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Rautavaara: Vigilia

Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek

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Vigilia (All-Night Vigil)  
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No. 1, Tulkaa, kumartakaamme meidän
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Niall Chorell; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:53
2
No. 2, Alkupsalmi
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:31
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No. 3, Katisma
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Varvara Merras-Häyrynen; Sirkku Rintamäki; Mats Lillhannus; Sampo Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:29
4
No. 4, Avuksihuutopsalmi
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:05
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No. 5, Avuksihuutostikiira
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
4:08
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No. 6, Dogmistikiira Jumalansynnyttäjälle
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Niall Chorell; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:16
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No. 7, Ehtoohymni
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:26
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No. 8, Hartauden ektenia
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:22
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No. 9, Litanian stikiira
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:50
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No. 10, Litanian ektenia
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:43
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No. 11, Virrelmästikiira
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:11
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No. 12, Tropari I
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Meri Metsomäki; Sirkku Rintamäki; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
3:01
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No. 13, Juhlapäivän tropari
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Niall Chorell; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:44
14
No. 14, Loppusiunaus
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:41
15
No. 15, Kunnia olkoon pyhälle
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Niall Chorell; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:37
16
No. 16, Tropari II
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:47
17
No. 17, Tropari III
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:31
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No. 18, Ylistysveisu
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:34
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No. 19, Ylösnousemustropari
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
5:19
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No. 20, Antifoni
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Niall Chorell; Sampo Haapaniemi; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:19
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No. 21, Prokimeni
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Sampo Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:19
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No. 22, Ylösnousemusveisu
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Júlia Heéger; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
3:35
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No. 23, Irmossi I
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:03
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No. 24, Irmossi III
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:45
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No. 25, Irmossi IV
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:04
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No. 26, Irmossi V
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:09
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No. 27, Irmossi VI
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:06
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No. 28, Irmossi VII
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:49
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No. 29, Irmossi VIII
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:37
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No. 30, Jumalansynnyttäjän kiitosvirsi
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Tove Djupsjöbacka; Varvara Merras-Häyrynen; Iris Oja; Martti Anttila; Niall Chorell; Tuukka Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
5:23
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No. 31, Irmossi IX
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Sampo Haapaniemi; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:31
32
No. 32, Kiitosstikiira
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Júlia Heéger; Niall Chorell; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:45
33
No. 33, Ylösnousemustropari
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Niall Chorell; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:32
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No. 34, Loppusiunaus
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:03
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:08
In 1971, Einojuhani Rautavaara was asked to compose a Finnish Orthodox church service, an all-night vigil similar to that of Rachmaninov, comprising Vespers as well as Matins. Soon after the first performance he reshaped the music into what we now know as Vigilia, a concert version forming a musical whole. As his inspiration, Rautavaara has himself described a visit to the Valamo monastery in the middle of Lake Ladoga in 1939: ‘The bells began to ring, low-pitched booms and higher, shrill clinks: the world was filled with sounds and colors…’

The music is marked by dark colors, the heady smell of incense and the crepuscular church lit only by small candles. Divided into two parts, Vespers and Matins, the 70-minute work consists of 34 sections, and features prominent parts for a bass and a tenor soloist, as well as a number of solo voices emerging from the mixed choir. The work is enriched by the constantly changing combinations of choir and soloists, the perspective shifting from the personal to the universal.

It is here performed by the 21-strong Helsinki Chamber Choir, under its artistic director Nils Schweckendiek – a team that has made several recordings for BIS in recent years. These include Riemuitkaamme!, a Christmas album (‘Schweckendiek’s immaculately blended singers make a glorious noise’, The Arts Desk), as well as a two-album survey of the choral works of Finnish modernist Erik Bergman (‘The Helsinki choir produces a radiant sound throughout’, Choir & Organ).
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Records Studio Masters

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