Sergej Rachmaninov – Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37 – YouTube

Sergej Rachmaninov – Vespers

Vespers is a sunset evening prayer service in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies of the canonical hours. The word comes from the Greek ἑσπέρα and the Latin vesper, meaning “evening”. It is also referred to in the Anglican tradition as evening prayer or evensong. Wikipedia

The All-Night Vigil (Pre-reform Russian: Всенощное бдѣніе, Vsénoshchnoye bdéniye; Modern Russian: Всенощное бдение) is an a cappella choral composition by Sergei Rachmaninoff, his Op. 37, premiered on 23 March 1915 in Moscow.

0:00 Come, Let Us Worship 2:36 Bless the Lord, O My Soul 8:00 Blessed is the Man 12:23 Gladsome Light 16:30 Lord, Now Lettest Thou 20:39 Rejoice, O Virgin 23:51 The Six Psalms 27:12 Praise the Name of the Lord 29:53 Blessed Art Thou, O Lord 36:40 Having Beheld the Resurrection 40:44 My Soul Magnifies the Lord 51:32 The Great Doxology 59:07 Today Salvation 1:01:20 Thou Didst Rise 1:05:39 To Thee, the Victorious Leader Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

 

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