It's no doubt that Tchaikovsky's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom can bring a few teardrops instantly. Personally, I'm more for Rachmaninov's Liturgy, but Tchaikovsky's is just as fine. Valery Polyansky hands the work as a sacred and untouchable piece of art. Tempi are relaxed, and there is no bombast whatsoever. USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir sing from the heart: great diction and perfect dynamics. Everything on this CD is a plus, except for minimal liner notes, but that's only minor. Go on and buy this CD and be captivated.