Rachmaninov vespers 12 greater doxology znamenny chant duration. One of this huge countrys most positive influences on the world has been in the realm of classical music. What is it about rachmaninov s vespers or the allnight vigil that makes it such a haunting cornerstone of the choral repertoire. Avrotros vrijdagconcert, vrijdag 9 juni 2017, in tivolivredenburg te utrecht. Rachmaninov the allnight vigil vespers vestchernya vespers. For the best experience please update your browser. Mass for mixed choir, op 37 valery polyansky, conductor recorded live at the smolensk cathedral 1. Thank you for choosing yourclassical as your goto for your classical music. The title of the work is often mistranslated as simply vespers.
The london symphony chorus skilfully executed the technically difficult composition. Jun 19, 2015 although in western europe it is virtually taken for granted that a composer who is wellversed in all genres also writes church music, thereby enriching the catholic or protestant religions with this sacred music composed for all different ensembles, russian composers did not discover sacred music until relatively recently. The rachmaninov vespers 1993 recording nikolai korniev, st. Valeri polyansky recording 1986 smolensk, dormition of the theotokos cathedral. Rachmaninov vespers 5 now lettest thou depart youtube. Sergei rachmaninoff vespers allnight vigil youtube. Rachmaninov s vespers, and this recording specifically, is one of the most gorgeous pieces of music i have heard in my life. Secon alto part from rachmaninov vespers opus 37 all night vigil, for practicing purposes. World renowned conductor paul hillier leads the estonian philharmonic chamber choir through rachmaninov s magnificent allnight vigil, often regarded as the capstone of orthodox church music. This period, which began in the 1880s and lasted until the communist takeover in 1917, was a time when dozens of russian composers, from such prominent figures as tchaikovsky and rimskykorsakov. Buy rachmaninov vespers and complete allnight vigil by estonian philharmonic chamber choir, rachmaninov, paul hillier from amazons classical music store. Here to access any or all midi files on this site singing practice. The royalty network publishing, bmi broadcast music inc.
Usage attributionnoncommercialno derivative works 3. Its as beautifully sung and as artfully interpreted and as wonderfully shaped as the best performances, but. Priidite, poklonimsya i pripadem khristu tsarevi nashemu bogu. Rachmaninoff, vespers, russian music, orthodox music, tony garner, rhodes college, st. This winter, the olympic games are taking place in sochi, russia. The piece consists of settings of texts taken from the russian orthodox allnight vigil ceremony composed in less than two weeks in january and february 1915, rachmaninov s work is a culmination of the preceding two decades of.
Sergei rachmaninoff s allnight vigil, opus 37, stands as the crowning achievement of the golden age of russian orthodox sacred choral music. Marys cathedral memphis, tennessee sunday, february 15, 1998, tony garner, conductor. Rachmaninov o theotokos evervigilant in prayer by vitaliygr. The piece consists of settings of texts taken from the russian orthodox allnight vigil. Rachmaninoffs vespers has recceived many recordings over the years, but this new telarc cd with the robert shaw festival singers is one of the best to date. Rachmaninoff was born in 1873 in semyonovo, near novgorod, in northwestern russia. The roots of the russian orthodox church are traceable back into the third century a. Rachmaninov is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. I cannot speak to the musical merits of this particular recording, and others here have done a nice job of that anyway. Tenor 2 part of rachmaninov vespers allnight vigil opus 37, for practicing purposes. Rachmaninov vespers 3 blessed is the man psalm 1 youtube. Vespers, the evening prayer service of the orthodox church, is the reason for rachmaninovs greatest achievement. Sergei rachmaninov ussr academic russian choir, artistic director alexander sveshnikov vespers.
