All-Night Vigil ('Vespers') (Vsenoshchnoye bdeniye). By Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Edited by Vladimir Morosan and Alexander Ruggieri. For SATB choir (div). Sacred. Language: Church Slavonic. Published by Musica Russica (MR.RA-ANV).
ISBN 0-9629460-6-0. With Language: Church Slavonic. Sacred.
Location: from Las Vegas, NV
July 31, 2008
This is a great edition of Rachmaninoff's "Vespers". An editorial note is included & the text with the English translation (as set by Sergei Rachmaninoff) is included as a preface to the main work. Sheet Music Plus made this acquisition a very pleasant experience. Thank you...
33 of 57 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Perth Western Australia
April 24, 2008
Well presented score except when the sections such as sopranos didvide into three. As I was singing second soprano I found it difficult to read the middle set of notes especially when the tempo increased and the words were unfamiliar.This was a big challenge for our choir and we are...
29 of 56 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Harlingen, TX
January 10, 2008
This piece is just so pleasing to the ears. Whether your audience knows Russian or not, the listeners can still feel what the singers are saying through the melodies and harmonies. One of my favorite Rachmoninov works. This will also be performed by the Texas All-State Mixed Choir (under the...
27 of 51 people found this review helpful.
April 10, 2007
An excellent score. It has the Russian both and the cyrillic alphabet,and whatever they call the transliteration, plus English translations. All the many dynamic markings are there, and the score is of the right size for choral singers. Not to large, not too small. Especially nice is the incluson of...
26 of 54 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Independence, KS
March 25, 2003
This Opus is one of Rachmaninoff's best! I sang it in a choir, and am now preparing to use it in my choir. Make sure that your choir is a strong one, so you can get the Russian depth in the singing. The Bass section needs to be deep, and...
22 of 53 people found this review helpful.