- Mamao Chveno, "Our Father, Who Art in the Heavens...", recorded by the Sandro Kavsadze Choir, Tbilisi, 1907
- Shoba Sheni Ukhrts'nel Ars, "Your Birthing is Everlasting, Oh Virgin...", recorded by the Gigo Erkomaishvili Choir, Kutaisi, 1907
Recorded by the English Gramophone Company between 1902-1914, these unique recordings bring to life the sounds of a lost oral chant tradition, indigenous to the Christian kingdom of Georgia for many centuries....
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- Jvarsa Shensa, "To Your Cross" by the Anchiskhati Church Choir, from Sacred Music from the Middle Ages, 1998
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Georgian chant comprises music sung for the Georgian Orthodox liturgical services. It developed over several centuries, and was maintained as an oral tradition until the end of 19th century, when only a handful of older singers could remember the more sophisticated, rare variants and the all-important skill of improvised harmonization...
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