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The Musical Sources of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

The Saint Katherine College Forum

St. Katherine College, the first ever Orthodox college of the liberal arts and sciences, is pleased to present the following speeches from its lecture series titled “The St. Katherine College Forum.” Recorded on the campus of St. Katherine’s in San Diego, California, the series is open to the public and features a wide array of speakers from the college and elsewhere.

March 2012

The Musical Sources of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

The All-Night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninoff has been called one of the most beautiful musical works ever composed. Using musical examples drawn from the history of Russian music, Dr. Vladimir Morosan, an expert on the history of Russian sacred music, reveals some of the musical sources of the All-Night Vigil and explains how Rachmaninoff wove them together to create a composition that was uniquely his own.

March 12, 2012 Length: 1:25:16

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