Fr. Scott Haynes
Bogoroditse Dyevo (Богородице Дѣво), Sergei Rachmaninoff
Written shortly before the Russian revolution, this excerpt from the "Vespers" of Rachmaninoff is a sublime prayer to the Virgin Mary.
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos,
Mary full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb,
for Thou hast borne the Savior of our souls.