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Song NameComposer
Priidite, polonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship)Sergey Rachmaninov
Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda (Bless the Lord, O My Soul)Sergey Rachmaninov
Blazhen muzh (Blessed is the Man)Sergey Rachmaninov
Svete tikhyi (Gladsome Light)Sergey Rachmaninov
Nyne otpushchayeshi (Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant Depart)Sergey Rachmaninov
Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin)Sergey Rachmaninov
Shestopsalmiye: Slava v vyshnikh Bogu (The Six Psalms: Glory to God in the Highest)Sergey Rachmaninov
Khvalite imya Gospodne (Praise the Name of the Lord)Sergey Rachmaninov
Blagosloven yesi, Gospodi (Blessed Art Thou, O Lord)Sergey Rachmaninov
Voskreseniye Khristovo videvshe (Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ)Sergey Rachmaninov
Velichit dusha moya Gospoda (My Soul Magnifies the Lord)Sergey Rachmaninov
Slavosloviye velikoye (The Great Doxology: Glory to God in the HighestSergey Rachmaninov
Tropar: Dnes spaseniye (The Troparion: Today Salvation Has Come)Sergey Rachmaninov
Tropar: Voskres iz groba (The Troparion: Thou didst Rise from the Tomb)Sergey Rachmaninov
Vzbrannoy voyevode (To Thee, the Victorious leader)Sergey Rachmaninov

Directed by Karen P. Thomas

From 1880 to 1917 was a renaissance in Russian choral music, a great outpouring of sacred compositions by major composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Chesnokov and Kastalsky. While Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) only wrote a few choral works, they are among the crowning achievements of Russian choral music. "Vsenoshchnoye Bdeniye Op. 37 (Vespers)" encompasses a wealth of moods and emotion, ranging from meditative introspection to praise and proclamation. The 76-strong, award-winning Seattle Pro Musica is the perfect ensemble for this material, dramatically powerful on a piece like "Priidite, poklonimsya," (Come Let Us Worship), sweetly meditative on songs like "Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda" and "Shestopsalmiye: Slava v vyshnikh bogu" (The Six Psalms: Glory Be to God in the Highest), filled with wonder on "Tropar: Dnes spasneniye" (The Troparion: Thou didst Rise from the Tomb), and joyfully triumphant on "Vzbrannoy voyevode" (To Thee, the Victorious Leader). Truly wonderful, rarely-heard sacred music from one of great composers of all time.

Item code: 7556C | 1 CD | $9.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States