ALEXANDER GRECHANINOV (1864-1956): All-Night Vigil, Op. 59, Now the powers of heaven, Op. 58/6, In thy kingdom, Op. 58/3, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant, Op. 34/1.
Catalogue Number: 02M067
Reference: CDH 55352
Description: The grand scale Vigil was written in 1912, three years before Rachmaninov tried his hand at this staple of Orthodox worship. Rich and intensive in texture with many divisi parts, it sticks almost exclusively to major keys and was almost certainly intended for concert performance. Russian (transliterated)-English texts. Holst Singers; Stephen Layton. Original 1999 Hyperion release.