One can purchase from Concilar Press a CD of Znamenny chant from Valaam Monastery.
I had never heard a style quite like it. Compared to the Russian chants I have heard, it is much simpler and shall we say more tranquil and condusive to the meditation required in monasticism. It has an ison, which brings it closer to its Byzantine roots.
Much preferrable over the polyphonic chants that too often feature a major key, which doesn't appeal to someone more attuned to Arabic and Greek Byzantine style of chant.
I notice the same difference between today's Serbian chants and medieval
monastic Serbian chants. Is there a name for the latter?
In IC XC