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The tradition of original polyphonic composition in the Russian Orthodox Church has been only intermittently apparent to the wider world. Its high point came in the years before the Russian Revolution of 1917, and it is from those years that these works by Pavel Chesnokov come (no exact dates are given, but Chesnokov, under political pressure, stopped writing sacred music after the Revolution). The selections come from the All-Night Vigil, Op. 44 (also known as the Vesper Mass), and the Vespers portion of Works and ...

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  1. Works and Arrangements (30) for female chorus, Op. 9: 19. Bless the Lord, O My Soul
  2. All-Night Vigil, for chorus ("Vesper Mass"), Op. 44: 2. Blessed Is the Man
  3. Works and Arrangements (30) for female chorus, Op. 9: 22. Gladsome Light
  4. Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant Depart (Nynye Otpushchayeshi)
  5. Praise Ye the Name of the Lord (Chawlitje Imja Gospodnje), communion hymn for chorus, Op. 10/5
  6. All-Night Vigil, for chorus ("Vesper Mass"), Op. 44: 6. Blessed Art Thou, O Lord
  7. All-Night Vigil, for chorus ("Vesper Mass"), Op. 44: 8. Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ
  8. All-Night Vigil, for chorus ("Vesper Mass"), Op. 44: 8. Jesus Has Risen from the Tomb
  9. All-Night Vigil, for chorus ("Vesper Mass"), Op. 44: 9. The Great Doxology
  10. Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Ghospoda; Psalm 120), Op. 40/1
  11. Works and Arrangements (30) for female chorus, Op. 9: 2. Glory... Only Begotten Son
  12. Cherubic Hymn (Sofroniev Monastery Chant), for chorus in G minor, Op. 27/5
  13. Works and Arrangements (30) for female chorus, Op. 9: 10. A Mercy of Peace and We Hymn Thee
  14. Works and Arrangements (30) for female chorus, Op. 9: 12. It Is Truly Fitting
  15. Salvation Is Created (Spaséñiye sodélal), for choir, Op. 25/5
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