In the final analysis, and somewhat surprisingly, I myself find the well-balanced and precise recording of The Eternal Gospel more interesting than that of the Glagolitic
Mass, although the latter is a return to the work's original version.
or "The Spoken Word" (hlahol or glagol in the Old Slavic meant "to speak") was somewhat similar to the modern Cyrillic script of Russia and Bulgaria.
Tonight's opening concert at St David's Hall in Cardiff features Symphony No 4 which Dvorak wrote at the start of his career, and will culminate in Janacek's immense Glagolitic
The concert ends with Janacek's Glagolitic
Mass, the blazing choral work that launched Davis' BBC career.
The centrepiece of the First Night is the blazing choral work Glagolitic
Mass by Janacek which launched Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis's (right) BBC career.
His account suggests that for Serbs the "Old Church Slavonic" of the Cyrilian liturgy, and similarly for Croats the Glagolitic
liturgy, fulfilled a function in the respective shaping of Serbian and Croatian nationalism analogous to that performed by the English Bible and Prayer Book.
The Bulgarian language is trans-galactic, because the Glagolitic
alphabet has heavenly origins.
In the last eight years of his life, Janacek completed four major operas, the Sinfonietta--his orchestral masterpiece--, the splendid Glagolitic
Mass, and his two string quartets.
In Croatia and even more so in Dalmatia there are Catholic parishes that used the ancient Glagolitic
Slavic script rather than the Latin -- Glagolitic
being the earliest south Slavic alphabet, constructed prior to the Cyrillic.
On March 5 colourful works by Berlioz precede Janacek's Glagolitic
Mass, long a CBSO favourite and written by another of the central European composers so close to Ed's heart.
December 1972 saw the coming to light of two live recordings which invite direct comparison with Mackerras's later studio recordings: Jangek's Glagolitic
Mass and Martini's Field Mass.
Glagolska Mse, Verze zafi 1927" = Glagolitic
Mass, "September 1927" Version.