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Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Serge Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (2015)

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Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Serge Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (2015)

Sergey Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (2015)
Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, conducted by Charles Bruffy

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:15:33
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5148

Sergey Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil, also known as the Vespers, is among his most admired works, and it was one of the composer's own favorites, along with The Bells. This 2015 Chandos release by Charles Bruffy and the combined voices of the Phoenix Chorale and the Kansas City Chorale presents the music in the super audio format, so the richness of the divisi choral parts and the depth of the basso profundo come across fully in the multichannel reproduction. Bruffy is the musical director of both groups, so his special rapport with them creates an even ensemble blend that balances the largely homophonic textures, and brings a consistency of approach to the three styles of chant Rachmaninov imitated, Kievan, Greek, and Znamenny. The beauty of the a cappella voices and the surprisingly lush harmonies make this setting immediately appealing and ultimately moving, and listeners who enjoy sacred choral music for inspiration or meditation will find the All-Night Vigil's smooth flow and expressive warmth well-suited to those purposes.

Review by Blair Sanderson, Allmusic.com

The eastern Orthodox vigil is the equivalent of western Christianity’s matins and vespers, combining the two into a single service, usually held on a Saturday night, in which the congregation is asked to contemplate the light of the coming dawn as emblematic of Christ’s resurrection. Rachmaninov’s setting, sometimes erroneously referred to as simply his Vespers, remains the most familiar outside eastern Europe, and was written in 1915, not for liturgical use but for a benefit concert in aid of the Russian war effort. Among the most beautiful of all works for unaccompanied chorus, it turns away from temporal conflict and gazes calmly into eternity, and its sincerity seems all the more remarkable when we remember that Rachmaninov wrote it long after he had ceased to be a churchgoer. The US conductor Charles Bruffy and the Phoenix and Kansas City Chorales have long been outstanding interpreters of this repertory and their performance has a devotional intensity that is often overwhelming. The recording itself is on the reverberant side. But by the end, you know exactly why it one of Rachmaninov’s favourites among his own works, and why many consider it his greatest.

Review by Tim Ashley, The Guardian

Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Serge Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (2015)



Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Serge Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (2015)



Tracklist:

01. No.1 Come, Let Us Worship (03:35)
02. No.2 Bless the Lord, O My Soul (06:15)
03. No.3 Blessed Is the Man (06:37)
04. No.4 Gladsome Light (04:11)
05. No.5 Now Lettest Thou (04:57)
06. No.6 Rejoice, O Virgin (03:59)
07. No.7 The Six Psalms (03:25)
08. No.8 Praise the Name of the Lord (02:48)
09. No.9 Blessed Art Thou, O Lord (07:30)
10. No.10 Having Beheld the Resurrection (03:54)
11. No.11 My Soul Magnifies the Lord (10:37)
12. No.12 The Great Doxology (09:22)
13. No.13 The Troparion 'Today Salvation' (02:19)
14. No.14 The Troparion 'Thou Didst Rise' (04:03)
15. No.15 To Thee, the Victorious Leader (01:54)


Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

EAC extraction logfile from 18. August 2015, 0:32

Phoenix Chorale, Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy / Rachmaninoff - All-Night Vigil

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Official DR value: DR13

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Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Serge Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (2015)

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