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vespers

(vĕs`pərz) [Lat.,=evening], in the Christian Church, principal evening office. In the Roman rite, vespers have consisted since the 6th cent. of a few prayers, five psalms, a lesson, the Magnificat, and an antiphon. The Anglican evening prayer, often called vespers, is made up largely of the Roman vespers and compline (the final evening office).

vespers

1. Chiefly RC Church the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office, originally fixed for the early evening and now often made a public service on Sundays and major feast days
2. another word for evensong
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The pontifical vespers for Epiphany will come a day before January 7 when the Orthodox and Oriental churches celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar.
Debuted at Londons Design Museum in November 2016 to great acclaim, Vespers comprises 15 masks in three sub-series, portraying the past, present and future.
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Rachmaninov's Vespers (All Night Vigil) was the main work, originally composed for liturgical purposes, but here presented 'in concert'.
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Monteverdi's magnificent setting of the Vespers presents a wonderful feast of Venetian splendour.
Hearing the Vespers again, with tenor Peter Bates (also a cathedral layclerk) as a vibrant soloist, was a reminder that the choir should make a recording of the work, as part of a CD of unaccompanied, or simply accompanied music, away from the expected world of full orchestral oratorio or Christmas jingles.
The concept for Uneasy Vespers goes back to the late 1980s when Stephen was commissioned by the RLPO and Granada TV to compose a piece for the RLP Society's 150th anniversary.
In these ten volumes devoted to Vespers and Compline music, Jeffrey Kurtzman has examined and transcribed an enormous chunk of a vast repertory, and any study of Italian liturgical music will be indebted to this effort.
The music, both Benjamin Britten's Rejoice In The Lamb and Rachmaninov's unaccompanied Vespers, was challenging and emotional.