e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,

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Rachmaninoff's Vespers

Rachmaninnoff's settings of liturgical music for the Russian Orthodox vespers (overnight) service. 

About forty singers (guesstimate) in a church with perfect acoustics for that size choir.  A capella.  Russian sonority, Rachmaninoff's amazing lyrical ability.

Unimaginable beauty.  Breathtaking, goose-bump-making beauty.   I'm sure it's good on good equipment as a recording, but nothing--nothing--is like Being There.

We were there, and I'm very, very glad.

Tags: choral music, church music, music

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