Древнерусская Всенощная

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Old Russian Vigil

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1001447
  • Release: 2008
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The composition on the disk named “Old Russian Vespers” was created by the outstanding mediaevalist Tatiana Vladishevskaya as some kind of present to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Baptizing of Russia by Saint Vladimir. The performance of it by one of the leading choirs of the Soviet epoch – Moscow Youth and Students Chorus under direction of Boris Tevlin – served the prime purpose of enlightening, to say nothing of artistic explorations. The objective was to attract the attention of general public to the religious music of Old Russia. Within long decades listeners were separated from the mighty source of the native spiritual culture. Alongside with choir music there represented so called poglasitsy – melody formulas for divine service. The famous opera singers who performed in many theatres of Russia and Europe took part in recording of “Old Russian Vespers” as soloists. The main trends and styles of Russian spiritual music of the last 250 years are presented in the second part of the album. The combination of works that really became the classics of religious art of Russia and little known works of the venerable composers who got to be famous as secular composers generates interest. Boris Tevlin and his famous Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory have this programme recorded.

Track list

  • 1 O, Come, Let Us Worship. Bless the Lord, O My Soul
    Lev Kontorovich, Bells of Church of Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    6:34
  • 2 All-Night Vigil, Op. 37: No. 3, Blazhen Muzh (Blessed Is the Man)
    Lev Kontorovich, Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    2:54
  • 3 Gospodi, vozzvah k Tebe - Vechernyaya nasha molitvy - Dogmatik «Vsemirnuyu slavu»
    Lev Kontorovich, Mikhail Nikiforov, Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    5:03
  • 4 Peaceful Light - Nunc Dimittis - Hail Mary, Full of Grace
    Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    5:22
  • 5 The Six Psalms: No. 3
    Lev Kontorovich, Bells of Church of Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    3:15
  • 6 Bog Gospod' i tropar' voskresniy - Praise the Name of the Lord
    Lev Kontorovich, Mikhail Nikiforov, Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    3:51
  • 7 Velichaniye knyazyu Vladimiru - Otryvok iz zhitiya knyazya Vladimira
    Alexander Judenkov, Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    4:43
  • 8 Stepenniye antifony - Velichit dusha moya Gospoda
    Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    3:56
  • 9 Slavosloviye velikoye
    Bells of Church of Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Lev Kontorovich: Moscow Youth and Students Chorus of the Moscow Musical Society
    5:59
  • 10 Cherubim Hymn
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Mikhail Glinka)
    4:28
  • 11 Cherubim Hymn
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Sergei Taneyev)
    3:07
  • 12 Ust tvoih
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Mily Balakirev, Mili Balakirev)
    1:53
  • 13 Plotiyu usnuv
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Baldassare Galuppi)
    3:07
  • 14 Vzyde Bog
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
    1:52
  • 15 Chashu spaseniya priimu
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Anatoly Lyadov)
    2:32
  • 16 Nine Sacred Musical Compositions for Full Choir a Cappella: No. 1, Cherubic Hymn
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Yury Sakhnovsky)
    3:46
  • 17 Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 42: Cherubim Hymn
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Victor Kalinnikov)
    4:22
  • 18 Egda Snizshel, Op. 37: No. 9
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Nikolai Golovanov)
    2:28
  • 19 Miloserdiya dveri No. 4, Op. 39
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin (Konstantin Shvedov)
    2:06
  • 20 It Is Truly Meet
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin
    2:41
  • 21 Praise the Lord from the Heavens
    Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin
    3:16

  • Total time: 77.26