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Vespers: Mixed Choir A Cappella

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COMPOSER: Benedict Sheehan
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press
PRODUCT FORMAT: Vocal Work
for soloists and SATB choir unaccompanied Inspired by Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, Vespers is a 12-movement English-language work in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Suited to concert and liturgical settings, it draws from several Orthodox chant traditions, with Sheehan's use of
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Composer Benedict Sheehan
Publisher Oxford University Press
Instrumentation SATB unaccompanied and Soloists
Product Format Vocal Work
Description Product Type Vocal Score
Year of Publication 2022
Style A Cappella
ISBN 9780193560710
No. OUP9780193560710
Number of pages 132
Voicing SATB
Series New Horizons
Text language English
Description
for soloists and SATB choir unaccompanied Inspired by Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, Vespers is a 12-movement English-language work in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Suited to concert and liturgical settings, it draws from several Orthodox chant traditions, with Sheehan's use of asymmetric metres enhancing the textual expression of the chosen prayers, psalms, and hymns.
Song List
  • 1. The Opening Psalm
  • 2. Great Litany
  • 3. Blessed Is The Man
  • 4. Small Litany
  • 5. The Lamp-Lighting Psalms
  • 6. Stikhira Of The Resurrection
  • 7. O Gladsome Light
  • 8. The Lord Is King
  • 9. Evening Prayer
  • 10. The Song Of Simeon (Versions For Basso Profundo And Bass Soloists)
  • 11. Interlude: The Trisagion Prayers
  • 12. Rejoice, O Virgin
  • 13. The Closing Psalm
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