Mostly English words; one Russian phrase is used at the beginning of each movement.
"The Akathist in the Orthodox church is a hymn of thanksgiving or supplication used on special occasions"--Composer's note. For AACtCtTBarBB soloists, SATB choir and orchestra. Words by Gregory Petrov, translated into English by Mother Thekla. Words also printed as text preceeding score. Duration: ca. 90:00.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1932 Fund.