Glory be to god vespers page 34, rachmaninov, 2007 november. Although often referred to as rachmaninov s vespers, these 15 movements for unaccompanied chorus make up an allnight vigil service, which consists not only of vespers nos 16, but also includes the liturgical offices of matins 711, lauds 12 and prime 15. This is the liturgical language of the russian orthodox church, which is a semi. Sergei rachmaninov, ussr academic russian choir, art. Tenor 1 part of rachmaninov vespers opus 37, for practice purposes. In addition to the variety of music streams we have, were proud to offer features like the one youre reading right now. Rachmaninov vespers allnightvigil opus 37, bass 1 part, for practicing purposes. Rachmaninov vespers 2003 rachmaninov st petersburg chamber choir nikolai korniev. Has there ever been an outright bad recording of rachmaninov s vespers a. New york, beginning with an intensely dramatic reading of sergei rachmaninovs op 37 vespers from 1915, a piece that is as much. Rachmaninoff s vespers all night vigil is a powerful and soothing musical offering that reflects a feeling of hope in the midst of sorrow, as well as, a sense of power, glory and peace of god, that is part and parcel of the christian ideal and the russian orthodox variety of christian worship. Any mention of sergei rachmaninov and thoughts tend to turn either to his extravagant, virtuosic piano concertos or to the romantic lyricism of his symphonies.
Sergej rachmaninov vespers allnight vigil, for alto. Mass for mixed choir, op 37 conducted by timothy krueger performed by st. Polyansky born 1949, who has been with the choir since its founding in 1971. Sonata for cello and piano in g minor brendan kinsella. Although in western europe it is virtually taken for granted that a composer who is wellversed in all genres also writes church music, thereby enriching the catholic or protestant religions with this sacred music composed for all different ensembles, russian. Letssingit is a crowdsourced lyrics database, created by and maintained by people just like you. The breathtaking reading builds on a serene affirmation of religious faith, adding an array of timbral and harmonic effects and virtuosic techniques. Although in western europe it is virtually taken for granted that a composer who is wellversed in all genres also writes church music, thereby enriching the catholic or protestant religions with this sacred music composed for all different ensembles, russian composers did not discover sacred music until relatively recently. Petersburg chamber choir on allmusic 1994 while there are plenty of contestants these days. Lso0781 rachmaninov allnight vigil vespers albums lso. Rachmaninov vespers estonian philharmonik chamber choir. Rachmaninov the allnight vigil vespers vestchernya vespers 1. Adrian nikiel, katarzyna bieniaszewska, michal raczkowski, joanna dacko, irina bogdanovich.
A more accurate transliteration of his name into english would be sergey rakhmaninov, but he chose to use the french version sergei rachmaninoff after leaving russia in 1918. Rachmaninov vespers allnightvigil opus 37, alto i voice for practising purposes. Rachmaninoffs vespers powerfully moving choral masterpieces. For practicing rachmaninov allnightvigil opus 37, soprano 1 part addeddate 201102 16. Adagio sostenuto, performed by polish national radio symphony orchestra. Rachmaninoff vespers are profoundly beautiful choral chants, based on the all night vigil service. If you need to economise, there is a good, rather too brisk but still very russiansounding performance of the vespers by the ukrainian dumka choir as part of a superbargain three disc set by brilliant classics which also offers the best performance of rachmaninov s liturgy of st john chrysostom and there are other variants in the brilliant. Discover what really went into this remarkable piece. Rachmaninov allnight vigil melodiya melcd10065 rmo. Sergei vasilievich rachmaninov 18731943 the allnight vigil is an a cappella choral composition written and premiered in 1915.
Rachmaninovs allnight vigil vespers is also one of the loveliest. Rachmaninov vespers 2003 pentatone nativedsd music. The ussr ministry of culture chamber choir, directed by the incomparable valeri polyansky, is today known as the russian state symphony capella and continues to be conducted by mr. Rachmaninoff was not a great churchgoer, and in fact had stopped going completely by the time he composed his vespers, and his other great a cappella work, the liturgy of st john chrysostom op. Rachmaninov vespers 8 praise the name of the lord ps. Mixed chorus sheet music book by sergei rachmaninoff 18731943. Even mstislav rostropovichs with choral arts society of washington, while sloppily conducted and stodgily sung, still comprehends and expresses the spirit of the work, the combination of devotion and rapture that touches the heart and inspires the soul. The best of sergei vasilievich rachmaninoff 1 april o.1112 561 1326 745 453 1311 1534 602 870 1359 1430 770 157 1214 901 547 417 1537 539 1136 1469 234 618 1309 1160 1023 1004 674 1378 1374 1485 248 178 528