Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoróditse dyévo (listen)

Click to listen to Friday’s Voices singing Sergei Rachmaninoff, Bogoroditsye Dyevo.

Click to listen to the Choir of Tewksbury Abbey, Benjamin Nichols conducting.

Performance by Southhampton University Choir. [YouTube]

of the
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter conducting. [NML] (info),

Bogoróditse dyévo

Bogoróditse dyévo, raduisya,
Blagodatnaya Mariye Gospod s Toboyu.
Blagoslovenna Ty v zhenakh,
I blagosloven plod chreva Tvoyevo,
Yako Spasa rodila yesi dush nashikh.

Virgin Mother of God,
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you;
Blessed are you among women,
And blessed is the fruit of your womb,
For you gave birth to the saviour of our souls.

Bogoroditsye Dyevo is the Russian Orthodox equivalent of the Hail Mary.