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Sing Joyfully unto the Lord (Concerto No. 4) by Dmitry Bortniansky

Dmitry Bortniansky Vladimir Morosan English Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Concerto Orthodox Music Press
Choral Score $3.95; Link to Full Score;
Opus Sacred Concerto No. 4;

Composer(s) Dmitry Bortniansky; Arranger(s) Vladimir Morosan; In English; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred Concerto; Publisher Orthodox Music Press;

This is an English adaptation of Bortniansky's Sacred Concerto No. 4 — “Voskliknite Ghospodevi vsia zemlia.” Bortniansky’s sacred works were widely performed in 19th-century Russia, and many of them are sung in churches to this day. Bortniansky’s music combines elements of classicism and sentimentality, using techniques of the classical Viennese-Italian style.

Holy God by Dobri Hristov

Dobri Hristov Vladimir Morosan English Mixed chorus Four voices Church Hymn Liturgical Choral Holy Note Press (Musica Russica Distributors)
Choral Score $1.00; Link to Full Score;

Composer(s) Dobri Hristov; Arranger(s) Vladimir Morosan; In English; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Church Hymn, Liturgical Choral; Publisher Holy Note Press (Musica Russica Distributors);

A hauntingly beautiful setting of the Thrice-Holy Hymn (Trisagion) from the Orthodox Divine Liturgy based on an ancient Bulgarian Chant. The composer, Dobri Hristov, was one of the most important choral composers in Bulgaria during the first half of the 20th century.

Come, Let Us Worship by Roman Hurko

Roman Hurko Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Liturgical Choral Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
2006
Роман Гурко Пріидите, поклонимся

Composer(s) Roman Hurko; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Liturgical Choral; Publisher Musica Russica;

The opening piece from Roman Hurko's beautiful Vespers — a contemporary setting (2006), that is nonetheless timeless.

O magnum mysterium by Oscar Santos

Oscar Santos Latin Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Motet CPDL
Choral Score Free;
2009

Composer(s) Oscar Santos; In Latin; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred, Motet; Publisher CPDL;

SATB with divisi.

Lord, Have Mercy (Ghospodi pomiluy) by Grigory Lvovsky

Grigory Lvovsky Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score;
Opus Op. 34; Duration: 2:00;
Григорий Львовский Господи помилуй

Composer(s) Grigory Lvovsky; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

At the Orthodox feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the bishop solemnly lowers and raises the Cross, blessing the four corners of the world, as the words "Ghospodi pomiluy" (Lord, have mercy) are sung 75 times. Grigory Lvovsky (1830-1894) was a prominent choral conductor in two of St. Petersburg's largest cathedrals. He was a student of Western Renaissance polyphony and a pioneer in the area of harmonizing traditional church chants for choir. His best-known work, a setting of "Ghospodi, pomiluy" (made popular by such groups as the Don Cossack Choir) is uncharacteristic in that it makes no use of any chant melodies but effectively uses harmonic progressions and dynamics to accompany the lowering and subsequent raising (exaltation) of the Cross. (Also available in an arrangements for TTBB and SAB choir.)

Blessed Be the Name of the Lord by Dmitry Bortniansky

Dmitry Bortniansky English Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred St Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church
Choral Score Free;

Composer(s) Dmitry Bortniansky; In English; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher St Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church;

Adopted by Yuri Ivan

Beneath Your Compassion by David Lucs

David Lucs English Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred David Lucs
Choral Score Free;
2015

Composer(s) David Lucs; In English; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher David Lucs;

Kontakion of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Znamenny Chant Traditional Johannes H. Hindriks Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Johannes H. Hindriks
Full Score Free; Choral Score Free; Learning tracks;
Duration: 01:40;
Знаменный распев Traditional Arr. Йоханнес Х. Хиндрикс Кондак Успения Пресвятыя Богородицы

Composer(s) Znamenny Chant; Arranger(s) Johannes H. Hindriks; Author(s) Of Lyrics Traditional; In Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Johannes H. Hindriks;

Slavic Orthodox chant for the High Feast of the Dormition (Assumption) of the Virgin Mary

The Wicket Fence by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Mixed chorus Four voices Folk Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Opus 19, #III-3;
Николай Римский-Корсаков Заплетися плетень

Composer(s) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; In Russian; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Folk; Publisher Musica Russica;

SATB.
As one of the “Mighty Five” group of Russian nationalist composers, Rimsky-Korsakov was an avid student and collector of Russian folk songs. “The Wicket Fence” is a springtime village ritual dance (horovod), also known as an “ornamental line-dance” (ornamental’nïy horovod). In this dance, the line of dancers, following the somewhat non-sensical text of the song, weaves through itself, winding into a tight circle and then unwinding back into a line. Besides being an effective multi-cultural program closer for a choir of any level, this piece, like Rimsky-Korsakov’s “With a Wreath I Stroll,” makes a great addition to the literature for the young and developing chorus.

Praise the Name of the Lord No. 1 by Alexander Arkhangelsky

Alexander Arkhangelsky Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Opus Op. 39;
Александр Архангельский Хвалите имя Господне

Composer(s) Alexander Arkhangelsky; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

One of Arkhangelsky's most beloved and most popular settings, from his All-Night Vigil, opus 39; clear four-part writing, accessible to church choirs and concert choirs of all levels. No extremes of range.

