Rachmaninoff Vespers
  • CAT # 80172-25

    1. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Priidite, Poklonimsya - Come, Let Us Worship 2:59
    2. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya - Bless The Lord, O My Soul 6:13
    3. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Blazhen Muzh - Blessed Be The Man 6:15
    4. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Svete Tikhyi - O Serene Light 4:18
    5. Rachmaninoff: Nyne Otpushchayeshi (Now let Thy Servant Depart) from Vespers 4:05
    6. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Bogoroditsye Devo, Raduisya - Rejoice, O Virgin 3:08
    7. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu - Glory To God in the Highest 2:35
    8. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Khvalite Imya Gospodne - Praise the Name of the Lord 3:28
    9. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Blagosloven Yesi, Gospodi - Blessed Art Thou, O Lord 6:26
    10. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Voskreseniye Khristovo Videvshe - Having Seen the Resurrection of the Lord 3:38
    11. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Velichit Dusha Moya Gospoda - My Soul Magnifies the Lord 7:40
    12. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu - Glory to God in the Highest 7:53
    13. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Dnes Spaseniye Miru Byst - Troparia of the Day of Salvation 1:55
    14. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Voskres Iz Groba - Christ is Risen from the Grave - Troparia of the Resurrect 3:12
    15. Rachmaninoff: Vespers: Vzbrannoy Voyevode - Thanksgiving to the Mother of God 1:48

GRAMMY Award Winner for Best Engineered Recording, Classical

During the second annual Robert Shaw Institute of Music Festival held in July 1989 in south-central France, Telarc recorded the Vespers setting by Rachmaninoff. Vespers is a musical setting for a night-long service celebrated in Russian monasteries and Russian orthodox churches. Written at the height of Rachmaninoff's compositional powers, the Vespers setting is considered to be the finest of his sacred works. This lush and beautiful composition for unaccompanied voices, in an eloquent performance by Robert Shaw and his talented festival chorus, is captured dramatically by Telarc in the spacious acoustic of the Church of St. Pierre, Gramat, France.

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