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neusïpayushchuyu Bogoroditsu” [“The Theotokos, ever-vigilant in prayer”], which was written in his youth and remained unpublished during his lifetime, also stands out among the works of contemporaries by its artistic design and intensity of expression.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)

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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

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"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

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Church Slavonic

15

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

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Church Slavonic

20

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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

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

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Mixed (with orch.)

Russian

88

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Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Ra-anv-a140_forweb_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil Score and CD (Peter Jermihov, cond.)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Church Slavonic

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Bogoroditse Devo

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Bogoroditse Devo

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Bogoroditse Devo

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Bogoroditse Devo

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Ra029_search Sergei Rachmaninoff Six Psalms [Verses before the]
Stihi pred Shestopsalmiyem

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Lord, Now Lettest Thou

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Unto Ages of Ages

Gloriae Dei Cantores

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Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

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Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations

Patriarch Tikhon Choir

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Six Psalms

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Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil (Vespers)

USSR Academic Russian Choir

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The Lesser Doxology

Sergei Rachmaninoff

All-Night Vigil, Op.37

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Blessed Art Thou

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Unto Ages of Ages

Gloriae Dei Cantores

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Praise the Name of the Lord

Sergei Rachmaninoff

All-Night Vigil, Op.37

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Praise Ye The Name Of The Lord

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Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil (Vespers)

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Blessed Art Thou, Lord

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All-Night Vigil, Op.37

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Blessed Art Thou, o Lord

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Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil (Vespers)

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Glory to God in the Highest

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Unto Ages of Ages

Gloriae Dei Cantores

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