Vigilia / All-night Vigil — Mixed choir

Rautavaara, Einojuhani
Title: Vigilia / All-night Vigil — Mixed choir
Authors: Rautavaara, Einojuhani (Composer)
Product number: 9790550095021
Product form: Sheet music
Availability: Delivery in 3-7 days
Price: 33,90 € (30,82 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 2017
Publication year: 2008
Language: many languages, English, Finnish
Pages: 143
Product family: Choral works
Mixed choir
Finnish library classification: 78.3411 Sekakuorot
The All-Night Vigil ultimately stems from Einojuhani Rautavaara's vision-including childhood visit to the island monastery of Valamo in the middle of Lake Ladoga. The images and sounds re-emerged fifteen years later in the piano cycle Icons and again three years later when Rautavaara was commissioned to set the orthodox divine service, or All-Night Vigil. No instruments are used in divine services in the Orthodox Church, and because of this the composer wanted to use the choir in as varied a way as possible. There are numerous solos, the choir speaks and whispers, sings in clusters and glissandi. The variation technique used binds and structures all sections and songs of the work together into a vast and beautiful mosaic.

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