Rachmaninoff – All-Night Vigil


Sergei Rachmaninoff
Release Date: 27-01-2023
PTC: 5187019

 10,99 18,00


Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, “Vespers”

1) I. Opening Exclamation & Come, Let Us Worship (Glenn Miller, bass; Oliver Mercer, tenor) 3:03
10) Praise the Name of the Lord | Znameny chant (Raha Mirzadegan & Nacole Palmer, sopranos) 1:47
18) Troparion: Thou didst rise from the Tomb | Znameny chant (Jonathan Woody, bass) 2:36
Total Tracks 20
Total Duration 01hr 14min

Album information


The Clarion Choir and its Artistic Director Steven Fox make their Pentatone debut with a recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s choral masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil, demonstrating their exceptional proficiency in Russian repertoire. The All-Night Vigil is an evening service that gradually moves towards daybreak, symbolizing the Resurrection of Christ. This message of light and hope emanating from the darkness is both universal and very topical in the troubled world we find ourselves in. On this recording, many of the movements are preceded by the original Kiev and Znameny chants on which Rachmaninoff based his composition, adding another layer to this mesmerizing piece.

Steven Fox is the Artistic Director of the New York-based Clarion Choir since 2006. Generally considered as one of the most exceptional US choirs, their recordings of Russian choral repertoire have received multiple Grammy nominations.