• BIS2422 Katalognummer
  • 7318599924229 EAN
  • 1SACD Format
  • 2019 Utgivelsesår

Helsinki Chamber Choir | Schweckendiek, Nils (conductor)

Schweckendiek, Nils

Rautavaara, Einojuhani

Helsinki Chamber Choir



Rautavaara, Einojuhani:

Einojuhani Rautavaara:

Ehtoopalvelus / Vespers:
O come, let us worship God
Psalm 103
1st Katisma
Psalm of Invocation
Sticheron of Invocation
Sticheron to the Mother of God
Evening Hymn
Sticheron of the Litany
Ekteniya of the Litany
Troparion of the Feast
Final Blessing

Aamupalvelus / Matins:
Glory to the Holy consubstantial
Hymn of Praise
Troparion of the Resurrection
Hymn of the Resurrection
Canon: 1st Irmos
3rd Irmos
4th Irmos
5th Irmos
6th Irmos
7th Irmos
8th Irmos
Katabasis: Hymn of Thanksgiving of the Mother of God
9th Irmos
Sticheron of Thanksgiving
Troparion of the Resurrection
Final Blessing

Velg antall  


In 1971, Einojuhani Rautavaara was asked to compose a Finnish Orthodox church service, an all-night vigil similar to that of Rachmaninov, comprising Vespers as well as Matins. Soon after the first performance he reshaped the music into what we now know as Vigilia, a concert version forming a musical whole. As his inspiration, Rautavaara has himself described a visit to the Valamo monastery in the middle of Lake Ladoga in 1939: ‘The bells began to ring, low-pitched booms and higher, shrill clinks: the world was filled with sounds and colours…’

The music is marked by dark colours, the heady smell of incense and the crepuscular church lit only by small candles. Divided into two parts, Vespers and Matins, the 70-minute work consists of 34 sections, and features prominent parts for a bass and a tenor soloist, as well as a number of solo voices emerging from the mixed choir. The work is enriched by the constantly changing combinations of choir and soloists, the perspective shifting from the personal to the universal. It is here performed by the 21-strong Helsinki Chamber Choir, under its artistic director Nils Schweckendiek – a team that has made several recordings for BIS in recent years. These include Riemuitkaamme!, a Christmas disc (‘Schweckendiek’s immaculately blended singers make a glorious noise’, The Arts Desk), as well as a two-disc survey of the choral works of Finnish modernist Erik Bergman (‘The Helsinki choir produces a radiant sound throughout’, Choir & Organ).


Laster kommentarer ...

×Tips en venn

Rautavaara, Einojuhani: Vigilia <span>-</span> Helsinki Chamber Choir / Schweckendiek, Nils (conductor) Rautavaara, Einojuhani: Vigilia Helsinki Chamber Choir / Schweckendiek, Nils (conductor)

Send tipset til (din venns e-postadresse)

Din e-postadresse (IP:

Din kommentar (valgfritt)
Minst et par ord, dersom du skriver noe

Sender, vennligst vent ..  Avbryt