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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
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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
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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;

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Lord, Have Mercy (Ghospodi pomiluy) by Grigory Lvovsky

Grigory Lvovsky Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Musica Russica
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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.)

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
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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.)

Let Thy Good Spirit by Pavel Chesnokov

Pavel Chesnokov Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Seven or more voices Sacred Pentecost Musica Russica
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Opus Op. 25, No. 10; Duration: 2:00;
Павел Чесноков Дух Твой благий

Composer(s) Pavel Chesnokov; In Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Occasion(s) Pentecost; Publisher Musica Russica;

“Let Thy Good Spirit” is one in a cycle of ten Communion Hymns, opus 25, composed by Chesnokov during his tenure as precentor at the Church of the Holy Trinity “at the Mud” in Moscow. The cycle culminates a number of opuses in which Chesnokov wrote richly sonorous harmonized settings of traditional chant melodies; the present work, however, does not use a pre-existing chant melody. The text is the Communion Hymn for the feast of Pentecost, prescribed to be sung during the Liturgy served on that day.

Praise the Name of the Lord by Pavel Chesnokov

Pavel Chesnokov Psalm 134 Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Seven or more voices Sacred Musica Russica
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Opus Op. 11, No. 5; Duration: 3:00;
Павел Чесноков Псалом 134-135 Хвалите имя Господне

Composer(s) Pavel Chesnokov; Author(s) Of Lyrics Psalm 134; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred; Publisher Musica Russica;

One of Chesnokov's most striking chant arrangements, this setting of the "Polyeleios" from the Orthodox All-Night Vigil service is based on a melody of traditional znamenny chant, which is heard alternately in stark unison and enhanced by rich 6- and 8-part polyphony.

Cherubic Hymn No. 7 by Dmitry Bortniansky

Dmitry Bortniansky Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Four voices Sacred Musica Russica
Choral Score $2.45; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Duration: 5:30;
Дмитрий Бортнянский Херувимская песнь No. 7

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

Dimitry Bortniansky (1751-1825) was the most prominent choral composer and conductor of his epoch, leading the Imperial Court Chapel of St. Petersburg to unprecedented heights of excellence as Europe's preeminent choir. The "Cherubic Hymn No. 7," his most popular setting of that text, has been a staple of Russian Orthodox church repertoire from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

Es soll keiner by Anonymous

Anonymous André Vierendeels German Mixed chorus Three voices Secular Canon CPDL
Choral Score Free;
1643

Composer(s) Anonymous; Arranger(s) André Vierendeels; In German; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Secular, Canon; Publisher CPDL;

STB
Source : Musica Poëtica/collected by Johann Andreas Erbst---Nürnberg---J.Dümler---1643.
Original clefs : F3, C3, C1
Editorial accidentals above the staff.
Original text middle German.

All Creation Rejoices by Pavel Chesnokov

Pavel Chesnokov Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Seven or more voices Sacred Liturgical Choral Orthodox Liturgy Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Opus Op.15, No. 11;
Павел Чесноков O Тебе радуется

Composer(s) Pavel Chesnokov; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred, Liturgical Choral; Occasion(s) Orthodox Liturgy; Publisher Musica Russica;

“All of Creation Rejoices” is a setting of the special Hymn to the Theotokos (the Mother of God) that is sung at the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, served ten times during the year. Chesnokov’s setting may be described as a “paraphrase” of Pyotr Turchaninov’s setting of the same text, which was the one most widely used in Russia during the nineteenth century. (Turchaninov’s chant arrangement is No. 66 in the anthology One Thousand Years of Russian Church Music, V. Morosan., ed., Musica Russica, 1991.) The connection is clearly established in the first two measures through the use of the same “Greek” chant melody used by Turchaninov. Chesnokov then departs from the cantus firmus substantially, reintroducing it briefly in mm. 15-16, 27, and 41-42, just enough to maintain the connection with the prototype. The most signiflcant departure from the homophonic “chant harmonization” style occurs in mm. 31-40, where imitative writing and text repetition paint the text “more spacious than the heavens”. Chesnokov included this work as a supplement to Opus 15, his first setting of the complete Divine Liturgy, which he compiled by taking individual hymn settings from earlier opuses and adding all the essential liturgical responses. Though clearly intended for use during the liturgy, it compares favorably with his compositions of a concert-like nature.

Salvation Is Created by Pavel Chesnokov

Pavel Chesnokov Transliteration Church Slavonic Mixed chorus Seven or more voices Sacred Liturgical Choral Sacred Concerto Orthodox Liturgy Musica Russica
Choral Score $1.95; Link to Full Score; Audio Diction CD;
Opus Op. 25, No. 5;
Павел Чесноков Спасение соделал

Composer(s) Pavel Chesnokov; In Transliteration, Church Slavonic; For Mixed chorus ; Style/Genre Sacred, Liturgical Choral, Sacred Concerto; Occasion(s) Orthodox Liturgy; Publisher Musica Russica;

This is the most popular sacred work by Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944) outside of Russia. This edition restores Chesnokov's original voicing and markings, which were sometimes missing from the numerous English-language editions that appeared in the 1920s and 1930s. The text consists of a single psalm verse, followed by "Alleluia," which makes singing this piece in the original language eminently accessible to choirs of all levels.

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