I just found out, courtesy of fellow Hellenist Todd Jackson (thanks, Todd!), that an amazing piece of music is now available in the US – Yannis Markopoulos’ choral masterpiece, The Liturgy of Orpheus. It can be bought on iTunes, or ordered either on CD or download from the Naxos website.
I first came across this work in a used CD store (in the original Greek recording) right at the time that I was discovering the existence of modern Hellenismos, and I still believe that this “coincidence” was one of the factors that led me to realize that it was a viable spiritual path for me.
The US release is a new recording – the narration that introduces almost every song is in English in this version, but as far as I can tell from the samples I could hear, the songs are still sung in Greek. Here’s a track from the original Greek recording – the whole piece is this good.