Chesnokov, Pavel G - Op 44 No 2 All Night Vigil Vespers
Type of Spiritual Experience
The All-night vigil is a service of the Eastern Orthodox Church (and Eastern Catholic Church) consisting of an aggregation of the three canonical hours of Vespers, Matins, and the First Hour. The vigil is celebrated on the eves of Sundays and of major liturgical feasts.
The vigil has been set to music most famously by Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose setting of selections from the service is one of his most admired works. Tchaikovsky's setting of the all-night vigil, along with his Divine Liturgy and his collection of nine sacred songs were of seminal importance in the later interest in Orthodox music in general, and settings of the all-night vigil in particular. Other musical settings include those by Chesnokov [the observation], Grechaninov, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Alexander Kastalsky, Hilarion Alfeyev, Clive Strutt and Einojuhani Rautavaara. It is most often celebrated using a variety of traditional or simplified chant melodies based on the Octoechos or other sources.
A description of the experience
Published on Mar 23, 2016
"Блажен муж" П.Г. Чесноков
Санкт-Петербургский камерный хор
Солист - Дмитрий Хворостовский (баритон)
St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
Soloist - Dmitry Hvorostovsky