Rachmaninoff's Vespers


  • Choir of the West – Richard Sparks, Director

Vespers is a masterpiece that combines Sergei Rachmaninoff’s own deep faith, his talents as a composer and centuries-old traditions from the Russian Orthodox church. Experience this wonderful master work, not just for its purely musical virtues, but for its expression of the spiritual life of one of the world’s great traditions. It was recorded in the richly reverberant acoustics of Lagerquist Concert Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center at Pacific Lutheran University.


Compact Disc – 1996

PLU Multimedia Recordings — Pacific Lutheran University


1Come, Let Us Worship; Intonation: Benjamin Harris, Patrick Ryan2:35
2Bless the Lord, O My Soul; Colleen Miller, Alto solo5:40
3Blessed Is the Man4:47
4Gladsome Light; Matthew Philips, Tenor solo2:44
5Lord, Now Lettest Thou; Gavin Pyle, Tenor solo3:22
6Rejoice, O Virgin3:03
7The Lesser Doxology2:15
8Praise the Name of the Lord2:01
9Blessed Art Thou, O Lord6:30
10Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ3:09
11My Soul Magnified the Lord7:57
12The Great Doxology6:37
13The Troparion “Today Salvation Has Come”2:00
14The Troparion  “Thou Didst Rise From the Tomb”3:21
15To Thee, the Victorious Leader of Triumphant Hosts1:31