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  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 previewCreating Context in Andean Cultures (1997)

by Rosaleen Howard-Malverde

Thus the long all-night vigil is an important part of the ceremony which precedes the colourful events that take place in the corral. The mournful ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (2010)

by Clifford J. Rogers

In time, dubbing ceremonies became more complex, including, for ex- ample, a prior all-night vigil in church for ...

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 readings. Some early Western monastic rules also assign the name 'vigil' to the regular night office of the community, while others restrict the term to the occasions of prayer which lasted throughout the night. In addition, the word is used more broadly to ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Mexico (2015)

by Michael Werner

In some parts of the country, including celebrated places like Mizquic immediately south of Mexico City and Purepecha villages around Lake Patzcuaro in the state of Mich- oacan, family members hold an all-night vigil at the graves of the departed. Throughout the country, people erect home altars, usually made of plain wooden tables elaborately adorned with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion (2013)

2-volume Set by Robert Wuthnow

The principal mobilization tool was the all-night vigil, called pungue, which the ...

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