Our Father by Nikolai Golovanov

Nikolai Golovanov Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Six voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
1916 Duration: 4:00;
Николай Голованов Отче наш

Composer(s) Nikolai Golovanov; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

At the age of 24 Nikolai Golovanov (1891-1953) was already Assistant Conductor of the famed Moscow Synodal Choir, and in 1917, one month before the Russian Revolution, he published several dozen sacred choral works--the last sacred music to be published freely before the start of 75 years of Communist suppression of the church and religion. Although his “Our Father” has never been sung in its homeland until recently, since its inclusion in Musica Russica's jubilee anthology "One Thousand Years of Russian Church Music" (http://www.musicarussica.com/collections/m-v1) it has attracted the attention of such fine choral ensembles as the Dale Warland Singers and the Kansas City Chorale.

Hail, Mother of God by Roman Hurko

Roman Hurko Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Musica Russica Vespers
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
2005
Роман Гурко Богородице Діво

Composer(s) Roman Hurko; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; From Vespers; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

One of the most popular piece from Roman Hurko's luminous "Vespers," (http://www.musicarussica.com/collections/hu-v) this piece is also available in an English arrangement (http://www.musicarussica.com/sheet_music_pieces/omp-hu-v13e)

Gladsome Light by Victor Kalinnikov

Victor Kalinnikov Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Six voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Duration: 3:00;
Виктор Калинников Свете тихий

Composer(s) Victor Kalinnikov; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

Victor Kalinnikov (not to be confused with this symphonist-brother Vasily Kalinnikov) is best known for his choral miniatures. "Gladsome Light" is one of the most transcendent settings of this ancient Christian text from the Orthodox Vesper service.

Gladsome Light No. 1 by Alexander Kastalsky

Alexander Kastalsky Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Six voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Opus Sacred Op. 45; Duration: 3:00;
Александр Кастальский Свете тихий

Composer(s) Alexander Kastalsky; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

Alexander Kastalsky's sublime compositions and chant arrangements resulted in his being acclaimed as the founder of a new 'school' of Russian sacred choral composition in the early 20th century. His "Gladsome Light" No. 1 uses a Kievan Chant as a cantus firmus for this ancient Christian Hymn.

Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Liturgy) by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Opus Op. 37, No. 2; Duration: 1:30;
Михаил Ипполитов-Иванов Благослови, душе моя, Господа (на Литургии)

Composer(s) Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

"Bless the Lord, O My Soul" (Ps. 103:1-6) is from Ippolitov-Ivanov's beautiful setting of the Divine Liturgy. The piece is a delicate musical evocation of a whispered prayer, opening tenderly and continuing in long delicate lines. (Also available in arrangements for SSA, SAB, and TTBB choirs.)

Our Father by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
1888 Duration: 3:00;
Николай Римский-Корсаков Отче наш

Composer(s) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

Rimsky-Korsakov's "Our Father" is a composition that has become one of the most widely sung settings of this prayer in Orthodox churches throughout the world. Using the most economical of musical means, it delivers the text in straightforward chordal declamation that serves as an ideal vehicle for prayer.

We Hymn Thee No. 1 (Agnus Dei) by Victor Kalinnikov

Victor Kalinnikov Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Seven or more voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Opus Sacred Op. 2; Duration: 3:00;
Виктор Калинников Тебе поем No. 1

Composer(s) Victor Kalinnikov; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

Victor Kalinnikov (not to be confused with his symphonist-brother Vassily) was a composer of exquisite choral miniatures, sacred as well as secular. An adaptation of his "Tebe poyem" became known in the West as "Agnus Dei"--in part because this hymn follows the "Sanctus and Benedictus," in the Orthodox Liturgy and there is no text that corresponds to the "Agnus Dei" of the Latin Mass.

Troparion of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Znamenny Chant Traditional Johannes H. Hindriks Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Johannes H. Hindriks
Choral Score Free;
Duration: 01:45;
Знаменный распев Arr. Йоханнес Х. Хиндрикс Тропарь Успения Пресвятыя Богородицы

Composer(s) Znamenny Chant; Arranger(s) Johannes H. Hindriks; Author(s) Of Lyrics Traditional; In Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Johannes H. Hindriks;

Slavic Orthodox chant for the High Feast of the Dormition (Assumption) of the Virgin Mary

Our Father by Johannes H. Hindriks

Johannes H. Hindriks Traditional Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Johannes H. Hindriks
Choral Score Free;
Duration: 2:05;
Traditional Отче наш

Composer(s) Johannes H. Hindriks; Author(s) Of Lyrics Traditional; In Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Johannes H. Hindriks;

Serenade by Sergei Taneyev

Sergei Taneyev Afanasy Fet Transliteration Russian Mixed chorus Four voices Classical Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
1877 Duration: 2:00;
Сергей Танеев Афанасий Фет Серенада

Composer(s) Sergei Taneyev; Author(s) Of Lyrics Afanasy Fet; In Transliteration, Russian; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Classical; Publisher Musica Russica;

Sergei Taneyev (1856–1915) was a great Russian master of counterpoint and a great musical poet of Romantic sentiment. In this early miniature, written when he was only 21 years old, he already demonstrates his mastery of the composer’s craft, fashioning a gentle, but evocative lullaby in which a mother lovingly hushes her infant to sleep through beautiful images of nature. Simple and effective, this piece is eminently accessible to choirs of all levels. (Interestingly, though secular, it was included in Volume III of the Hearts of Space CD anthology Sacred Treasures.)

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