004
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

The Thrice Holy Hymn is said at the beginning of most Orthodox services and is often chanted in the Divine Liturgy. This setting by Serbian-American Lisa Simikic is a translucent but powerful piece, ideal for a choir looking to experiment with tone clusters and contemporary harmonies. A strong bass section is a necessity, with their range dropping to a low E-flat. A Slavonic pronunciation guide is included.