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Christmas in Russia:
Russian Orthodox Christmas Compline and Matins
performed by Don Cossack Choir of Russia
conducted by Marcel Verhoeff

Christmas in Russia: Russian Orthodox Christmas Compline and Matins performed by Don Cossack Choir of Russia conducted by Marcel Verhoeff
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Christmas Eve of the Russian Orthodox Church (January 6) is traditionally celebrated with the Christmas Vigil (vsenoschnoye bdeniye), a Vespers service lasting hours with much singing and illuminated processions. The present recording contains chants from the Christmas Vigil (with arrangements by Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian composers), performed by the eminent Don Cossacks Choir under the direction of Marcel Verhoeff. Fr. Andrey Bliznyuk, celebrant; Alexy Zaitsev, Vladislav Sokolov, deacons; Don Cossacks Choir Russia, Marcel Nicolajevich Verhoeff, director. Liner notes in German, English, French and Dutch with complete hymn text—:plus hymn text in Church Slavonic.

Total Recording Time: 76:48:00

Track Listing

Title   Sample
1. Introduction to the Great Compline  
2. God is with us  
3. Today the Virgin gives birth
Bortnyansky
 
4. Ode of Symeon
Strokin
 
5. The Six Psalms
Trubachev
 
6. The Great Litany
Khristov
 
7. God is the Lord...Thy nativity, O Christ our God
Trubachev
 
8. Praise the name of the Lord
Khristov
 
9. Megalynarion
Dodonov
 
10. From my youth
melody of the Sofronyeva pustyn
 
11. Gospel Reading
 
 
12. Glory to God in the highest
Kosolapov
 
13. The Heirmos of the Canon and Small Litany
Feofan
 
14. Great Doxology
Nikolayev-Strumskey
 
15. Thy nativity, O Christ our God Troparion
Mantulin
 
16. LItany of Supplication
Ural
 
17. Establish, O God
Kosolapov
 
18. Dismissal
 
 
19. Many Years
Bortnyansky
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 23, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Christophorus
  • Language: Church Slavonic
  • ASIN: B0049IHX4U
 
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