Aleksandr V. Nikolsky

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Nikolsky, Aleksandr V.

“Blessed is the Man” from Nikolsky’s all-night vigil

Aleksandr Nikolsky’s “Chants from the All-Night Vigil” is one of those treasures that almost nobody outside of the Russian liturgical music world has heard of. If you search on YouTube you can find a full recording of the piece, and a bit of Googling digs up a scan of the original 19th-century St. Petersburg publication in Slavonic.