Gloria in Excelsis
This is the very first time that such a recording of Armenian Church music has been produced with children's choir and bell choir combination. The CD includes 21 tracks of Excerpts from Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church, Hymns of Armenian Christmas and other Armenian Spiritual melodies. All titles are given in English, Traditional Armenian, Armenian with English transliteration and Latin if the Latin equivalent exists. Narek Bell Choir of St. Mary Armenian Church is the first and only bell choir in the Armenian church today. It was founded in 2000 under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Vertanes Kalayjian and music director Leon Khoja-Eynatyan. The choir's repertoire includes Armenian Church Hymns(Sharagans), Armenian folk music, Armenian spirituals, carols from around the world and popular songs.