SLO Master Chorale: Vespers
Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil is his signature choral work and has become a fixture in choral repertoire, standing as the crowning achievement of the “Golden Age” of Russian Orthodox sacred choral music. Much of the melodic material was drawn from ancient unison chants made contemporary through the addition of 3 to 10 vocal lines.
The music is for chorus a cappella, the traditional vocal complement in the Russian Orthodox Church.