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Ouverture spirituelle • Eastern Christianity I: Sacred choral music from Russia


  • 23 July 2016, 20:30


TSAR IVAN IV Fragment from the Sticheron on the occasion of the Feast of the Icon of the Mother of God by Vladimir, in the style of the “putyevoy raspyev”

MONK CHRISTOPHOR Russian Passion (Fragment) from a manuscript dated 1604 (edited by Albina Kruchinina)

ANONYMOUS Three Old Russian Hymns
"Praise the Lord, my Soul" (Psalm 103)
"Dignus est"
"Holy is the Lord" (edited by M.Brahnikov)

GEORGY SVIRIDOV Three Monasterial Stichera for Male Choir from Religious Chants and Prayers
"Morning Song"
"Hymn on the Publican and the Pharisee"
"Lord, I cry to You"

STEPAN DEGTYARYOV From the Easter Matins: "Today every creature rejoices"

MAXIM BEREZOVSKY "Do not abandon me in the days of my dotage" (Psalm 71.9-11), Sacred Concerto for Choir

DMITRI BORTNYANSKY Concert for choir No. 3: “Lord, in your Power the King rejoices” (Psalm 21.1-5)

ALEXANDER ARCHANGELSKY “Lord, hear my prayer” (Psalm 102.1-2)
“I believe“

GEORGY SVIRIDOV “Holy Love” from the incidental music for Alexey K. Tolstoy's Tsar Fyodor Ivanovich using words by an unknown author of the 16th century

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF “Nunc dimittis” from The All-Night Vigil Op. 37

PAVEL G. CHESNOKOV “Yea, my prayer rises up“ (Psalm 141), “My soul doth magnify the Lord“

ZORAN MULIĆ „Dignus est“



End of concert approx. 10:40 pm.

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Vladislav Chernushenko, Conductor
Chorus of the State Music Ensemble St Petersburg