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The Rudder is available on the go, anytime, and anywhere providing Orthodox sacred music to reach people throughout the world and in all walks of life, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, clergy and laity, with the beautiful and transforming music of Orthodox worship. The Rudder is powered by the Orthodox Christian Network, an affiliated ministry of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America.

The Rudder is programmed by Dr. Vladimir Morosan, the host of  Icons in Sound, who has worked in Orthodox liturgical music for over 35 years, as a scholar, as a choral conductor, as a teacher, and as a publisher. The Rudder offers a unique opportunity to reach people throughout the world and in all walks of life, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, clergy and laity, with the beautiful and transforming music of Orthodox worship.

The Rudder’s Mission

  • The Rudder provides a serene listening experience of profound spiritual beauty, offering the finest recordings of Orthodox liturgical music around the clock, drawn from the world-wide heritage of Orthodox liturgical chant and sacred choral music.
  •  The Rudder marks the feasts and seasons of the Orthodox liturgical year by means of musical programming.
  • The Rudder seeks to acquaint listeners with Orthodox music in a variety of styles, national origins, and languages, including traditional liturgical chant of Byzantine and Slavic traditions, Orthodox choral music from Russia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, and Greece, as well as compositions and arrangements by American Orthodox composers. 

Author

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    Dr. Vladimir Morosan, Founder and President of Musica Russica, is one of the leading experts outside Russia in the fields of Russian choral music and Orthodox liturgical music. After completing his undergraduate degree in music at Occidental College, in Los Angeles, California, he received his masters and doctoral degrees in choral music and musicology from the University of Illinois. Combining his Russian heritage with an abiding love for choral music, he undertook groundbreaking research in Europe and the former Soviet Union under the auspices of fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, IREX/Fulbright-Hays Exchange Program, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In the process, he compiled one of the largest and most complete reference collections of Russian choral scores, which became the basis for the ongoing series, Monuments of Russian Sacred Music, published by Musica Russica. His book Choral Performance in Pre-Revolutionary Russia (1986) is considered the definitive study of this topic. Vladimir Morosan is Founder and Artistic Director of Archangel Voices, a professional-level choral ensemble dedicated to producing CDs of Orthodox liturgical music in English. He is also the composer and editor of numerous choral arrangements, chiefly for Orthodox liturgical use, and the Program Director of The Rudder, an internet radio program that airs on the Orthodox Christian Network. He serves as consultant to the music departments of the Orthodox Church in America and the Antiochian Orthdodox Christian Archdiocese, and is Director of Liturgical Music at St. Anthony Antiochian Orthodox Church in San Diego, California.

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Dr. Vladimir Morosan, Founder and President of Musica Russica, is one of the leading experts outside Russia in the fields of Russian choral music and Orthodox liturgical music. After completing his undergraduate degree in music at Occidental College, in Los Angeles, California, he received his masters and doctoral degrees in choral music and musicology from the University of Illinois. Combining his Russian heritage with an abiding love for choral music, he undertook groundbreaking research in Europe and the former Soviet Union under the auspices of fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, IREX/Fulbright-Hays Exchange Program, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In the process, he compiled one of the largest and most complete reference collections of Russian choral scores, which became the basis for the ongoing series, Monuments of Russian Sacred Music, published by Musica Russica. His book Choral Performance in Pre-Revolutionary Russia (1986) is considered the definitive study of this topic. Vladimir Morosan is Founder and Artistic Director of Archangel Voices, a professional-level choral ensemble dedicated to producing CDs of Orthodox liturgical music in English. He is also the composer and editor of numerous choral arrangements, chiefly for Orthodox liturgical use, and the Program Director of The Rudder, an internet radio program that airs on the Orthodox Christian Network. He serves as consultant to the music departments of the Orthodox Church in America and the Antiochian Orthdodox Christian Archdiocese, and is Director of Liturgical Music at St. Anthony Antiochian Orthodox Church in San Diego, California.

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