Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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RACHMANINOFF, Sergei Vasil’yevich (b. 20 March [1 April] 1873, the estate of Oneg (Semyonovo?), in today’s Novgorod region of the Novgorod district; d. 28 March 1943, Beverly Hills, California) — from 1882 studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, then in 1885 transferred to the Moscow Conservatory from which he graduated in piano (1891) and composition (1892); studied with Alexander Ziloti, Anton Arensky, and Sergei Taneyev. Renowned as a pianist, composer, and conductor. Although Rachmaninoff’s compositional activity was devoted primarily to secular music (operas, symphonies, chamber works, piano works, romances, choruses with piano, et al.), his sacred choral works — the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, opus 31, and the All-Night Vigil, opus 37 — stand as major masterpieces in the Russian church music literature. One other sacred work, the sacred concerto “V molitvah neusïpayushchuyu Bogoroditsu” [“The Theotokos, ever-vigilant in prayer”], which was written in his youth and remained unpublished during his lifetime, also stands out among the works of contemporaries by its artistic design and intensity of expression. All of Rachmaninoff’s sacred works are marked by highly individualistic religious emotionalism and a complexity of musical technique (texture, sonority, dynamics, etc.)
A140web_search Sergei Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, Op.37

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Gloriae Dei Cantores, St. Romanos Cappella, the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, and the Washington Master Chorale

Peter Jermihov

Paraclete Press

A140

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A128_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil (Vespers)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

USSR Academic Russian Choir

A. Sveshnikov

Melodia/Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery

A128

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A135_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Rachmaninoff: Liturgy of St. John Chysostom

Sergei Rachmaninoff

"Rozhdestvo" Choir

Olga Stupneva

IML

A135

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A080_search Sergei Rachmaninoff The Bells, Symphonic Dances

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Russian State Symphonic Cappella; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Olga Lutsiv-Ternovskaya, Soprano; Leonid Bomstein, Tenor; Vyacheslav Pochapskky, Bass

Valery Polyansky

CHANDOS

A080

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123716_search Sergei Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil ('Vespers')
Vsenoshchnoye bdeniye

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Mixed

Church Slavonic

15

124

Ra-ANV

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Ra-dl_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Liturgiya Sv. Ioanna Zlatousta

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Mixed

Church Slavonic

20

174

Ra-DL

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Ra-6ch_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Six Choral Songs (Six Choruses) (with Russian and English text)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Women’s/Treble

English, Russian

6

36

Ra6Ch

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Cp-tb-bells-cover_search Sergei Rachmaninoff The Bells
Kolokola

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Mixed (with orch.)

Russian

88

CP-TB

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Ra006_search Sergei Rachmaninoff In Thy Kingdom
Vo Tsarstvii

Sergei Rachmaninoff

SATB(div)

Church Slavonic

Ra006

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Ra015_search Sergei Rachmaninoff It Is Truly Fitting
Dostoyno yest'

Sergei Rachmaninoff

SATB(div)

Church Slavonic

Ra015

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Ra020_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Let Our Mouths Be Filled
Da ispolniatsia

Sergei Rachmaninoff

SATB(div)

Church Slavonic

Ra020

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Ra027_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Lord, Now Lettest Thou (Nunc dimittis)
Nïne otpushchayeshï

Sergei Rachmaninoff

SATB(div), T solo

Church Slavonic

Ra027

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Ra033_search Sergei Rachmaninoff My Soul Magnifies the Lord
Velichit dusha

Sergei Rachmaninoff

SATB(div)

Church Slavonic

Ra033

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Ra004_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Only Begotten Son
Yedinorodnïy Sïne

Sergei Rachmaninoff

SATB(div)

Church Slavonic

Ra004

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Ps001_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Panteley, the Healer
Panteley-tselitel'

Sergei Rachmaninoff

SATB(div)

Russian

PS001

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Ra018_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Praise the Lord from the Heavens
Hvalite Ghospoda s nebes

Sergei Rachmaninoff

SATB(div)

Church Slavonic

Ra018

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Ra030_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Praise the Name of the Lord
Hvalite imia Ghospodne

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Znamenny Chant

SATB(div)

Church Slavonic

Ra030

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Bless The Lord, O My Soul...

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Russian Religious Hymns; Recordings from the 1940s-1950s

Ivan Semyenovich Kozlovsky, Tenor

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Come Let us worship

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil (Vespers)

USSR Academic Russian Choir

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Come, Let Us Worship

Sergei Rachmaninoff

All-Night Vigil, Op.37

Gloriae Dei Cantores, St. Romanos Cappella, the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, and the Washington Master Chorale

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Symphonic Dances

Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Bells, Symphonic Dances

Russian State Symphonic Cappella; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Olga Lutsiv-Ternovskaya, Soprano; Leonid Bomstein, Tenor; Vyacheslav Pochapskky, Bass

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Blessed Is The Man...

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Russian Religious Hymns; Recordings from the 1940s-1950s

Ivan Semyenovich Kozlovsky, Tenor

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Bless the Lord, My Soul

Sergei Rachmaninoff

All-Night Vigil, Op.37

Gloriae Dei Cantores, St. Romanos Cappella, the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, and the Washington Master Chorale

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Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil (Vespers)

USSR Academic Russian Choir

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Lord, Now Lettest

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Russian Treasures

Nigel Short: Tenebrae

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The Bells

Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Bells, Symphonic Dances

Russian State Symphonic Cappella; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Olga Lutsiv-Ternovskaya, Soprano; Leonid Bomstein, Tenor; Vyacheslav Pochapskky, Bass

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Blessed is the man

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil (Vespers)

USSR Academic Russian Choir

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