- Audio CD (May 19 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Ondine
- ASIN: B0000064AJ
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,499 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Vigilia: Vespers|
|2. Vigilia: Psalm 103|
|3. Vigilia: 1st Katisma|
|4. Vigilia: Psalm of invocation|
|5. Vigilia: Sticheron of invocation|
|6. Vigilia: Sticheron to the Mother of God|
|7. Vigilia: Evening hymn|
|8. Vigilia: Ekteniya|
|9. Vigilia: Sicheron of the litany|
|10. Vigilia: Ekteniya of the litany|
|11. Vigilia: Sticheron|
|12. Vigilia: Troparion|
|13. Vigilia: Troparion of the feast|
|14. Vigilia: Final blessing|
|15. Vigilia: Matins|
|16. Vigilia: Troparion|
|17. Vigilia: Troparion (2nd)|
|18. Vigilia: Hymn of praise|
|19. Vigilia: Troparion of the resurrection|
|20. Vigilia: Antiphon|
See all 34 tracks on this disc
Some of my favourite tracks on the CD: No. 3 "1st Katisma", with its grand "Halleluyah" with stirring harmonies; No. 8 "Ekteniya" which begins with constantly growing chords of diatonic 2nds building to a climax; No. 11 "Sticheron" with soprano chords over a bass drone, and then vice versa; Nos. 14 and 34 "Final Blessing" which close off each section with contemplative and satisfying finish; and especially No. 33 "Troparion of the ressurrection" (containing material heard earlier), which contains a wide variety of effects; the grand melody near the end has a wonderful triumphant flavour.
Overall I strongly recommend this CD.
With 24 singers and four immaculate soloists, Timo Nuoranne conducts the two services with sensitivity and brilliance.Read more ›
With 24 singers and four immaculate soloists, Timo Nuoranne conducts the two services with sensitivity and brilliance. From the haunting "Amen" at the very opening to the radiant cluster chords of the "Many Years" salutation at the end, this is a truly astounding programme, made all the richer by Ondine's expert recording.
I urge anyone who enjoys choral music to try this one out- and as the choir sings praise to God through Rautavaara's intensely communicative score, you yourself may end up singing their praises. Very strongly recommended!