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All-night vigil


  1. "All-Night Vigil" is an a cappella choral composition by Sergei Rachmaninoff, his Op. 37, written and premiered in 1915.
  2. "All-Night Vigil" for choir is an a cappella choral composition by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, his Op. 52, written from 1881 to 1882. It consists of settings of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox all-night vigil ceremony.
  3. "All-Night Vigil" is a musical album of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Paul Hillier, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sigvards Kļava, Latvijas radio koris.
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The All-night vigil is a service of the Eastern Orthodox Church consisting of an aggregation of the three canonical hours of Vespers, Matins, and the First Hour. The vigil is celebrated on the eves of Sundays and of major liturgical feasts.

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Google previewNew SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (2013)

by Paul F. Bradshaw

Another fourthcentury custom, chiefly observed in monastic communities, was a weekly all-night vigil, usually from Friday to Saturday, and this too features in some later monastic rules. Such vigils were composed of psalmody and Bible ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Sacred Music (2016)

by Joseph P. Swain

• VESPERS (ALL-NIGHT VIGIL) VESPERS (ALL-NIGHT VIGIL). (Sergei Rechmaninoff) A setting of the Russian Orthodox night-long service sung in monasteries and, on the eve of holy days, in churches. Composed by ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

A shorter all-night vigil may be held on Saturday evenings. yigil light Light ...

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