Rachmaninov – Vespers

St Petersburg Chamber Choir

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

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.

Tracklist

1.
Come, Let us worship
02:18
2.
Bless the Lord, O my soul
04:58
3.
Blessed be the Man
03:40
4.
O joyful light
02:50
5.
Now let thy Servant depart
03:22
6.
Rejoice, o Virgin
02:28
7.
Glory to God in the highest
02:29
8.
Praise the name of the Lord
01:45
9.
Blessed art Thou, o Lord
05:11
10.
Christ's resurrection: Having seen the resurrection of the Lord
02:41
11.
My soul magnifies the Lord
06:18
12.
Greater doxology
06:46
13.
Christ is risen from the Grave
03:03
14.
Thanksgiving to the Mother of God
01:30

Total time: 00:49:19

Additional information

Label

SKU

PTC5186027

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Cables

van den Hul

Digital Converters

Meitner DSD A/D

Mastering Equipment

B&W Nautilus

Conductors

Original Recording Format

Producer

Wilhelm Hellweg

Recording Engineer

Jean Marie Geijsen, Erdo Grot

Recording location

Elburg, The Netherlands

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date June 19, 2015

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