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Latvian Radio Choir
Rachmaninov: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Bless the Lord, o my soul
Glory to the Father ? Only begotten Son of God
In Thy Kingdom
Come, let us worship
O Lord, Save - Holy God
Cherubic Hymn
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
A Mercy of Peace
We hymn Thee
Hymn to the Mother of God
The Lord's Prayer
Communion Verse
We have seen the true light
Let our mouths be filled
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Many years

Sergei Rachmaninov's setting of the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom - Eastern Christianity's common Eucharistic service liturgy - is regarded as one of the great cornerstones of 20th-century sacred music. This work of symphonic proportions was composed in the summer of 1910, in less than three weeks. After its completion, Rachmaninov wrote to a friend that he had been carried away by the project and that it had been a long time since he had written music with such pleasure. The outcome was judged by contemporary church officials as "...absolutely wonderful, even too beautiful... it is not church music." This a cappella choral work is performed by one of the foremost choruses in the world, the Latvian Radio Choir, under the direction of Sigvards Klava. The soloist roles are sung by K rlis R tent ls (tenor; celebrant priest) and Gundrars Dzi ums (bass; deacon). The recording was made at the Riga Dome Cathedral.

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