Rachmaninov - Vespers (2003)

Rachmaninov

St Petersburg Chamber Choir

Nikolai Korniev

Although in western Europe it is virtually taken for granted that a composer who is well-versed 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 main reason for this lay in the Russian-Orthodox liturgy, as this did not permit any kind of instruments to embellish the religion. Only singing characterized the development of the liturgical events - and that only when preaching the word of God. As an indispensable part of the orthodox religion, its main task consisted of increasing the vividness of church dogmas and imprinting them in the minds of the believers.
For a long time, the accompanying melodies were as sacrosanct as the words themselves. In the course of the Christianization process, the Russians, as of the year 988, took over both the liturgy - in the Church Slavonic translation - and its musical accompaniment together with the rules of the orthodox church. Not until Russia became more important on the whole, following the fall of Constantinople in 1453, was Russian church music able to develop independently. Diverse regional schools for singing were then established, characterized by the vocal virtuosity of outstanding vocalists.

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Rachmaninov - Vespers (2003)

Rachmaninov

St Petersburg Chamber Choir

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Producer: Wilhelm Hellweg
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen, Erdo Grot
Recording location: Elburg, The Netherlands
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Come, Let us worship
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Bless the Lord, O my soul
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Blessed be the Man
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O joyful light
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Now let thy Servant depart
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Rejoice, o Virgin
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Glory to God in the highest
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Praise the name of the Lord
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Blessed art Thou, o Lord
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Christ's resurrection: Having seen the resurrection of the Lord
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My soul magnifies the Lord
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Greater doxology
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Christ is risen from the Grave
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Thanksgiving to the Mother of God
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