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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY

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Interesting Tidbit of Music History and Appreciation

shared with us by Protopsalti John-Peter Presson

... Just for information, Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov was a composer of a "school" of composers called the Mighty Handful (Bakakirev, Rimski Kosakov, Mussorsky, Cui, and Borodin) -Russian composers that were steering away from the European Romanticism of Tsaikovski and more to using actual themes from Russian cultural and religious musical subjects.

Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Paschal Festival Overture, Op. 36 has themes from the Paschal Service interwoven.
15 minutes

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p.s. A big theme in RimskyKorsakov's music was easternism and non-western scales – as one can hear approximation of this in the Sheharizad Suite
(Hans Zimmer's film music masters class ad is interesting too, but that's beside the point.)

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