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Eastern church music emerged together with the early church,
as was the case in the West.  Musical evolutions are likewise
comparable: unison roots, polyphonic developments such as the demestvenny polyphony, classicistic music by Vedel or Bortniansky,
into the 19th-century giants such as Tchaikovsky or Rachmaninov. 
There is obviously a contemporary school to, with Stravinsky or
Pärt.

Molitva compiles its repertoire throughout all these periods,
focussing on the romantic style, occasionally experimenting with contemporary music.  The main characteristics of romantic Russia
are an overwhelming choral sound, expressive phrasing and rich harmonies.  These elements combine to make romantic Russian
music into an unforgettable experience.

The Russian orthodx church, in contrast with other orthodox
traditions, does not employ the vernacular language of its
country.  Russian orthodox liturgy is celebrated in Church Slavonic,
a linguistic predecessor of modern Russian.