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No collection of Russian choral music is complete without the inclusion of Alexandre Gretchaninoff's works. A renowned Romantic composer Gretchaninoff was a student of Rimsky-Korsakov, who became a close friend, inspiration and mentor. An acclaimed master of the opulent Russian choral style, Alexandre Gretchaninoff is known for his extraordinary “choral orchestration.” This volume reveals the scope of his work on an unprecedented scale, featuring two of his major choral cycles, “Passion Week” and “All-Night Vigil” along with nine smaller sacred works. This monumental collection includes an introductory article with a detailed analysis by Dr. Marina Rakhmanova, the leading Russian researcher of 20th-century church music. Gretchaninoff's choral works are compositions of great distinction. This present volume is an essential addition to any music library.less