A Facebook friend posted this on his wall earlier today and I wanted to share it here, too.
I have a CD of this version of Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil that this selection is taken from and when The Boy was about nine or so he used to ask for me to play it every night before bed.
When I hear the beautiful alto solo in this piece, I always think of my mother and sister.
I love the painting at 3:11 in the video. The title is "Prayer of an Expectant Mother" by the artist Dmitri Petrov.